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Fluffy links – Monday February 2nd 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

AchGo covered another data leak of customer details last week. This weekend the sunday Business Post covered it. What’s interesting here is that Airtricity has taken out insurance for their customers over the data loss. The banks never did this. The banks got their screwup investigated using taxpayer money and got a report written telling them what to do in future. A report the DPC woon’t make public, despite we paying for it.

Along the same lines, an interesting blog post on how the Dept. of Justice here in Ireland doesn’t seem to want to honour Freedom of Information requests.

Nice listing of car prices at an auction from Derry. Crazy prices. Sobering prices.

Suzy talks about the lack of anyone charismastic and uniting in LGBT politics in Ireland. Most of the organisations appear to be self serving to their board not even their “members”. I remember a comment from someone on the board of an org like this bemoaning the fact that they had to have AGMs and had to answer questions from their members.

iPhone Developer days in Ireland. Yay.

Nice writeup on Steve in the Irish Times.

New blog: Science Culture Bulletin.

Schizophrenia Ireland Changes Name to: Shine – Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health

Good coverage by TJ on the eircom and record companies deal.

UK hotels er, not quite.

Twitter were being asses methinks about the Daily Mail Twitter account.

Putin rocks. He clever.

Swan Song (for a nation) – Rae & Christian ft. Veba

Aim – The Girl Who Fell Through The Ice

Alice In Chains – No Excuses (Unplugged)

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Happy Sunday

Fluffy Links – Thursday January 29th 2009

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

By the time you read this I’ll be fast asleep and not have even gotten up to fly to London to attend this. But I’ll be away Friday from this blog, so now you know why. If you are in London this evening though. Some of us are meeting up for Mexican Food.

More sponsorship opportunites for the sold out 2009 Blog Awards.

Frost/Nixon review from Charles. I really thought the movie was very pro-Nixon. Frost was a chump in it.

The first Dublin fb Megaparty which will take place this Friday at The Purty Kitchen in Temple Bar. Details on Facebook.

PR/Marketing toolkit, built by Thomas.

A business bootcamp for school goers. Great idea.


An Bord Snip.

God is a bit of a dick.

Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret

least it wasn’t this.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday January 28th 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Late in the day but here they are:

Walter is running an alternative to the Blog Awards. I very much support this.

Clown funerals. In Ireland. (Thanks Mick!)

Matching wine to Foodie blogs.

The Web 2.0 roadshow for Irish adland.

Dublin City Council have a blog for their City Development Plan.

Hack the Government day. (Their data)

The top pages on Facebook (by users) and their growth rates.

Via BoingBoing: Mark Lanegan and Kurt Cobain sing Leadbelly

No bloggers need apply

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Cos there’s loads of you after answering Sinéad’s survey on blogging. She now would like more normals to fill it in. (My dig, not hers) If you’re a non-blogger can you fill in this survey please? Thanks.

IGO People – The Tuesday Push

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Connecting Indviduals, Groups and Organisations to each other. Doing something so simple but in a meaningful and structured way is actually very complicated but that’s what IGO People does and does well.

IGO People

If you talk to the people behind this service, they believe very passionately about using technology to make the world better for people and the aim or one of them for IGOPeople is to get people to talk to each other and sort things out. It’s nice that if you have an issue you can address it to a group or company whether they are there or not and from the way I believe it works, they can officially come along and address youe issues. They need not be customer care issues either, just queries. We’ve already seen blogs as a place where people can get soapboxing and get satisfaction but IGO People is purposed to help you do this better with others around you.

It’s a very clever service and it’s Irish and it has some fun stuff happening on it already. Well done to them.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 27th 2009

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

So we’re having a “Blog Awards Week” instead of just a Blog Awards day. On Tuesday the 17th of February we hope to run some kind of Foodie Blogger event. On the 18th there’ll be a Blog/Book thingymajig and that evening is Collision Course II, on the Thursday there’ll be something during the day and then the Battle of the Bloggers at SoundCheck. On the Friday, there’ll be something too. All fun y’all.

New Blog: RecessionWoman

Not everybody can be rich and nobody should be poor, but we should be able to live somewhere in the middle with a minimum of bullshit.

Ben’s mature guide to the Blog Awards. Delighted to see he feels so comfortable wearing women’s clothes.

Got 5 mins for Niall O’K’s survey? Ag go wan. 5 mins. Just 5.

This could go on forever and a bit. Worst Irish Film names. “Jesus Christchurch Super Spar”

Klara’s new blog. She can’t have just two blogs though. Heard her next blog is all about Yaoi. Also know as Benslashfiction.

It’s wrong to laugh. That much.

MAXRoam and Dopplr. A very good fit.

Tofu almost sounds nice with this dish. Almost.

So Beautiful Jobs are another site offering free jobs listings but for the whole of 2009. A job site for the Beauty Industry in Ireland. Heh, they say facial a lot. About 13, that’s my mental age, like you needed to ask.

We Are Scientists – Hoppipolla Cover Sigur Ros

The push for companies on a Tuesday

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Tuesday Push is coming back for another while. First one is tomorrow. There was a bit of a hiatus as I was busy with other things and also deciding the future of it.

Some clarifications
Unfortunately it seems people started taking advantage of what they saw as a free marketing resource for their company without having to give anything back, which is the opposite of what this is about. This is about a co-op mentality where the group involved with the Tuesday Push all helped each other out when it became the turn of those pushed. Many that signed up didn’t even want something pushed, they wanted to just help out. If you don’t have a blog or method of promoting people then the Tuesday Push is not for you. Creating a blog for this isn’t good enough either. Creating a blog and expecting 15 other blogs to talk you up on your first week isn’t going to wash either.

Another thing that people missed or I wasn’t clear about was the service has to be a unique proposition. Online stores are not unique. Rebadging off the shelf tech that was licenced or purchased is nothing new or very interesting, even if you’re selling yellow penguins that go moo in the store. Anyone can build a site using VBulletin.

Hopefully with these clarifications we can start to get attention to some clever and interesting companies and products which in turn can help the wider group.

Myself and Gordon will be looking after the Tuesday Push and there is now also a Tuesday Push twitter account. The next pushee is tomorrow and features IGO People.

The form for Tuesday Push is here.

Fluffy Links – Monday January 26th 2009

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Damien Blake is finishing up being a politician. He’ll still be in politics though. Best of luck Damien!

BizCamp is on March the 7th
in Dublin. With a tagline of “F**k the Recession”. Their stars, not mine. Turns out they mean “Feck” 🙂

Digital Marketing jobs from Cybercom.

Meanwhile: Rocket Jobs are doing free jobs listings for employers.

Agree with Johnnie. Litter is caused by male teenagers and they are pigs? Wrong marketing!

PopeTube not so hot. Maybe he should show a little more skin? He probably needs a bit of Queer Eye for the Pope guy.

Kevin Kelly on ownership in a digital world.

Via Steve – Art comes to the iPhone with the Brushes app. I’m seriously impressed:

Best way to get the kids to cycle to school? (They can’t take the bus now after the cuts) – Buy one of these cars, they’d sooner walk than be in it with you. A very QVC moment from the Greens:

Saying that, I applaud the Greens for at least doing something on the web. They even have a TD using Twitter and doing it properly.

Just to annoy

Sunday, January 25th, 2009