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Fluffy Links – Wednesday June 17th 2009

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The draft Creative Commons license version 3.0 for Ireland is out and they’re taking feedback. CC Ireland website.

it@Cork are running an iPhone event on July 8th.

Mummy Maps has launched. They say they are: The Stylish Guide for Dublin Parents. And: Map-based recommendations for lovers of great food, fashion and fun.

Tony Frattaroli from Sal’s Pizza is now a-blogging. Welcome to the funhouse Tony!

An update from Colm Lyon about the Internet Growth Alliance.

So Morning Ireland now has a webcam too. And a shiny new site.

And on RTE … RTE Concert Orchestra do Hitchcock on June 20th.

Excerpts on the big screen from classic murder, mystery & suspense movies with live orchestral accompaniment including To Catch A Thief (Lyn Murray), Strangers On A Train (Dimitri Tiomkin), Dial M for Murder (Dimitri Tiomkin) and North By Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)

Dublin Twitter Bookclub.

If you want an organic Ben and Jerry’s bag, designed by local artists, stick a message on their Facebook page.

if you’re in Dublin on Friday, Murphy’s Ice Cream are having an ice cream party at Powerscourt Centre.

Tenori-on for the iPhone.

Donal from the Good Mood Food blog is now a popstar (again) with his new band Industry.

eircom mobile broadband launches

Monday, June 15th, 2009

eircom today launch their new mobile broadband plug and play product. It costs €19.99 a month and is on a 12 month contract. Yes, it runs on the Meteor network. The biggy in my view is that with the product, you get access to eircom’s WiFi hotspots which are in 1,000+ locations across Ireland. 10GB download allowance too. Additionally customers will have access to exclusive online content from Setanta Sports

The network for now is only available in Dublin, Cork city, Dundalk, Drogheda, Bray, Naas and Newbridge but eircom say they’ll be extending the coverage range to over half the population by the end of 2009.

Settling the Mac vs PC debate...
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Fluffy Links – Monday June 15th 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Nice Facebook for business checklist from Eoin

The next MeasurementCamp Dublin is June 24th.

Late on this but congrats on the iQShortees.

Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois album, infographiced.

Woo, API for Bing. Bargain Alerts forum now on Twitter. got a tartover.

Séamus O’Croídlánd points out the traffic Twitter sends to one of his sites.

Adam Boulton does a Ron Burgundy and reads filler text from the autocue

Via Creative Review, new video from We Have Band. The video was conceived by an advertising agency.

mmmm iCupcakes

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

So we got some cupcakes made to celebrate the launch of App School. Once again the hyper-talented people in the Dublin Cupcakes made them at short enough notice and did an excellent job. Some of the cupcakes have 3d icons and some are printed on edible paper.



App School – Learn to make iPhone applications

Friday, June 12th, 2009

App School

One of the things that kept me busy of late was getting a new project ready. We press released about App School this morning as well as getting it mentioned in the Irish Times. Patrick, Daniel, SQT Training and myself will be involved in training people in how to build and market iPhone applications over 5 days.

If you can handle C++ or Java then this course will suit you, the first run of it is July 20th. App school is on Twitter too, naturally.

More from Patrick.

Back soon

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Been mad busy this week, fun new thing being announced tomorrow with the dayjob. Stay tuned. Meanwhile:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday June 9th 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

James has a breakdown on the new iPhone. Want phone now.

New website from Via. Congrats Joe et al.

Old college friend has a sweet photo blog. Ronan Palliser.

Why Twitter matters from someone with deep insight.

This is kind of cool. Using 140 characters in Twitter to encode images.

Kick starter. Great webapp if you are into trying to get funding for a cause, company or campaign.

Big Trouble in Little China, best movie evar:

Press/Media Advice for an Irish Business – The Mega mix

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Here’s a list of blog posts from some Irish people that work in and around media and PR talking about how to up your PR/Media relationship game. You might find it useful. This is from an Irish perspective, so if there are other hints and tips I missed, please let me know.

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From Adrian Weckler:

How to get more space in a newspaper.

How to write a competent press release.

6 things I would do if I set up a PR company.

Way way more from Adrian here.

From Damien Mulley:

Dealing with the media – Interview stage.

Secrets of running a Lobby Group – Building press relations.

How to deal with journalists – as told by them.

Building relationships with journalists.

From Piaras Kelly:
PR photography tips.

Doing Your Own PR – What Tools Are Out There?

From Emily Tully:
Five things you should know when sending out a press release.

PR on a shoestring.

Preparing for PR.

From Darragh Doyle:
Using simple social media tools to capture an event.

From Eoin Kennedy:
Online PR Distribution Debate Opened Up Again?

Tuesday Push gets syndicated by SiliconRepublic

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Big thanks to Thomas and Bernice from BVisible for putting this together and to John Kennedy in Siliconrepublic for believing in it and offering these new online and offline spaces. Edit: Added in thanks to Bernice and BVisible!

The Tuesday Push, a co-op of people that big up a product or service every second week will now also be syndicated on SiliconRepublic and Digital21 and we may see it pop up in print as part of the eThursday Supplement in The Irish Independent. Woo.

Gordon and myself have updated the page that lets you know the criteria for a Tuesday Push. It should be clearer now. Want a push, you have to push. One for all, all for one. Cliché this, cliché that.

We have a good deal of people pushing away and giving amazing feedback on those presenting themselves but most of the companies that submit themselves for a push are not pushing other companies, thus they get rejected. If you want in, start pushing. It’s worth it as you’ll get great coverage once you get covered but probably more importantly, the people that push every second Tuesday are a mighty fine network of people and their combined analysis is worth a fortune and from what I can see they’re educating each other a lot too.

If you are a company that wants coverage then consider signing up but know the payback is medium to long-term. See SiliconRepublic article on this.

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Fluffy Links – Monday June 8th 2009

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Fun blog. Quack. Wat the Duck?

Social media checklist. Friends aren’t enough, nor blog comments.

Draw to get some Lindt chocolate., an Irish startup in the online holiday rentals space are looking for an online marketing guru to come on-board as a business partner in return for equity. Anyone?

Lee Kutner’s Blog


Tuesday Push stats from Robin. Stay tuned for some good news about Tuesday Push.

Cool art in Venice.

Zamora wedged a life-size zeppelin between buildings at the Arsenale

Via Josh Spear

Sherwin-Williams just launched ColorSnap, an iPhone application that allows you to snap a photo and get the matching Sherwin-Williams paint color from more than 1,500 in their database.

I wonder will Dulux do something like this in time?

More art.

The piece, entitled “It wasn’t meant to end like this”, is a huge mechanical digger that seems to have buried itself under 300 tonnes of rubble…

Digger equivalent of an ostrich?

AC/DC – Back in Black, live at Donnington

Eminem mixed with Back in Black: