46% of Christmas Day search traffic was on tablets...
According to figures from Adobe’s retail customers, nearly half of the traffic (46%) they experienced on Christmas Day came from mobile devices. Interestingly, traffic via mobile on the 25th actually exceeded that of an average shopping day in December. If you take December 1st as a comparison, retailers saw 44% more traffic from tablets and 25% more traffic from smartphones on Christmas...
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them...
Perfect Global Storm Warning
Climate chaos combined with financial breakdown have put the world at risk of a “perfect global storm”. In its annual report on global risks the World Economic Forum warms that an international breakdown of the world’s financial system combined with runaway climate change could throw the livelihoods of millions into jeopardy. The WEF pointed to the $70 billion of damage...
How many more times are we to condemn them, and how many ways must we say that...– Ban Ki-moon - The UN Secretary General on the horrific continuing violence in Syria
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining...– Brendan Francis
Any idiot can face a crisis - it’s day to day living that wears you out.– Anton Chekhov
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that jusifies the...– Leon Trotsky
I love hats the only problem I have is that I do not suit hats, in fact I look ridiculous in any hat going. Yet even with this insight and knowledge gained from the reflection of the mirror and loving feedback from friends and family I still love wearing them. So for any hat affectionados here is some hat advice from a man, whom like me, perhaps should not be wearing a hat :-)
Tyler Durden: Do you know what a duvet is? Narrator: It’s a...– Tyler Durden Fight Club
Ecobuild Day 1 by stand S1155
Well it is the end of Day 1 for Ecobuild 2012 and I am sitting in one of those corporate uniformed express holiday inn’s writing my blog, listening into fellow Ecobuild exhibitors exchange today’s success stories, inside company hear say and personal gossip on colleagues. I cannot recommend more the immersion in the general chatter of cleanse the body and soul. Of course I have no one but...
Paulo Coelho Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for...
More than half the workers of the world do business in the informal, or shadow,...– Robert Neuwirth (PopTech 2011, 2005) Shadow Goods, Makeshift: The Mobility Issue (via poptech)
Internet Marketing Questions: Can my Tumblr page... →
im-questions: It sure can! Having a tumblr is like having a normal blog. Whether you have a tumblr page on a subdomain like xyz.tumblr.com or create a tumblr blog and then redirect it to xyz.com (for free), you are able to rank well for the keywords you want. It all depends how much time you will devote to…
Uploading an audio file to Facebook
Recently one of my client’s was on national radio in which they helped a bride to be dream wedding come through. A lovely kind gesture and also a great marketing and Public Relations coup for my client. Now what has this got to do with Facebook and audio? Well yes the title of the blog post kind of gave it away, they had recorded their radio segment on their Iphone and wanted it uploaded...
How Irish Business is successfully using social...
To say that Ireland has embraced social media would be an understatement. According to recent survey data, we are ranked the 4th largest user of social media sites within Europe and the largest business users internationally. Not only that but the Regus survey indicates that 64% of Irish businesses are utilising blogs, boards, online forums and social networking sites to connect and engage with...
The Rules of Engagement via Facebook on running a Competition on Facebook. Thanks to Hugh Briss of Social Identities (www.socialidentities.com) for this little gem.
We can be taxed but please don't let us silence...
EU petition 695,399 out of 750,000. Ireland 3728 out of 10,000. Spain done deal Snide law passed after US pressure. Lets not fold on this one make a stand for democracy and allow us to have a vote on freedom of speech http://www.change.org/petitions/the-irish-government-stop-irelands-sopa-seansherlocktd-stop-acta
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make...– Thomas Huxley
Facebook - Now with 50% off your Pages Impressions
Like a pre January Facebook Sale - Impressions where cut by 50%* and like any great sale it has continued well into the 2012. An impression is where Facebook has made a request for your page’s post (it does not include the re-post of said post). So the number of impressions that each post displays is the really the raw number of request’s by Facebook for your post. Now this does...
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild...– Buddha
How I will explain love to my daughter. By using...
New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers. First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you. Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses...
I feel your pain Max but not enough not to share, this the funniest dog clip ever :-)
The Early Learning Centre on Anakin Skywalker →
A moment of lightness from 2 humorous human beings that know their Star Wars.
The Willpower Trick by Jonah Lehrer →
Struggling with your New Resolutions - well read this and you will feel so much better :-)
Joined up mobile packages the French way
Now wouldn’t this be a great solution to the broadband issues that Ireland faces. Free.fr launches a new and unique broadband service in France. The man behind the service, Xavier Niel founder of Iliad, the company providing the service, has revolutionised the standard mobile/carrier approach to telecoms. How you may ask? Well he has incorporated together a united platform of Fiber, WiFi...
Virtual and Reality the Integration of Social...
So now we face the choice of window, aisle and Facebook when booking a flight. It has become the normal when talking about social media that you will find yourself agreeing or disagreeing on the actual practical use of it in the “real” world. To be honest I have often wondered about how we would converge these worlds into usefulness. For many out there, social media is still the 3...
Netflix seeking a safe harbour may discover the... →
With the recent introduction of Netflix into the Irish and & UK market while battling with share price and service offerings in the states. Perhaps the new roll out will not be the victory Netflix badly needs. Great blog post from Bobbie Johnson via Gigaom.
Ready Brek eat your heart out :-) →
Taking been seen at night to a whole new level :-) No excuse to not see you on these Winter nights.
Some superhero’s are bigger than others - Morrissey as a superhero, The Smiths in comics if it wasn’t in the @Guardian I wouldn’t believe it- http://t.co/0XNvoLE See the Smiths Superhero gallery here http://t.co/uL2A4iT What Superhero do you see Morrissey and Johnny as?