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Fluffy Links – Tuesday October 28th 2008

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

New site about Inchicore.

Ciara has a good report on the BNI conference last week titled “I refuse to participate in a recession”.

New Irish blog Lower the Tone.

An Open Letter To Ciaran Cuffe

Via Debz Boba Fett Hoodie.

You should fire your web agency when

I’d love to see Irish research on brain reactions to ads.

No truer words. Optimization is the enemy of innovation.

Speaking of which: Cluetrain summary on Slideshare.

Surf the net as if you were in China without having to go. Wow, god bless you technology! Will probably be the same for Australia soon too.

Oh. My.

Via Jonny H Guy creates a level on Little Big Planet in order to propose to his girlfriend.

Via Bock – Gays for McCain:
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What the fock? Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is blogging and Twittering, kinda

Monday, October 27th, 2008


Not that you’d spot it on the Irish Times blog page since they don’t link to the blog of Ross called Life With Ross. The 8th Ross book is out for Christmas and Ross has a blog and he’s even on that Twitter yoke too. However if you look at the blog it’s just actually pulling in updates from his Twitter account. Maybe that’s why it’s not listed on the Blog section?

I hope Ross interacts with people on Twitter like he did via the text ins he did/does.

New Media, New Audience? – Free Arts Council conference on November 25th

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The amazing Annette in association with the Arts Council has organised a whopper of a conference in Dublin Castle on November 25th titled New Media, New Audience?. Two keynoters will be speaking, the engaging, intelligent and charming Charles Leadbeater (see his TED video) and the crank’s favourite Andrew (is to Nicholas Carr, as Channel 6 is to the Beeb) Keen.

Culture Fest 08 leiderhosen
Photo owned by Cindy Funk (cc)

The full agenda includes some great panel discussions and workshops. (Disclaimer: I’m giving a workshop and getting paid for it). It’s nice to see a traditional and what I’d see as conservative (Arts being conservative seems so wrong!) group take the idea of new/social media heads on and see what they can do together. Every element in every segment could do with more insight from those in the Arts in my view.

Register here to attend the day.

Fluffy Links – Monday 27th October 2008

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Bank holiday in Ireland but what the hell. Lots of non-Irish read this now. And I’m working today anyway!

Donal, as well as celebrating his birthday yesterday is turning into a model what with being on stamps and buses.

Been emailed a few times to give a push to this blog post about a charity owing a lot of money to the taxman and needing a dig out. Not sure how able they are to run a tight ship but they certainly are doing a great job looking after kids (as Kate testifies) who the Government deliberately appear to ignore.

New (to me) blog of Steven Troughton-Smith.

Via the Business Post is news about a new PR agency in Ireland called who specialise in social media and blogging. They don’t have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Bebo and don’t have a blog either. Uhm. Something amiss there surely.

10 billion photos on Facebook now. And all locked in.

Pedigree Chum ditches Crufts sponsorship, maybe down to BBC investigation.

The 80/18 rule.

Google gets a jet. Nice.

Handy guide to cheap data roaming around europe.



Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Go on Digital Ireland – Cybercom and Nubiq are winners

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Cybercom has scooped a 2008 MAA Globe Award for Best Digital Communications Campaign in Toronto this week, for its work on the Powerade ‘Never Give Up’ campaign. It’s not the first award though for this. The campaign has won the Grand Prix at the APMC (Association of Promotional Marketing Consultants), an award for Best Marketing and Communications Campaign at the Coca-Cola Worldwide Marketing Awards and more.

And then also this week Waterford’s Nubiq won a Most Innovative Mobile Internet Consumer Deployment award at the Mobile Internet World in Boston for their Zinadoo Mobile Website Creation service.

Well done both companies who have been working away for the past while and are being rewarded for their efforts. The recognition they got is great for them and for the digital and tech scene in Ireland.

Fluffy Links – Friday October 24th 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Great idea this. The Pan American Cycle Test. Cycling a LOT of miles for charity.

Nice update to Tweetrush.

An amazing photo from Phil. Phil is doing the photos for BarCamp Cork.

This got overlooked on the week that we had but Mary O’Rourke called the Gardai after getting a visit from a partner of O’Callaghan?

Did anyone in Superquinn get in trouble for this?

Zombie walks are fun but the realism and work that went into doing this amazes me. The professionalism of amateurism?

Take a closer look at your food packaging.

A different form of Open University.

Bjork and Thom Yorke. Seems it’s no great at all.

Google can do canned replies now. Interesting.

Fun atheist ads.

Even decades ago, Steve Jobs could do presentations. He’s improved, seems the business world is just getting worse when it comes to these skills.

AmeriCAN, AmeriCan’t, Ameri…

Amazing Nike ad, music helps. Where’s it from? 🙂
Nike – Fate removes/deletes story about property developer

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Blank url.

Someone got a screenshot though. Someone else did great detective work.

The Irish Times still have the story though.

Michael Kennedy TD for Fianna Fáil – Champion gobshite

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

And the winner is Michael Kennedy TD. Single parents with 10 kids getting free houses. Said during the medical card protest. Yeah, blame them, if they exist outside of their urban legend.

I very very very much like what Declan said in the comments over at RedMum’s gaff:

TDs dont understand people who are entitled to the medical card because most politicians have spent decades arranging to get the card for people who are *not* entitled to them. The idea that anyone in the country could have a legitimate claim for a card is totally alien to them.

Get your election on – Leviathan US Election special on November 4th

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leviathan are running an election night special on Tuesday November 4th and it looks like it’s going to be BIG.

MN: Union Members Attend Franken Rally in St. Paul
Photo owned by aflcio2008 (cc)

Leviathan Political Cabaret marks its relaunch with a very special and unique event which will capture all the excitement, elation and despair over the course of one night as it becomes clear who will lead the United States and, arguably, the Western World, for the next four years.

The event will be hosted by author, economist and broadcaster David McWilliams with a rolling panel of experts, academics, American ex-pats, politicians and commentators. American exile Richard Delevan will man the blog desk, monitoring online activity and analysing leaked exit polls, rumours and breaking news.

There will be expert analysis of the media coverage of the campaign and polling day with live big-screen links to Fox, NBC, CNN and others. Paddy Cullivan will report live from New York City with subversive commentary and music and some very special guests. Free Wi-Fi will be available for live blogging.

Tickets €25 available from