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Fluffy Links – Friday July 20th 2012

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Greenshoots are looking for entrepreneurs in the Lee Valley area to join their incubation programme.

Reminder: Doing a Digital Marketing course (the price is subsidised) with Cork Chamber in August.

Wifi blocking wallpaper. I really do think in time there will be a niche for holiday getaways that have no mobile signal, no broadband and no telephone lines. Some parts of West Cork offer this without realising it.

Nice piece from Henry Miller on the slog that is writing. Many writers seem to suggest the idea of writing and writing and writing to a set agenda.

One way of getting kids to clean up their Facebook Profile is to tell them your roommates in college (and thus their parents) wil be shown your profile when you are booking rooms.

Thank goodness. Proper content is better than someone taking content and rewriting it to add jazzhands. Maybe less “news aggregators” will get Google love so.

Interesting concept. No need to use logins as we’re all on mobiles and logins are a pain.

Abdullah Ibrahim – Cape Town Flower

Fluffy Links – Saturday July 14th 2012

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Darina Allen has a blog. And she has a lovely post of how only recently did she learn to type and got herself an iPad.

Piece I wrote on TV for RTÉ Digital.

Showrooming: Retailers now corrupting barcodes so they can’t be read by scanners (phones) and compared online.

Doctor Who best of: List of some of the classic Doctor Who episodes to watch.

Mozilla kills off Thunderbird but full steam ahead for a mobile operating system.

Highly interesting. Red is the first colour to be distinguished when language gets around to colours.

And also via Kottke: Def Leppard re-recording their old songs to screw their record label which won’t negotiate about digital downloads. Some weird contract they had with them.

BBC – How art made the world Part 1, full 60 mins.

Data Journalism. Love this idea of using technology to start writing stories that would have been impossible a few years ago.

Fluffy Links – Friday July 6th 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Cork Pub Summit is on the 11th in Electric.

Mobile Monday Cork is on in City Hall this Monday. Starts at Midday.

Doing an 8-part Digital Marketing course in August in Cork with the Chamber. If you want to partake.

Documentary about Alternative Miss Ireland on Radio 1.

CruiseNet. Networking while cruising on the River Shannon. August 2nd.

Irish Nostalgia blog.

Like this interview of Alec Baldwin interviewing the media shy David Letterman.

Kronos Quartet – Requiem for a dream music

Fluffy Links – Monday July 3rd 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Imogen Bertin talks Uncollege and the changing ways of education.

It’s mobile mobile mobile web. And that means massive opportunity.

Using a remote controlled helicopter (stop calling it a drone) to spy on Facebook and Google offices. Oh yeah, take that giant corporations.

Work in tech? RoleConnect would like you to do a quick survey on the way and method that recruiters contact you.

Meaning Conference. Brighton, October 1st. A conference that helps people to make their business more social and other new-thinking ideas.

Google Now. Gives you answers to questions you haven’t asked yet… Really.

From Ron:

but the nefarious thing about Twitter and other social media is that it starts to fill all the gaps in your day


Fluffy Links – Monday June 25th 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Chuggers caught scamming people. Shock horror. Remember that these chuggers are on 15 euros an hour, the company they work for supposedly get up to 300 euros when they sign you up. Greed not bettering the world is the motivation for these charities.

Silence. A film about the lack of sound by Pat Collins.

Via Paul Savage. Removing your email contacts from Facebook.

A real use for these Near Field Communication enabled phones. Real smart tags. Wave your phone over a tag on your bedside locker, sticks phone on silent and sets an alarm.

Scamworld take on Chris Brogan. Gary Crushit next please.

Respect our robotic overlords

Fluffy Links – Saturday June 23rd 2012

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I wrote a freewheeling piece for Irish Comic News this week on the idea of routing around traditional gatekeepers, be they banks, media, publishers and son on.

Want to tell a story? The Pixar way is fascinating and useful.

MSc in Marketing Practice. From CIT. Full-time.

What a “hands-on” with a Microsoft Surface really means.

The Crawford Degree Show was on this week. Well worth going to.

