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Fluffy Links – Tuesday December 30th 2008

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Congrats to Keith on his great gig in the East. Best of luck.

So TeenCamp is on January 17th in Dublin in Filmbase. Why not go along? If you’re a teen and want to do a talk or see a talk then go

Me talking shite about Twitter.

Frank’s suggestions for running a business in 2009.

Two more twitter accounts to alert you about bargains in Ireland. IrishConsumer and PriceAlerts

So I attended the first Team Tommy event Sunday and Monday, held at Castle Collison. It was a hoot and then some. Various people argue Tommy wasn’t shotgunning cans of Heino but I dunno… You had to be there I suppose. It was cool that he lined up a jazz trio too with a cool drummer. Total lie. I may be black and proud but I have no rhythm at all.

Bloody brilliant deals with Expedia to lots of places. See this Boards.ie thread about it.

Except the machine was to the left, not the right. They swap the machines every so often. That’s being too environmentally friendly.
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Via Una Santogold – Lights Out

Fluffy Links – Monday December 29th 2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

From the iFood lads, Food and Fizz.

New blog from Matthew. Pavelware.

Nice gift ideas for the nerd. For next year.

Buzzwords of 2008.

Art of the Title. Brilliant blog breaking down the opening credits of movies. Lovely screenshots and history.

This is what we do to the rest of the world with our junk.

Here’s a blueprint to save the newspaper industry.


Twitter sells paintings
. Irish context.

Twitter helps local politicians too.

Zombies and the food triangle.

Live iPhone apps so you can play each other or do other fun things.

Slaves in advertising. A series.

Simply not the best:

Maybe they should be called YellowSnow.ie?

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Director of communications company tells me about C U Next Tuesday on Twitter and how that bad word is in my Twitter profile url and it’s obscene. I act shocked and confused. What ever does she mean? The penny eventually drops and old-skool type deleting of the mess happens (Aside: Oh yes and after finding out Rupert Murdoch owns Facebook, she deleted her profile):

Director of Yellowstone.ie telling Damien what C U Next Tuesday really means

Director of Yellowstone.ie telling Damien what C U Next Tuesday really means

So after that, she deletes all those messages to me as if it didn’t happen. Liam makes a comment and she thanks him for his support:

Liam is thanked for his support

Liam is thanked for his support

He says he didn’t support her. She deletes that message but they still show up in the Twitter timeline.

So the nuclear option is taken, the whole Twitter account is wiped. I’ll leave it to Liam for his take:

Liam's take

Liam's take

There’s a case study in this on how NOT to engage with an online community. I dunno what rule number it is but Rule No. Yellow is: Don’t join an online community and tell them how they should behave on their space especially if done in your language not theirs. Understanding a community takes time, you need immersion. If someone has Cuntfuckistan as their URL then there’s a strong chance it was put their on purpose. It’s not like I bent down to tie my lace and someone changed my profile URL.

Fluffy Links – Sunday December 28th 2008

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Another Collison is online and blogging. Lily Collison is here. Two potential Best Newcomers at the Blog Awards.

Bit late to this but holy fuck, there’s Irish craftsmanship right there!

Colm Brophy gets Obamaified and shows you how to do the same.

Via Alexia. Someone got a tat saying they love Helvetica. Now I have a tattoo that has Helvetica font but crikey, I wouldn’t declare my love for a person on my skin, let alone a font.

Nice t-shirt from James.

Congrats to SCC English for winning Best Group Blog at the eddies.

Jason talks Declarations and Mary-Lou McFootinMouth.

Haydn on the privileges of communication.

Backtype. Time to stalk.

Innocent?

Innocent when you dream maybe?

I just like the hook

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Don’t worry. Real blogging is back soon where I’ll be using the C word (Cork), the N word (National Broadband Scheme), the F word (Food), the R word (Regulator) and other fun words like dollop. Isn’t dollop a really interesting sounding word? Say it slow. Say it fast.

Regina does Little Boxes, so does Elvis, so does Deathcab

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Don’t forget those mobiles!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Now that you or a family member got a phone for Christmas, donate the old one and win another!

Well Wishes From Friends
Photo owned by BluEyedA73 (cc)

Shearwater – The Snow Leopard

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Shearwater. Another “not the official vid” fan-generated thing. Amazing song. Get the album which is called Rook.

I wrote some words…

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

and there’s a slight Christmas theme going on.

Up loud, turn it and happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Passion Pit – Sleepy head.

Loving my Christmas present:
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