The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #587: February 21, 2011

Content summary: FIR Interview with Laura Thomas at Dell posted; recording of FIR Live #21 on B2B social marketing with Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman is up; listener comments discussion including on Bernie Goldbach’s Audioboo; News That Fits – should your employer have access to your Facebook account?, Dan York reports on Terry Fallis SNCR Facebook NewsFeed change and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, discussion on mainstream media and social media in the current unrest in Libya, taking sock puppets to a new level: persona management and illusions of consensus, Sallie Goetsch asks who took podcasting out of podcamp, results of the Pollstream poll, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Groupon in China and Burson Marsteller’s global social media check-up; news about next week’s show; music from Gas House Gorillas; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for February 21, 2011: A 71-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday February 28…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)