50 posts categorized "Media Studies"

October 21, 2005

Colours for advertisements

FACT: Weblogs Inc. witnessed a 10 to 20 percent jump in ad performance (and therefore revenues) when they matched AdSense ad colours to the sites.


Steve Outing in Poynter's Eyetrack.
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July 17, 2005

How to make mobile phone ringtones

FUN FOR MOBILE has DIY ways to make mobile phone ringtones including:


Bonus Link: Wavepad
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April 15, 2005

Friday Fun Links

Cheech and Chong

NOW AVAILABLE --  Year-round Christmas tree lights for stoners and selected Irishblogs. Each head 3 inches in diameter. Head strand is 10 feet in length and consists of 10 heads. This special offer usually ships to Ireland within five days and arrives within a fortnight. Yours for only €20 via Cheech and Chong.com and (caution!) PayPal.

April 13, 2005

Essential: Planet Of The Blogs

PLANET OF THE BLOGS -- An essential stopping place for anyone interested in the talking points around Ireland: Planet Of The Blogs. It's a self-organising effort scripted by John Breslin, powered by who else? Boards.ie. Recommended for anyone seriously interested in .


Damien Mulley -- "PlanetOfTheBlogs kicking IrishBlogs Ass"
Bonus Links: del.icio.us links to Irishblogs and Flickr photostream of Irishblogs.
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February 25, 2005

Tim Burton Fonts

TIM BURTON COLLECTIVE -- Everybody needs the Tim Burton Font Collection.

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February 11, 2005

Creative Commons Code

CREATIVE COMMONS -- The Creative Commons has licensed the work in the Open Media Classroom under a Creative Commons License. We are embedding license details into all the source material that we created for this zone and will use the code below.

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February 01, 2005

Time Management Tips

UNL -- Just in time for students revising prior to spring examinations, we have 13 time management tips worth considering.

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Blogging the EU

Margot WallstromUPI --Margot Wallstrom, the E.U Commisioner for Institutional Relations and Communication, has started blogging. Wallstrom's role evolved last year in a bid to improve the communication between the EU institutions and EU citizens. Her first entries include reference to the weather (tsunami and Brussels rain), thanks to blog friends, and a little snippet about strategy documents. Predictably, she is attracting all sorts of comments about everything except what she blogs about. Does she understand the spam magnet that she has become? Chris Cobb, writing in The Ottawa Citizen is nonplussed. "Without visiting all 37 million sites coughed up by Internet search engines, it is safe to assume that most blogs are not worth the cyberspace they occupy. The bulk are boring or offensive self-indulgences produced by those with axes to grind, prejudice to spew, porn to peddle or without the ability to get past the gatekeepers at newspapers, magazines, book publishers and edited online publications."

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January 19, 2005

Breathing life into singles

LOOPDILOOP -- The iPod--and specifically the ability to shuffle singles inside the iPod--will force significant changes to the music business, writes Feargal McKay. "The way people listen to music is changing. Everyone’s shuffling their music collection on their iPod and are more and more getting in touch with the little-visited corners of their music collection. Having gone to all the bother of dusting off all those old CDs and transferring them to their computer, who can blame them? And now, rather than trading up each year from one new best thing to the next, consumers are spending more time with the old friends with whom they have slipped out of touch and spending less time listening to new music." McKay thinks "the back catalogue bounce is on, but this time, the music industry is unlikely to profit from it".

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January 12, 2005

First minutes

CLONMEL -- We are preparing the first minutes of the LASH-FM podcast and doing it right means respecting elements of the production process. We covered those in class already. Now we need to sort out (1) the titles of the tips and (2) a production procedure where we can book into the sound studio and record our "One Minute Tips". We can start by using the comment section below this post to name the individual topics.

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