Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home

first_imgThe people of Arranmore have taken an unusual route to attract more residents to live and work on the island. Threatened by depopulation, the Gaeltacht island off West Donegal is calling out to the people of the United States and Australia to make the island their home.Arranmore is home to 469 people and measures just five by three miles. But it recently acquired uncontested 100MB high-speed internet to make it an attractive destination for remote workers. Open letters were issued from the island’s Community Council to invite the world to take advantage of the low-cost housing, broadband as fast as any office in New York, and the Wild Atlantic Way of life.Beaver Island Monument on Arranmore Island marks the relationship between the island and families who moved to Lake Michigan in the 1800s The letter to the US outlines some tempting elements of the island: “Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes. You’ll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder. There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.”The letters outline the great community, excellent schools, and scenery on offer on Arranmore. The letter to Australia invites natives to “swap brown snakes and great whites for acres of open (and safe!) space.“On Arranmore you’ll have secluded beaches all to yourself. The little pubs here don’t have schooners, but they do have Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water,” it said.Open letter issued to Australia from Arranmore IslandAnyone wishing to connect with Arranmore’s community is being asked to send them a message via their Facebook page or email [email protected] Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore Islanddonegallast_img read more

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Giants add Jake Barrett, designate John Andreoli for assignment

first_imgJust days after designating one right-handed reliever for assignment, the Giants have added another to a crowded bullpen.The Giants acquired pitcher Jake Barrett from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. To clear a 40-man roster spot for Barrett, San Francisco designated recently acquired outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.First-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi picked up Andreoli off of waivers Friday in a move that compelled the club to …last_img

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James Bond is proudly South African

first_imgWhat 007 has done for Aston Martin, he could subtly be doing for brand South Africa. The paparrazzi have snapped Daniel Craig [broken arm and all] walking around with a rather familiar flag attached to his DB9 ignition key. Once again, the team tasked to promote brand South Africa have pulled a massive rabbit outta the hat with this one [look carefully at the key ring he’s holding in this pic] Now you’ve got the entire tabloid reading United States population wondering and speculating if the key ring is a symbol of his sexual orientation or the logo of the new hybrid he’s driving. Courtesy of the Marketing Bloglast_img

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hackNY Expands Its Internship Program, Matching Student Hackers and NYC Startups

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… hackNY is a program that brings student hackers from universities around the country to New York City for paid summer internships. The hackNY Fellows are matched with startups in the city and participate in a 10-week program that includes mentoring and lectures by investors and entrepreneurs.The program is co-organized by professor Evan Korth from NYU and Columbia University’s Chris Wiggins, and this will be its second summer. This summer, in the words of hackNY, will be “twice as awesome” due to funding that will enable it to double the number of students it can accept.This means that applications have been reopened, and New York City startups are also invited to apply to host a fellow.Last year’s students were matched with startups including Bit.ly, OKCupid, and Aviary. According to Korth, hackNY taught participating students “things they will not learn in traditional curricula about founding and joining a startup.” The opportunity gives students a chance to see inside startup life, but also gives startups a chance to showcase the innovation that’s happening right now in New York (and hopefully woo new hacking talent to the city). Related Posts Tags:#events#start center_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Facebook Nation: How Do You Rule The Web’s Biggest Country?

