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Fluffy Links – Wednesday May 8th 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Billy Hawkes, the man who tamed Facebook and Marne Levine, Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Public Policy talk Protecting Personal Data in the Digital Age. 17 May at 12.00p.m.

Remember that idea of a foldable plug? Get it here.

300 social media policies.

The next iteration of Seán Bonner’s Safecast cheaper Geiger counter is to make it portable. Dronized Safecast.

Habitual by AJ. A simple personal analytics app. Android based.

Facebook Wifi, love the idea, they need to bring it to Ireland. “Will check-in for WiFi”.

McBain stitched together. Genius.

An information session will be held at Western Gateway Building, UCC on 5 June for those interested in entering the Seedcorn Business Competition. Big wad of cash for overall and area winners.

Panti mentioned Leigh Bowery in this video about how she started in drag. The full documentary about Leigh Bowery is available in six parts on YouTube. It starts here. I think I’ll get myself a pair of his glasses.

Rebekka Karijord – Oh Brother

Moments of truth

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Steal this objective from Netflix, it applies to all businesses:

Netflix in 2013 on what comes next:

Our North Star is to win more of our members’ “moments of truth”. Those decision moments are, say, on Thursday 7:15 pm or Monday 2:40 am when our member wants to relax, enjoy a shared experience with friends and family, or is just bored. They could play a video game, surf the web, read a magazine, channel surf their MVPD/DVR system, buy a pay-per-view movie, put on a DVD, turn on Hulu or Amazon Prime, or they could tap on Netflix. We want our members to choose Netflix in these moments of truth.

We win those moments of truth when members expect, based on their prior experience with us, that Netflix will be pleasurable, compared to all those other options. The pleasure comes from our simple experience for choosing, control over when to start/pause/resume the video, and from content that suits their taste and their mood.

When we deliver enjoyment, members watch more Netflix, continue their membership, and evangelize Netflix to their friends

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, 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 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. 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