Spend a Penny, Pay a Pound

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 29, 2013 4:41:02 PM

It was 2009 and I found myself caught up in a really strange situation. Up until now, I’ve never written or spoken about the saga in public.

It was my first 15 minutes of fame that ended up on the websites of CNN, Sky News, Wired and in papers like the Financial Times, not to mention a slot on RTE Six One News.

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BTW Meetup Oct 21st 2010 7pm

Posted by Jason Roe on Oct 1, 2010 5:37:06 AM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

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BTW meetup July 29th 2010 7pm

Posted by Jason Roe on Jul 12, 2010 6:47:18 AM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

The plan is to meet in the The Church Bar (Dublin) at 7pm on Thursday 29th July. The church bar is located on Mary street. Mary street is the street that connects Henry Street with Capel street.

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Anothers Life brings the lives of others back to life

Posted by Jason Roe on Mar 16, 2010 5:55:53 PM

The lives of others was an experimental blog that was started back on March 18th 2008. What made this blog compelling was an anonymous format that provided the ultimate freedom to share or to speak, to mention the unmentionable and to explore feelings and emotion. Almost two years on and the site has now closed its doors to new secrets.

The reaction in comments on the lives of others blog and on twitter has been quite strong. Many were wondering why a blog which was nominated for an Irish blog award is closing its doors. Many have speculated that the such an anonymous medium could actually cause a lot of headaches in terms of moderation. Who knows .. but RIP the lives of others.

However there is some good news. Anothers Life, a website that provides a similar format has come to the rescue. I set up the site with the aim of keeping the this medium alive. The new site has no connection with lives of others, other than the anonymous format that is used.

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Luas Crash

Posted by Jason Roe on Sep 16, 2009 12:34:16 PM

I'm sitting here looking at the 20 pages of search results for Luas Crash on twitter. Not to mention the Picture of the Luas Crash with the Luas crashing into a Dublin Bus on flikr (Viewed 11,689 times). Who needs breaking news when you have twitter?

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BTW meetup September 3rd

Posted by Jason Roe on Aug 11, 2009 4:33:14 AM

As part of the latest round of ad-hoc meet-ups in Dublin (Ireland) .. we decided to run another Blogger-Twitter-Whatever (BTW) meetup.

The plan is to meet in the Kudos Bar at The Clarion hotel (IFSC) from 7pm on Thursday 3rd September. (The Kudos Bar is located in the clarion hotel in the IFSC). We will get food, drinks and well .. whatever! We have space for up to 150 people this time round, so it would be great if you could bring friends and work colleagues along :P more the merrier!  Id really appreciate if everyone could give this one a big push!!

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Pixie putting the Paddy back into St.Patricks day.

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 28, 2009 6:31:38 AM

On a slightly lighter note..The guys over at pix.ie, in conjunction with the Irish St Patrick's Festival are trying to muster up support for a huge photo sharing project. The project aims to help document this year's paddy's day festival. Genius! what better way to show the Yanks that we are still up for a good party!

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Free customised blogs for Irish Hotels!

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 20, 2009 7:05:29 PM

Last week, I went to a really interesting session about hotels and bogging set up by Ciara Feely. Keith Bohanna was speaking to a group of hoteliers about promoting themselves via blogs / twitter.

I found it quite interesting that the first barrier for most of the hoteliers was the lack expertise to set up a branded hotel blog. With that in mind, I decided to come up with this offer.

For a limited time, I am offering a number of Irish hoteliers the chance to get a blog installed / customised* free of charge. To top that off.. If you are a small hotel / b&b , I will also give you a free one-to-one crash course on twitter.

If you are in the hotel space and looking for a blog I would love to hear from you. If you know anyone in the tourism space who might be interested please pass this ton to them.

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