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Fluffy Links – Monday April 29th 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Run an e-commerce site, want to turn visitors into customers/leads? Conversion Rate Optimisation Workshop on May 7th

One can legally be a Mx in the UK instead of a Ms. Mrs. or Mr. if you don’t want a gender specific title.

Data science and Facebook. 42 is the meaning of life. 342 is the average number of friends on Facebook.

Infographical. Realex Q1 payments trends.

Using a water filter to take the pure water out of Coke. What about the Coke without the water? That’s what I want to know.

This is lovely. Boy with MD can live some dreams through photos.

The colours in movies. Like a Pantone card for movies.

Sketching with code. Love that phrase. Watch some coder poet gurus rip that phrase off.

Lubomyr Melnyk – The Voice of Trees 1

Upcoming Mulley Comms Digital Marketing things

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

If you sell online or want to generate leads via your website, this Conversion Rate Optimisation workshop is worth looking at.

Digital Marketing Networking event, also on May 7th in Dublin. Filling up fast. Kieran Flanagan from Hubspot and Miguel Rivas from Brand Social will talk at it.

Google Analytics Workshop Dublin May 9th.

Facebook Intermediate training course, Dublin and Cork.

I’m asking companies when hiring an intern, what digital marketing skills should they have. Want to help by filling it in if you are one of those companies?

This has nothing to do with Digital but is nice:

A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For The Static King Part One (Official Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Monday April 15th 2013

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Free online class. Building an iOS app. 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT on April 16th

Do you run Open Coffees or informal meetups? Some handy tips on running meetups.

I’m asked a lot these days to recommend candidates for Digital Marketing jobs so I’ve put a form together where you can add your name if you’re looking for a job in this area. I won’t tell your employer, I won’t add you to a mailing list and I won’t sell or give over your details to a recruitment agency.

Got an Irish e-commerce site? The IEDR’s Optimise project can help you out.

That stool rocks. “We send a digital file to a maker located near you, they make the stool and send it to you.” That’s local business from an er non-local business. You can also get it here.

Visual storytelling lessons from Citizen Kane, one of Roger Ebert’s favorite films.

What is the Business of Literature?

Facebook Home will probably win the day.

Great advice from @ZeFrank: “If you want to be something, start being it.”

Fluffy Links – Saturday April 6th 2013

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Japanese Film Festival in the Triskel next week.

Finkbeiner test. When reporting on women in business/science, some guidelines.

RTÉ doing radio dramas around science. Each Sunday for a month.

Facebook Advertising workshop by Barry Hand on April 18th.

April 17th, Twitter class in Limerick by me. Massively subsidised.

New site for the lovely band Waking Up Sunday.

Apple is widening the gap between itself and Samsung and the other raggle taggle bunch of device makers.

Reeder is now free. What will it turn into when Google Reader goes?

Fluffy Links – Sunday March 31st 2013

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

How the Daily Mail is winning when it comes to making money online. Everyone else is looking at paywalls, these guys are opening and raking in the cash.

Pre-order the print version of The Holy Numbers.

ISL. Irish Sign Language. Some learning resources.

Music with the solar system dictating the beat. Solarbeat.

From the ashes of those kicked out of Phantom is 8 Radio. Listen online or using one of those analog things.

Some fantastic tips from Business Insider on how they operate. The underling theme seems to be OBSESSIVES.

via Broadsheet.ie, this is mesmerizing:

Just at what point in your company timeline do you decide to try and make society more complicated so your product gets to be used more to make society less complicated.

Self-publishing. The actual work involved.

Haunted – The Pogues

Cork from Glucksman

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Fluffy Links – Sunday March 24th 2013

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Nice interface for Facebook. Only see updates from connections that share links.

Speaking of Facebook, Facebook Ads workshop on April 18th.

We were getting a baby for Christmas.

These 8 bit glasses please.

Memento is a life-recorder type device. Takes photos every two minutes throughout your day and you can upload them all up later.

Why not go for the original guy? Mad Men can use a Beatles song, they can do this.

Désacraliser (literal translation: ‘to remove from its pedestal’) is the word that Privat uses. Via Mrs Tyrell.

The right way to use Evernote:

Get motherfucking Bulb:

Dave Grohl, SXSW

Fluffy Links – Sunday March 17th 2013

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Stories.ie has changed direction (nobody was buying tickets) so we’re doing it on Thursday evening in the Clarion and it’s free. A few tickets are left if you want to grab them.

Two upcoming training courses hosted by Mulley Communications:
Google Analytics workshop on April 2nd

From Rookie to Pro: Facebook Ads workshop on April 18th.

DoneDeal.ie have an Easter competition currently running.

Amazing resource. So many Irish historical pieces collected by a fishmonger all through his life. Took nearly a decade to sort all the information too.

They might have been the next U2, documentary on Lir, fate seemed to have other ideas.

BBC4 now doing Neverwhere as a radio play. Great cast.

David Lynch Blue Velvet cupcakes. Can you guess what they look like? Yeah…

Crafthouse. An evening with Robert Ballagh.

Watched Searching for Sugar Man last night. Wow.
Rodriguez – Cause

Fluffy Links – March 7th 2013

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Google Analytics Workshop on April 2nd with Laurence Veale. Starting to fill (only 9 places at it) so you know what to do…

And if you want to do a digital marketing course over 4 weeks in Cork in April, I’m doing one for the Cork Chamber.

Good to Know. Handy app from Publicis for anyone into marketing and digital planning.

PINC programme looking for female entrepreneurs for their part-time business startup course.

Outsource human tasks to other humans. Task Rabbit.

Xboxonly movie release. Not a bad idea and could be a great platform for independent movie distribution. Same for bands.

Bugs by Tracy Letts, play we’ll see in Cork, if they get enough funds.

Oh yes, the company now has a Facebook Page.

The technology gap between the young and old is widening. A younger generation knows more and is immersed more while an older generation feels more lost. And so seems to react by setting up Government committees to reign in this tech freedom.

Fluffy Links – Monday March 4th 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The beatings will continue until morale improves. Or, well, the pushing of Stories.ie will keep happening until tickets are sold. I’m quite proud of this event.

Google Analytics Workshop in Dublin on April 2nd I’m helping to organise.

I. Just. I just. Uhm. Bad Robot Surgery.

Rise of the Citizen Influencer. Hmm. Not a fan of “citizen” whatevers or “influencer” whatevers.

Amanda Palmer’s TED talk isn’t mind-blowing or anything but sensible. Worth a watch. Can already see some of her statements being “appropriated” into talks by others.

Edelman Digital talk #promnight.

Henry Rollins – The Iron.

Fun anti-piracy method from Tweetbot.

DCENR’s Twitter policy is simple but good.

Adobe ad: Digital Marketing Bullshit test.

Right here, right now. (from the era where you had to have a dancer when you were a band)