The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #138: May 18, 2006

Content summary:; Josh Hallett, Syndicate conference and MP3 files; preventing employee access to external blogs; Business Week assesses Boeing’s blogs; David Philips reports from Estonia; Dan York reports from Arizona; Beyond Blogging 2006 conference; graduating with FIR schwag; listeners’ comments discussion (defining a podcast, clueless about MySpace, MESH, podcast approvals, ethics blog); FIR Frappr community; the music.

Show notes for May 18, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58-minute podcast recorded live from Washington, DC, USA, and Strasbourg, France.

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In This Edition:


  • 00:26 Shel introduces the show; what FIR is about; today’s tech setup

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 50:45 Shel 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; update on the FIR Frappr community
  • 53:03 Outro podsafe music from the Podsafe Music Network – Podpeople by Munk

FIR Show Notes links
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So, until Monday May 22…

(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.