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#business#earnings#Facebook#social Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts center_img taylor hatmaker Generally speaking, earnings reports aren’t exactly riveting. But Facebook is a company with good characters, high stakes and a lot of plot lines—it’s almost Netflix worthy. In Tuesday’s quarterly call, the tag-team dynamic between biz-baroness/COO Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s iconic young CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought to life the company’s core tension. The Harvard-pedigreed hacker ethos that launched Facebook has now handily rounded up a base very nearly as big as the population of China. The social network is a goldmine of unprecedented scope and reach … and the reach itself is the gold. With the mobile nut cracking at last, a post-IPO Facebook is figuring out this whole “making money” thing—but it’s still got a lot of mouths to feed. With a citizenship more than three times the size of the U.S., Facebook is the web’s biggest nation, aside from the web itself.But how do you govern the world’s premier social platform while letting both users and brands feel like they call the shots?Facebook Isn’t Just A Company—It’s A CountryThat quaint social site that connects you to your 1.1 billion best friends might be anathema to your productivity, but make no mistake—the team down at Facebook is getting ‘er done. The formerly ragtag band led by a be-hoodied Mark Zuckerberg, is looking like an increasingly well-oiled machine, trucking along into the second quarter of 2013 with a cheery earnings report that hit all the major prospective notes it set out in quarters prior.Raking in $1.81 billion in revenue (against an expected $1.62 billion), Facebook is delivering on the mobile promise it made in Q3 2012. Considering its resources, the company was egregiously slow to ship an iPad app (that fateful day finally came in October of 2011). But now? Yep, Facebook is actually morphing into a mobile-minded company, just like Zuck boldly declared last year as the company stood mired waist-deep in a major post-IPO stock slump.The Greatest Trick That Facebook Ever PulledMost importantly, how do you make money from over one billion users without letting on that they’re not just using the product, they are the product? Well, make sure they’re still having a good time, for one. Trot Instagram out every so often with new stuff like video (but do not mess it up!) to boost morale and approval ratings. Keep users happily chugging along on Candy Crush Saga. Name-dropped by Facebook (sorry, Zynga!), developer King has ascended the throne when it comes to hyper-addictive “casual” gaming on the social platform. After Facebook’s monogamous relationship with social gaming crack-dealer Zynga dissolved, King’s crown jewel has been ruling since January 2013. But what’s the main way to keep the good citizens of FacebookVille happy? Make all that profitable stuff—you know, ads—feel totally organic, invisible even. All while making those very same ads aggressive and visible enough to keep unbridled, exposure-hungry brands funneling cash into the main revenue coffers. Show people content they want to see. Sandberg renewed her commitment to the task of smart ad targeting, Sisyphean as it may be. She cited custom audiences, which let brands differentiate old vs. new customers as an effort to help businesses on the platform home in on what resonates with customers. Relevance is what keeps the Facebook ecosystem feeling balanced. Targeting And Beyond: Keeping It RealBehind the curtain, Facebook literally (and famously) tinkers with its formula on a daily basis, tweaking what (and who) it surfaces in users’ News Feeds and how to sprinkle promoted content in with a measured hand. The company expects News Feed ads—you know, the stuff in between the vacation photos and yard sale announcements—to remain its primary source of revenue well into the rest of the year. “We’ve done a lot of work around targeting,” Sandberg said. “News Feed ads work.”She went on: “As you think about different industries using the power on online marketing, you see different levels of adoption. But I’m a believer that [Facebook] is where people are spending their time—and any marketer that’s trying to reach people is going to spend their resources here as well.”The Faces Of FacebookAnd what of Facebook’s restless, maybe hapless citizens?Well, perhaps they aren’t so restless. Engagement on Facebook remains insanely high, even by Facebook’s semi-unmoored new usage metrics: On an average day in June, 699 million people used Facebook. Those 699 million (give or take) Facebook denizens racked up a mind-bending 20 billion minutes each day on the site in the same month. That’s a lot of Likes, clicks and ad impressions.The Inscrutable Hacker King’s Modest GoalConsidering the awkward early years, Zuckerberg is acting the part of CEO more convincingly these days. But is he the benevolent dictator of Facebook nation, acting at the collective behest of his 1.1 billion subjects—or just the accidental boy-king of Silicon Valley, humoring its mores while just sort of doing his thing behind the scenes?Of course, savvy Sandberg and the rest of the board have seats at the table and strings of their own to pull. Not to mention that stockholders own stakes in the world’s biggest virtual territory that also happens to be a public company. Whatever flavor of ruler he’s evolved into over his nine years of empire building, Zuckerberg remains casual about Facebook’s mission impossible:Reaching a billion people was this big rallying cry for the company for a long time. And reaching a billion users was a great first thing to focus on… but in a way it’s actually kind of just an abstract. There’s nothing magical about a billion.Oh, no?The real goal is to connect to everyone in the world. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

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