Set list below the break.
Set list below the break.
BECAUSE DEAN WHITBREAD expects to be deleted in a comment he made to a Guardian article, I'm taking the liberty of reposting his musing here. I've followed Dean's audio snippets since 2004. He is the UK's first podcaster, sharing a lot in common with Brian Greene at left (Ireland's first podcaster).
From Dean, in a comment deleted from the Guardian's digital blog:
"Hello, I'm an social media expert. I lost my previous media job in the recession, sorry, depression, and I needed another scam, sorry, job, so I decided to copy the Americans and hype this relationship-enhancing social value platform they call the telephone, sorry, Twitter. I figured it wasn't enough to be tweeting about my breakfast, so I decided to dress it up in marketing überspeak in order to impress my blue chip clients and make up some of the sideways realtime shortfall in my now defunct pension plan. All my business plans are in less than 140 characters and remember ROI is NOT IMPORTANT. I am. And so are you, as long as you pay me."
Now watch this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKCdexz5RQ8
Mercedes Bunz -- "Media 140: The dos and don'ts of social media" in the Guardian's Digital Content Blog, 26 Oct 09.
Markham Nolan made the YouTube clip.
IF YOU WANT A QIK LOOK at the Irish Sunday broadsheets, you should consider bookmarking Qik.com/topgold or "irishsundaynews" on Qik.com where you'll discover my short takes nearly every Sunday from southeast Ireland. If you want your summaries in 140 characters, bookmark @marklittlenews and let a professional take you through the papers in four or five tweets. I normally favour the Sunday Business Post and The Sunday Times when I make my Qik clips. I never review the Sunday Independent because its headlines often lie. On the front page of the Sunday Business Post comes news of the Irish government planning to slash its capital projects by at least one billion euro next year. The forward-looking Irish Transport Minister is trying to make an end run around internal party bickering about limitations pertaining to driving after drinking. The Sunday Times leads with a story that the Irish national broadcaster may get stuck with funding EUR 60m worth of free television licenses to pensioners this year and next. That paper also picks up on the transport minister's olive branch to his backbenchers. Stricter blood/alcohol limits would bring Ireland into line with other European countries but if the limits change this decade, they will come without having drunks put off the road--unless the driver wrecks someone else's car and is given a blood/alcohol test at the scene of the incident. That often doesn't happen in Ireland. For more of the Sunday news from Ireland, click the audio file below or see the Qik clip by clicking the image above.
TODAY'S QIK CLIP of the Sunday Tribune fails to mention the tireless work of Gavin Sheridan and TheStory.ie, two well-written blogs that deserve a lot of credit for the spotlight they've shown on the unfortunate state of overpaid and self-serving Irish politicians. The Sunday Tribune continues its formulaic approach to the predictable spending patterns of national politicians in Ireland but misses the opportunity to set an agenda early on its front page.  One of the solutions--to impose a requirement that Irish politicians present receipts for reimbursement--should be part of the stories that enjoy front page coverage in the Sunday Tribune. The idea sits deeper in the paper, after a two-page spread that details all the generous expense payments enjoyed at the expense of the Irish tax payer.  The system that has legitimised over-the-top payments to politicians has to change in a country has a population smaller than Philadelphia.
Previously: "Eircom Wimax Dundrum Tipp" on Inside View, 18 Oct 06.
Evert Bopp -- "Wifi or Wimax or Both", 17 Oct 07.
AS I BAPTISE a Bank Holiday Weekend with my open Moleskine under one palm and a fresh Guinness in another, I'm thinking about some e-mail and Facebook comments about what Ireland lacks. I've written about this thought after attending a Tipperary Tourism Workshop last week. Tipp lacks bundled tourism--a large operator cannot click into Tipp and find intelligent suggestions that extend across several days while hosting a full coachload of people in the Golden Vale, so the big operators go to Kilkenny, Galway, Dublin or Kerry where there are bundled attractions. But if you asks Google "things Ireland lacks" you get some other interesting answers that I want to validate. Google says Ireland lacks intelligent signage. It certainly does. And when the signs are up, they're often turned by people who want to confuse tourists with GPS units. For the past two years, I've noticed how much Ireland lacks in terms of family-friendly activities. Two generations ago, the toddlers enjoyed the pub. Four years ago, I saw buggies in Temple Bar pubs. Last year, one of my favourite local pubs plastered a large "No Children" sign on its front door. And there's no hope of finding family-friendly pathways linking housing estates primary schools. It's as though the county councils want yummy mammies to buy SUVs and straddle double yellow lines for the primary school days. And finally (since I need to get another pint), Ireland lacks truly high-quality cultural festivals outside of the normal summer season. Try as they might, small towns try their hands at mounting a community festival but the ones I've attended are no better than those I enjoyed with volunteer firemen during Chicken Corn Soup Festivals in the States. Good social craic, but low on high culture. That said, you kinda know what you're going to get by looking at the promotional material.
Enjoy your weekend!
Sent mail2blog using Nokia E90 O2-Ireland Typepad service between rounds in Brian Boru, Main Street, Cashel, County Tipperary.
EVEN THOUGH I WORK in a creative multimedia programme where we teach people how to promote their online profiles, I encounter a half dozen students every academic term who do not want to create a public persona online. I respect those opinions because I grew up among the Amish and I know people who enjoy productive lives while living off the grid. The hesitant students are like Facebook Amish and they don't want to be prodded by invitations, poked by friends, or tagged in someone's collection. All the social networks are making it easy to tag people (see how Flickr is doing it above). Sometimes there are skeletons in closets that people want to keep away from the light of the web, so getting tagged isn't nice. Other times there are issues about getting onto the radar of former colleagues, ex-spouses or bill collectors. I can respect all those concerns. But as a Media Writing lecturer, it means I want an essay written that explains the concerns my hesitant students express about wanting to remain cloaked or invisible online.