My Silicon Docks Project

Grand Canal Docks

Ever since I moved to Dublin over three and a half years ago, I’ve been fascinated by its tech scene. Back then it seemed many companies were just setting up, but Ireland’s capital is now home to a fantastic combination of tech juggernauts, industry leaders and homegrown starts-up. What I have found interesting is the geographical areas these world-changing More...

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By Ben Cotton On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Job Search is Now Mobile

This week my colleagues and I were thrilled to announce that mobile job search traffic to Indeed now makes up 50% of total traffic. This is an incredible figure, especially when you consider at the beginning of More...

SMART Objectives
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, January 4th, 2014

My Objectives for 2014

The start of each year people often begin with the best of intentions and lofty ambitions. It offers people the perfect opportunity to look back at the previous 12 months, evaluate the good and the bad, and identify More...

Homeless Dublin
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Do You See the #InvisibleIreland?

For those who live in Ireland you’ll know that homelessness is a big problem. Right now there are more than 5,000 homeless people in Ireland and the problem is particularly acute in Dublin where 139 people sleep More...

Google Analytics
By Ben Cotton On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

So What’s Changed Since the Re-Launch?

Back in June of this year you may recall that I launched a new design for this blog. With the intention of increasing this blog’s readership I opted for a WordPress template that was responsive, with good UI More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Blog Awards Ireland

I’m delighted to say that Social Web Thing has made the prestigious Blog Awards Ireland ‘long-list’ in the ‘Best Personal Blog’ and ‘Best Technology Blog’ categories (‘Best Blog’ and ‘Best Blog More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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New Blog Design

The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that things are looking a little different around here. That’s because I’ve decided to freshen things up a with a new responsive design. You’ll see the new template More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Harnessing the Power of Your Employee’s Networks

Over the last year or so I’ve been thinking a lot about social business. Whilst there are many definitions, I think the most simplistic and accurate is that of a business which uses social tools both internally More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Tools for Social Business Success

Social business is about people, process and platforms, right? When implemented correctly it can transform the culture of a business, unifying both the social brand and social enterprise to become more connected, More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Defining Social Business

Social business is undoubtedly emerging as a new and exciting discipline and whilst definitions (as is often the case) can be difficult to agree upon, one thing is certain; more and more businesses are exploring More...


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