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.
Weedle the new job search thing is due to launch later today. I was at the Weedle preview last night and it looked kind of cool :)
Basically Weedle are another social network but are a mixture of a golden pages and a social network.Â Think of it as a slicker linkedin where you can quite easily see what individual to use for a task/skill based on your Weedle network.
The IIA are holding their national congress on Thursday 21 May.. The slant is Better Business Online .. Money, Marketing, Monitoring & Mobile.
Speakers include Facebook - speaking at the largest Internet industry event in Ireland to date - Google, dotMobi and Realex Payments. Id be up for going to Ronan Harris's (Google) talk on Analytics and Conversion tracking. Colm Long from Facebook is another one to watch out for.
The guys at the IIA have offered my readers a 20% discount for the event. (That includes members and non members). We all love saving a few quid.
To avail of this enter the code cong004 book by the 17th April (Tomorrow) to avail of the early bird price.
11.40am - Ronan Harris - Online Sales & Operations Director, Google, will examine the role Analytics and Conversion Tracking plays in getting far better results online.
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.