Malleable Musings

September 6, 2009

Things I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks

Filed under: Branding, Facebook, Life at home — Brendan @ 9:57 pm

Being new to a job does mean that you can take three and a bit weeks out of the office without coming back to email overload. However even without an email backlog I’ve seemed to have plenty to do and I’ve learned quite a bit since my last blog post. Including some of the following bits of trivia:

Antigua has 365 beaches – one for every day of the year.
Fermanagh has 365 lakes. (Guess who was in Ireland on holiday during the wettest August on record!)

Facebook advertising seems to be determined by your ISP location in addition to the networks that you are part of.

You can now get on the internet anywhere (although the positioning according to Google Maps seems a bit out). I’m sure I first saw this technology at work in Abuja eight years ago.

There are more chickens than humans on the planet. Although trying to get an accurate number for the chicken population is pretty difficult.

More significantly I found out that Shell no longer operates in Ireland. People were boycotting the Shell branded petrol stations (for eco-reasons) so they re-branded under the Topaz marque. However as this blog shows a re-brand may not be enough.

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