The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #135: May 8, 2006

Content summary: FIR Dine-Around at the IABC Vancouver conference; WIPO copyright update; UK plans to license/regulate podcasters; USC/Annenberg GAP IV study; promote your podcast at PodcastDay 2006; ‘Delivering The New PR’ conference on May 12; ‘Beyond Blogging’ on May 19; collaborative communication tools: Skypecasting and Waxxi, Second Life and; Lee Hopkins reports; Maine blogger ad agency lawsuit dropped; David Philips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; upcoming FIR interviews with Tom Foremski and Christopher Carfi; the music.

Show notes for May 8, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 92-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In This Edition:


  • 00:25 Shel introduces the show; what FIR is about; what’s in this edition; FIR Dine-Around at IABC Vancouver conference

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

  • 61:26 Craig Jolley with the correct history of the Hyperspace Dine-Around
  • 63:58 Sallie Goetsch dissects #134
  • 67:07 Lauren Vargas thinks BL Ochman’s ethics blog doesn’t sound like the transparency the blogosphere shouts out
  • 69:03 Marshall Kirkpatrick says don’t cut the show length
  • 70:28 Judy Jones enjoyed Shel’s interview with daughter Rachel (show #133) on how she communicates
  • 72:40 Mike McClary on the show length and on IM vs. phone
  • 74:41 Nicolai at emergens tells us about “Candidates invade MySpace: Gubernatorial hopefuls seek younger voters on teen chat site” in the San Francisco Chronicle
  • 74:57 Luke Armour with wrap-up comment to the academic PR conversation
  • 77:23 Warren Johnson on Feedblitz and email newsletters
  • 78:57 Michael Vanderdonk has a few points on World of Warcraft and Second Life


  • 82:50 Neville wraps the show; let us know your views about today’s discussions; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
  • 85:25 Upcoming FIR interviews – Tom Foremski on May 9 and Christopher Carfi on May 10; Shel solo for the May 11 show; both of us on the road for May 15 show which will be recorded on May 14
  • 87:12 Outro podsafe music from the Podsafe Music Network – Satisfy Me by Melanie Lewis

FIR Show Notes links
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute – see the home page for info. If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at, or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday, May 11…

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

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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