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The Coca Cola strategy videos in this post are really interesting...
 
It puzzles me that the SEO industry and the content marketing industries rarely talk to each other. While there is some modest overlap, by and large, the two worlds keep to themselves on blogs, twitte...
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If you're on FaceBook you might like to check out the "Stop SOPA Ireland" FaceBook timeline covers myself and Sabrina Dent put together - if you're on the internet and in Ireland you might want to check out the Stop SOPA Ireland campaign!

http://frankprendergast.ie/blog/2944/stop-internet-censorship-stop-sopa-ireland/
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"Sean Sherlock, Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, has announced he intends to enact a radical new law curtailing access to websites in Ireland, without a vote in the Oireachtas."

http://stopsopaireland.com/
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It's been a while but I actually wrote a blo post!
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Today is my 30th birthday, so I'm writing this letter to Google

I'm going to put all the jokes about my youth coming to a close aside and talk about something that I usually don't ever speak of. The wave of technology in the past couple decades has been amazing. I used a lite brite as a kid. Now 3 year olds are using iPads. We've reached whole new levels but have somehow managed to ignore people with disabilities who could really benefit from these advancements. I know we all want to create things for recreation, but how about helping some people out along the way.

Hearing disabilities are rarely ever talked about and if you watched that deaf girl hear for the first time on youtube about a year ago, you'd think that deafness had been cured once and for all. Less than 1% of hearing impaired people in the U .S. could even benefit from the type of surgery she received, a procedure which even then costs $100,000 and is not covered by insurance. The rest have a different type of deafness or disability. Hearing impairment is not just for old people and in the 23 years since I got my first pair of hearing aids, the technology has barely changed at all. The cost hasn't changed either. I am blessed to have many other advantages in life and I barely consider this one to be a disability, but having watched the rest of the world transform from the Flinstones to the Jetsons, I can't help but wonder if it's almost too late for progress to start being made. How can an ear microphone seriously cost 5 grand?

If I had to make one request for a birthday present this year, it'd be for Google to announce an initiative to tackle this problem. If they can make Google Glass for $1,500 and talk about making it cheaper, then surely they can make affordable hearing aids and upgrade the tech by 20 years. Today I am 30, but a part of me has felt 80 years old since I was 7. 

People say your message can get heard on Google+. I'm curious to see if that's true.

+Google+ +Eric Schmidt +Vic Gundotra  #hearingloss   #hearingaid  
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Big Twitter is definitely here. Thanks to its automated security protocols, the Dept of Homeland Security flagged @leighbryan's tweet as a possible threat to the US and activated all the protocols. That meant getting cuffed at LAX, getting put in with drug dealers for 12 hours and then deported.

Then blacklisted.

Speaking from experience, there is little due process when you're refused leave to land. It's worse when you're deported. You have to change your name if you want to cross the border again.
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PICKMASTER PLECTRUM PUNCH MAKER

Pickmaster is a must have for all guitar heroes. Whether you're a private Jimi Hendrix who only allows your bedroom walls to hear you strum or a fully fledged pro, Pickmaster will keep you in the best and baddest plectrums for as long as you like. What the Pickmaster allows you to do is make plectrums out of any old card you no longer use.

Whether its an old loyalty card for a store you no longer need or an out of date credit card, simply slide it into Pickmaster, give it a push and "voila", you have yourself a completely original plectrum all of your very own. Plus, slide it in at the right angle and you can make your name appear on the plectrum itself. How cool is that? Don't answer that. You don't need to.

* Cut plectrums from old card or plastic
* Plectrums whenever you need them
* Ingenious piece of kit allows you to make a perfect plectrum out of anything plastic - if you need a little help with ideas here are a few to help you on your way - credit cards, gift cards, blister packs, carton lids, in fact any thin plastic that you can find.
* Working in much the same way as a standard hole punch and around the same size
* Save money not buying new plectrums.
Shut up and take my money!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pickmaster-RASPM-Plectrum-Punch-Maker/dp/B004SHGBDG
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My Google+ Badge is taking up 183px in height when it should only be 131px. Anyone any idea why this would be happening? it's creating annoying whitespace under the badge.

cc +Google+ Your Business

https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/badge/config
Overview · Plugins · +1 Button · Configuration Tool · Badge · Configuration Tool · Hangouts · Writing Apps · Running Apps · API Reference · Release Notes · API · People · get · search · listByActivity...
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I'm a freelance web designer in Cork, Ireland.

I also do logo design and illustration.

If you're in Cork and think I might be suitable for a project you have, give me a shout, maybe we could grab a coffee.

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