Social Media pays

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Well it pays me anyway! I was delighted when I got up (really early) on Sunday morning to write a post for the Dublin Community Blog to discover that I had won a family ticket to see Karramato from the Czech Republic who are performing as part of the 2009 International Puppet Festival Ireland. The thing is when I got the message first about winning, I thought there must be a mistake, as I hadn't entered a competition. I had started following @puppetfest because I thought it might be a fun festival for the nippers. I also fanned them on Facebook because for starters I know how difficult it can be to get enough fans to get your ...

When was the last time we talked, I mean really talked?

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Yesterday evening I was going to write a post on a similar subject as gapingvoid: 10 things I hate about web 2.0. I agree with most of what he is saying to a greater or lesser degree. Hugh McLeod is always good for an ironical, fresh view on all things web.I do believe that blogging has made the traditional media more wary of thinking about themselves as the ONLY source of information. I also have concerns that Web 2.0 is in the process of eating itself, starting with its nose to spite its face. A meaningful conversation in the real world doesn't usually happen when someone is unneccesarilly rude (I can never, ever spell any form ...

Is she really going out in them? (The Twitterers made me)

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Whipped up into a frenzy by a ridiculous Twitter chat in relation to Joe Jackson's shoes and convinced I could find anything online I have just purchased these delectable items. It will make up for the Peter Pan booties that I didn't buy in Amsterdam last October. Himself will not be impressed. Mind you he was talking about buying the neighbour's garden from them earlier because their luscious crop of dandelions are upsetting him and his weed related OCD. However, we could probably use the contents of our drinks cabinet to pay for the neighbours' garden. The solicitors fees would be the biggest cost ...