Via the IIEA mailing list but not on their website:
Seminar: The Future of News Journalism in an Internet World

Monday, 2 July 2012 at 12.45p.m.

This seminar will draw from the extensive experience of an expert panel including: Noel Curran, Director General of RTE; Kevin O’Sullivan, Editor of the Irish Times; Anne O’Dea, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Silicon Republic; and Brian Fallon, Director of Distilled Media Ltd. Panelists will reflect on issues such as the response of media institutions to the deepening digital era. This seminar will analyse the changing landscape of news journalism and the challenges facing traditional media from the perspective of the broadcasting, print, and online media.

Fluffy Links – Saturday June 16th 2012

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Brian Honan talks about how blogging has helped his company. Good for SEO, great as a form of PR.

Training courses. June 25th and 26th in Cork. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Or via Chambers, doing them in August in Cork.

Sometimes you don’t need VCs for your business. Sometimes you do.

Mobile Monday folks are coming to Cork on July 9th for a lunch time event.

This lunchtime showcase event will showcase a sample of Cork-based businesses (Yougetitback and TransAct Carbon) that deal in the mobile space. We’ll also hear from Barry O’Neill (mobile games) about future trends in mobile and Muirne Laffan about the RTE mobile strategy.

Cork based. Recession Busting Moms are a really fun Facebook Page. Very cute ideas on it. Should be Mams not Moms of course. Bring back Mams!

Having an ATM in your gaff? Love it.

Freezing your jeans? Ok.

Best pitch video I’ve seen:

Fluffy Links – Saturday June 9th 2012

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

More great work from Annie Atkins. We Love You Oakland. See it in Dublin.

Tuneyards, Questlove and more do a single.

This amazes me. How news is coming to us. News via Facebook for this lady. She heard about the floods after a call that told her look at Facebook.

From the famous one of the woman who had cancer but didn’t to more local versions on Twitter in Ireland of building people up on Twitter before the big reveal, the Internet and Twitter in particular seems to have a small number of people that seem to have Munchausen by Internet.

Internet Freedom conference in Dublin. Cory Doctorow will be present. June 18th and 19th.

ITU Young Innovators competition. Open to 18-25. Got an idea that can change the world? Submit it.

Visited RTÉ Digital the other day. Very promising stuff being done by them. The whole org very much getting a digital layer.

Flame Challenge. Explaining science to kids, love this idea.


Fluffy Links – Saturday June 2nd 2012

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Can you get milk for me? Jesus, there’s a web service for that now. I wonder could you get someone to pick something up for you and while they’re out, rob their gaff? Oh right. Someone already made that app too.

Online fraudsters and scammers. Good docu on how they work.

Good post from Josie Fraser about Social Media Guidelines in Education.

Gaydar. Seems science says that some people have it. To me this article maybe suggests that human cognition is still more powerful than DNA tests. Yet we are trying to remove human abilities from science instead of using them to unlock more scientific discoveries.

Nice that a Church says sorry for Christian bigots.

This crowd make some lovely iPad apps for kids.

GMail do new types of ads. Send an ad as an email eh?

Hackney Colliery Band – Under the Bridge

Fluffy Links – Sunday May 27th 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

The Holy Numbers. Tommie Kelly is back and having fun with this comic.

West Cork Development Partnership are doing a series of web workshops. I like the idea of the Responsive Design one.

Love this. All the Twitter accounts for the London Underground routes.

Make things people want rather than make people want your things.

Breaking bread. Nixon McInnes go over the social aspect of business, today and historically.

Guy hides away inside AOL building his startup. Totally ticks the box of every person that wants to build a startup on a shoestring. The truth is somewhere else I would think but that would be boring, right? I expect this story to be reused by some entreprenurial social startup hacker in Ireland in about 5, 4, 3 …

You may have heard of Jonny Ive, the guy that designs all the pretty Apple items. This guy is probably his strongest influence. Dieter Rams. You will know his work.

Social TV. James Whatley has some ideas. I agree. Not enough innovation even when the tech is brand spanking new. Not just about tech, is it.

Via Jim OTR