Pat Divilly is a business phenomenon. With a master’s degree in exercise and nutrition, he was waiting tables in Galway just two years ago when he started doing bootcamps on Silver Strand in Bearna. Through word of mouth and social media he’s grown his operation to over 800 subscribers generating €60,000 per month – and he doesn’t […]
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‘House for Rudolph’ Meme helps Kids Support the Homeless [Audio]
House for Rudolph is a charity meme for kids to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness in Ireland. Its organiser Dermot Casey is our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 13:40; 8MB; MP3. House for Rudolph was inspired by the viral success of The […]
Facebook finally gets #hashtags
Well Facebook was a bit of a flutter yesterday, at least in my stream, with people wondering why there were so many hash tags around. I assumed people were cross-posting from twitter to facebook, but no it’s not that. Facebook have gone the way of Twitter and Instagram and quite possibly numerous other services and […]
Explaining Social Media – With Cats
Cats + social media = winning formula. Source
Pinterest Contacting Users Potentially Affected By ZenDesk Breach
Pinterest has been contacting users of the social network who may have been affected by the ZenDesk security breach. The security breach affected 3 of Zendesk’s clients and Pinterest was one of them. The other two were Twitter and Tumblr. Text below: We recently learned that the vendor we use to answer support requests and […]
Social Media In 2012
2012 was an interesting year with Instagram being acquired by Facebook, Psy exploding on the music / video scene (and all the parodies that followed), Facebook had their IPO and so much more. Here’s a nice graphic from The SEO Company that sums it up month by month So does anyone have any predictions for […]
Instagram Launches “Badges” For Business Users
Instagram may have been acquired by Facebook, but it’s still a separate service. Unlike the more “traditional” web services Instagram started on mobile only, but has been moving towards the “web” in recent weeks. A couple of weeks back they announced “user profiles” which allow users – both individual and business – to reference their […]
Are You A Social Media Zombie?
A lot of us use social media, but maybe some of us are using the social sphere more for interactions than real life.. The infographic below, from Confused.com, goes into some of this – it’s quite amusing, but it also has a very strong ring of truth!
Explaining Social Media – With Coffee!
If you work in IT you probably have an affinity for coffee.. if you don’t, then your colleagues probably do .. So using coffee to explain social media isn’t really that surprising .. Which social network should be used for what is always one of those questions .. And now you have a coffee analogy […]
Infographic – Does Facebook Really Work?
The guys over at Get Satisfaction have posted an interesting infographic on some of the shortcomings of Facebook for user engagement