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46 posts from July 2004

July 21, 2004

Handelaar Challenge

HANDELAAR -- John Handelaar thinks the subtle yet constant bombardment of American television programming has resulted in viewers picking up the words to the American national anthem.

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Goggle in 1960

FURY -- What Google might have looked like around 1960.

Google 1960

Zip codes were not introduced until 1963.

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July 20, 2004

Best designed sites

PIEPMATZEL -- A quite subject listing of beautiful designed websites that should inspire and enhance knowledge through reverse engineering.

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Summertime memories and Ballard

BALLARD -- With every new cohort of students, I ask what the first years about their summer holidays. And as I page through their answers, the haunting words of J.G. Ballard often ring true.

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July 19, 2004

Sophie Calle in Dublin

Sophie CalleKILMAINHAM -- The first solo exhibition in Ireland by Sophie Calle, the internationally acclaimed French artist, runs in IMMA until 15 August 2004. The exhibition presents material ranging from 1979 to 2003 alongside new works. In my opinion, the fascinating travelogue hung in the long hall is the most compelling item. Viewers should respect the instructions and carry all bags below waist level to allow others to engage with this work.

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Lessons for PR Industry

GLOBAL PR WEEK -- Even though the week-long Global PR Week finished last Friday, the remnants provide essential reading for anyone in the PR industry. Although blog posts have throttled back and the traffic count no longer registers in the thousands, the site deserves a careful reading by PR professionals. In the words of Hans Kullin, the current "quiet is the new loud." I've marked some threads I would consider to be "essential reading."

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Cyberactive bloggers

Blogads data

BLOGADS -- Surveys continue to show that blog readers are older and more affluent than typical Internet users: 61% of blog readers responding to the survey are over 30, and 75% make more than $45,000 a year. Blog readers are more cyber-active: 54% of their news consumption is online. 21% are themselves bloggers and 46% describe themselves as opinion makers. And, in the last six months:

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July 18, 2004

How many clicks from Google to your site

GOOGLE -- How many links does it take to get from Google.com to a page about yourself--without using the search box?

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July 17, 2004

Cathy Dennis

KILKENNY -- I think we will complete an academic exercise that culminates in collections of four tracks from each student--each collection written or co-written by the same artist. That will elevate the stature of one of my favs: Cathy Dennis.

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Search for video

SINGING FISH -- Michael Kiely showed me Singing Fish a few months ago and now I'm trying to ensure that search engine records our class tracks.

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