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Fluffy Links – Sunday April 24th 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Love the domain name: Earth.ie helps you keep track of the things done to promote sustainability in Greystones and Wicklow.

The Informer. New satirical website for the Irish Market.

Aware (depression support/awareness group) are looking for volunteers for their online support groups. Volunteer training is on May 7th.

A blog about crisps, oh yeah.

Like this. PhoneGap. Easy to deploy multiplatform smartphone apps. Open source too.

Via Dawn of the Deadly: Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em

Acetate – King Kong Company

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Asked to mention this. Good tune, like the samples used.

Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Handwritten Novel’

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Fluffy Links – Friday 15th April 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Master Chef, the Irish version. I hope it’s good. Who’ll be entering?

I suppose I should highlight these more. Cork Social Media Course in May and Dublin Social Media Course in May still have spaces. My last of 2011 before I go into retirement/hibernation/breakdown mode.

One Fab Day has a Wedding Photography competition. Win €1000 worth of photography.

Nomination details for the Social Media Awards are here.

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes.

Still buzzing from The Unthanks last week. Nice album review.

M83 – We own the sky

Fluffy Links – Saturday April 9th 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Pen and Pixel is a Tipp IT digital media exhibition and a photography competition which will be held on the 14th of April at 6.30pm. Students have to organize and promote the exhibition themselves.

Like this quote from Morgan via SBP:

IQ Content’s Morgan McKeagney took a sobering look at the world of digital marketing, and called for an end to ‘‘hype, bullshit and bling’’. The construction industry’s theory – build it and they will come – had virtually destroyed the Irish economy, and the same attitude had prevailed in much of digital media, argued McKeagney.

Coconut Records “West Coast”

Holy recessionary parenting. “Getting your kids to pay their way

Cancer charities now updating Wikipedia entries on cancer. Makes sense to make these articles better instead of trying to outSEO them.

Blogs for everything including the witty notes on the signs in your local Tube station.

Loads of videos on YouTube from Harvard.

15 minutes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Jack in Media Contact asked me to do a workshop for the Media Contact Mash conference in May and asked me to figure out what I wanted to cover. He also wanted to try out something new and make me a “media sponsor”. New meedja/social meedja etc.

The idea being that I use my media channels (Blog, Twitter etc) to highlight the conference and my workshop and I get a return if anyone that follows the link above or here buys a ticket. Being honest, I like the idea but have always tried not to make any money from this blog apart from linking to my business site. I can’t bundle my share into a ticket sales reduction as then every media partner would be ignored if mine were cheaper so whatever is made from ticket sales kickbacks via those links, I’ll probably put it to non-Damien use. Maybe I’ll randomly post it to someone or something or do a KLF on it.

Anyways, I’d just written an article for the Cork Independent on things that can be done to websites/Facebook/Twitter that can improve so thought it might make an interesting talk. Going to cover 15 points, 15 minutes each. We’ll have a novelty clock perhaps. This is some of the blurb:

Perfect for those who want an overview of digital marketing. Perfect for those who only have fifteen minutes a week to work on digital marketing. Perfect for those with short attention spans. Perfect for those with short attention spans.

24 hour clock at greenwich observatory
Photo owned by dodsport (cc)

And the talk marks me not doing a public talk again. Until perhaps 2012 but maybe longer. We’ll see. It’ll be refreshing to go to a conference and not see Damien Mulley’s name somewhere. I’ll do a blog post on the takeaways from the workshop a bit afterwards too. This is the link that pays for my jelly bean addiction.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday March 29th 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Yeah so Project X is now known as the Social Media Awards. Bits from Blog Awards and Web Awards with a few categories added too. As someone mentioned on Twitter, it’s not about having a Twitter or Facebook account but how you use them.

I’m giving a talk/tutorial on Twitter at the Cork lifelong learning festival. Blacknight are sponsoring. I won’t send live abuse to them so.

Mindfield. An International Festival of IdeasDublin April 29th – May 1st 2011

Barry Kenny from Irish Rail, heavy users of Twitter, is now head honcho for the year in the PR Institute and says social media is important. They need to do more than sell expensive social media courses in there alright.

By the way, this code will get you a chunk of change off the Mash Conference in May that I’m speaking at.

Nigel from Pims talks about his take on social media after using it in depth.

Comic Sans, the documentary. Hehe, ok so.

Chris from Doodle Creative got married recently. Thought he’d try his hand at doing the Thriller wedding dance. Jeremy from Doodle is there too. Fair play to them and the others for doing it. Do you take event bookings?

Fluffy Links – Monday March 28th 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Damnit, this was meant to go out on Friday last.

Young Dylan Collins has a blog. (The lad from Jolt Online and Demonware) Watch him start a few fights and see if anyone tries to throw a drunken punch at him or something. A must read blog.

Love this infographic from Snarah about the final Irish Blog Awards.

Dublin Bus Live Times. Add it to your iPhone.

Mulley Comms Online Marketing plan.

Brighton Irish. Website for Irish in Brighton and around there.

So I’m giving a workshop at the Mash Conference (and my last public talk of 2011 I believe) and there should be a significant discount for those buying tickets if they use my code. Stay tuned.

Mud Run, Ireland’s dirtiest fun-run, is taking place on Saturday, 26th March at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort, Co. Kildare.

The Unthanks – Lost

The 2011/12 Genesis Enterprise Programme

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Been asked to blog about this and get word out to (mostly) Cork based folks.

The Genesis Enterprise Programme based on the CIT Campus is recruiting for new participants this year. The programme is well-established and is a nice way to drive you from a very new and innocent business to a professional one.

Blurb:

So what’s it all about? Genesis is a 12-month, full time, rapid incubation programme that provides a comprehensive range of supports to innovative start-ups to help them establish their business successfully in a planned and focused environment.

Some alumni of Genesis: Abtran, Crest Solutions, Cully & Sully, Comnitel/IBM, Eolas International, Ferfics, Radisen Diagnostics.

Consider applying.

And what they offer:

  • Management Development Training in strategy, finance, marketing, sales etc
  • An environment with other entrepreneurs at early stages of business development
  • Business address and office facilities
  • Experienced business mentor for each participant
  • Opportunity to access the staff and facilities of the Programme Partners
  • Access to CORD Funding, subject to Enterprise Ireland approval
  • Information on other sources of funding

Fluffy Links – Monday 7th March 2011

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Excellent: Set of interviews with Hitchcock and Truffaut.

Patrick The Story. Cork School of Music composer does a multimedia re-imagination of the story of St Patrick.

Hello new business: Green Owl Workshop “fun and quirky range of modern wedding invitations designed and printed in Ireland.”

Cork, Sat March 12th. Live audio/visual extravaganza featuring Solar Bears and Lionel Palun.

New service Consult.ie allows companies to list business tenders/contracts/projects.

Churnalism. Which dodgy news sites are “heavily inspired” by other media sites?

Liking the lineup of the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin.

Late to the party but these latest Auto Correct entries are great.

Neato. Not hidden but only open for a short while each week. The mostly unknown gallery in the National Gallery in London.

PJ Harvey – The words that maketh murder