The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #682: December 17, 2012

firlogo100Intro: A word on the Newtown tragedy, communication and contemporary society; FIR Interviews coming with Ekaterina Walter of Intel and Cy Jervis of Dell’s IdeaStorm; some thoughts about show length;

Quick News: Report offers best practices for social media in the workplace, Rebecca Caroe’s “The Creative Agency of the Future” book project, NPR’s “On the Media” leverages podcast for late-breaking news, soon you can retrieve all your tweets, Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Are Google+ Communities important for brands?; Dan York reports on Newtown and social media, Google+ communities, WordPress 3.5, the need for the open internet, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; considering Brian Solis’ concept of the ‘Human API’; listener comments; TemboSocial promo; PR’s role in the era of pageview journalism; malware links hidden in QR codes;

Music from Lily Sparks; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for December 17, 2012: An 83-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday December 24…

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

About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.