Archive for the ‘Fluffy’ Category

Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 9th 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Win the book: Country Cooking of Ireland over on Foodfight.

Good take on the Fine Gael lack of reaction to George Flee.

Foursquare special offer in Jurys Cork.

So I’m speaking at the Media 2020 conference in April. It’ll be a quick piece about gadgets. Perfect excuse to buy an iPad so. Delighted to be part of a great lineup too.

Still time to book the Facebook for Business session in Irish Computer Society tomorrow.

via RM – Beau

Fluffy Links – Monday February 8th 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The 2010 Blog Awards would like you to be a judge. Apply now.

Great site. Does what it says. Photowalk.

Congrats to Peter Tanham for entering the world of working for yourself.

This seems like the month of online crisis comms. Vodafone and Toyota this week.

Conor on shows you how to easily cancel o2 mobile broadband.

Startup corner.

Evernote on their pricing models. Love their attitude to free.

Nice idea about startup product ideas. Build fast, sell in volume.

Using Facebook to start your startup.

via John Blackbourn – Aliens rap. Amazing work went into this.

Google’s Tiger Woods Supwerbowl ad:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday February 3rd 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

FuelTweet is Twitter app that allows people to get petrol and diesel prices in their area and send in prices too via Twitter.

Blog Awards. Nominations closing very soon. Some stats: 825 separate sites by 1070 people got nominated so far.

Kids are knocking back even more media into their brains.

Kaiser Family Foundation Study which found that on average America’s 8-18 year olds devote 7hr 38mins a day to media use, up 20% over five years.

This American Life comes to the iPhone. And iPad too of course. Yes please.

Dublin Tweasure Hunt from Jentertainment on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday February 2nd 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Haiti fundraising in Limerick via Bock. Huge effort has gone into this so far. Well done all.

Michael O’Leary is a genuinely charitable fellow. At times. Running marathons for autism.

Piaras Kelly on the Edelman Trust Barometer:

Slide twenty five caught my attention. Online search engines such as Google and free content sources such as Wikipedia are now as trusted as TV news coverage and articles in national newspapers in Ireland.

When spending on yachts is good for your company.

6 months free membership of Irish Computer Society.

Subscriptions are the future of making money online, not advertising? Lovely takedown on the mess than is pageviews = revenue.

How to record phone conversations on your iPhone. Does it work in Ireland?

A Twitter dress. All for Grammy attention.

God Hates smartarsed hipsters who mess up your hateful protests.

Another take on that infamous VHI ad:

Fluffy Links – Monday February 1st 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Gathering of Twitter users to meet up with Shel Israel on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 7:00pm Berkeley Court Hotel, Dublin.

Twebt (twitter event, blind tasting) is a wine tasting on twitter. Watched it happen on Twitter last night amongst the Irish winerati. Lovely idea. More details from Brian on it.

Already an iPad fund in the UK. Would love to see an Irish iPad app fund for educational apps.

An Irishman with an odd accent tells us how to live on no money at all.

Microsoft’s Azure pricing is off track for small-scale apps?

Good business opp. Rent your content on YouTube when there is demand and then switch to advertising model after a time.

Amazon versus the publishers. A very interesting take. Apple is more fair than Amazon? For now…

Very interesting take on domain names and jurisdictions. Kentucky trying to shut down a gambling website that hosts in the UK and registered the domain with a UK company.

Better user experience with story telling.

The Virtual Revolution, a four part series airing this week on BBC Two about how the web is changing the world.

Sabotage – longer version

Fluffy Links – Thursday 28th January 2010

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The treasure hunt using Twitter is on this Saturday in Dublin City Centre. Follow the DublinTweasure account for more details. There’ll be prizes. Teams are wanted to take part.

Via the #biztweet thingymajig, 119 companies pitched what they do via a Twitter message from all walks of life. Great to see those in the legal profession take the step in pitching for business too. Times are tough for us all. If you want to see who these companies are, here’s a list of some active Irish businesses on Twitter.

Like this post about being cynical online.

Smoking a wet cigar. I do actually mean a cigar here.

Oooh. Motorcheck uses Google Cache and sees Revenue changed the car scrappage rules.

Business Blogger in Ireland? IIA has a survey going if you want to add some thoughts.

This is what the web means. Block an app on the Appstore, the web routes around it. So why quack about closed devices?

Reqall. Nice iPhone App.

Virgin Trains welcome photographers. Yay.

Good spot. Google Reader now allows you to subscribe to a site even if it does not have RSS.

Tesco getting into film making isn’t that daft an idea.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday January 27th 2010

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Funconf. Genius idea. A tech conference, on a bus. It might have go-faster FLAMES. Twitter for the conf.

Sunlight. The Story has FOId monies given to companies by Enterprise Ireland. Way more via other grant mechanisms are given out too. Hope we see those too!

Good piece on social networks for business by Hopkins Comms.

New blog from Silverhill foods.

Edelman Trust Barometer for Ireland. (Link now fixed) Who do people trust, who do they trust less?

Neville Hobson is in Dublin this week and is running a meetup on Friday. Got time? go along.

Nice photo blog from James.

Great resource for hyperlocal websites.

Ah sure why not.

Remember these lads?
My Little Funhouse

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 26th 2010

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Blog Awards date set in stone. Special room prices for the hotel at the moment.

Nice blog concept, blog on the Fanning Sessions through the years.

Chocolate making and tasting course. Nyom.

Serendipity and astronomy.

Via Goog: How to make a TV commercial in 5 easy steps.

So what happens when you disconnect from the Net?

The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

Fluffy Links – Monday January 25th 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Brendan Hughes is moving into a new job in February. Congrats!

And on that, congrats to Gavin Sheridan for his move to the news startup that Mark Little is building.

The top apps in the iTunes store in Ireland are interesting.

Fantastic wine bottle design.

And staying with the Dieline blog, their new book Box Bottle Bag on packaging design is out soon.

A new logo for Firefox?

Detailed post on sorting out your Facebook privacy settings.

Slideshow on bringing a product to market.

Nice vid from Google on doing SEO.

Euan Semple video on innovation.

For the foodies. Book on some amazingly designed restaurants and their locations. Eat Out!

Via I Guess I’m Floating Owen Pallett (Who plays Whelan’s on March 18th)

Complete with a raging rainstorm that scares the tech crew to death but not before Owen screams “Let me finish this song!” whilst avoiding wind and lightning bolts to boot.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday January 19th 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Top websites in Ireland in December 2009.

Blog Awards 2010 are a go!

Facebook saves Haiti.

But maybe it does?

Here’s how to find old Tweets.

Various award shows plugged including the Web Awards and the Blog Awards.

Running men.

Wu Tang versus The Beatles.

Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Worth watching it all for the Gibson bit.

micachu & the shapes – turn me well