...or "I admit, I didn't pay attention during someone's BlogTalk presentation today!"
I've heard so much about Second Life (from the recreated virtual Dublin city centre to the live concert held there by Duran Duran), and today people were on about it again in the BlogTalk IRC back channel - so I signed up today to give it a go.
Yes, it may look like some geek code, but the three Bs are the three events I've been attending this weekend:
One month from today!
Here's a map showing where people are buying and selling items using adverts.ie, powered by Google Maps. To get locations for each county, I used John Handelaar's town/city to geocode utility for Ireland and IShareMaps town/city to geocode utility for the UK (for Northern Ireland), along with the names of the county towns from Wikipedia.
LEGAL THREAT: MCD stung by criticism
Website is curbed in Oxegen row
Evening Herald, 26th July 2006
by Mark Hilliard
MCD has sent a solicitor's letter to a popular website after several users criticised conditions at the Oxegen music festival.
Concert goers had flooded the site with numerous allegations relating to a range of anti-social incidents in the camp sites.
I read with interest the snippet in yesterday's Sunday Times business section that Daft.ie is now Ireland's #1 website, according to certified traffic audited by ABC Electronic.
Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show (or rather Tuesday guest griper Ian O'Doherty) gave a passing mention to boards.ie two days ago and the usual tensions between those members who are from the capital and those who are not.
I gave a presentation to the Galway Heritage Forum on our Wiki Ireland project this morning. Something strange happened to me last night when I was looking for a picture for one of my slides. I did a Google search for "Irish heritage" and glanced through the first page of results for something that looked like it might fit in, and spotted a Celtic cross (thumbnail #12 below).
Heard from bhg that Jacobs Fruitfield are launching a new brand concept, Heart of Africa, with the aim of promoting enterprise in Uganda and other African nations. Sounds like a great idea; the produce will be on sale nationwide in over 100 leading retail outlets soon, with the official launch on July 13th.
Well it can't really keep on going upwards for much longer, but I'll keep blogging about it as long as boards.ie moves up the ladder of Ireland's most popular sites:)
I think that our recent success is due in no small part to the help of BoardTracker and their integrated searching system, which I'll talk about shortly.