PR community action on social media press release

Whether journalists are ready or not for the social media press release, the PR community now has a great opportunity to thoroughly discuss the concept and try to get some traction with the whole idea of evolving the press release into something far more valuable than purely a vehicle for transmitting messages. Quick recap – the social media press release is a concept for a communication tool, developed by Todd Defren at Shift Communications, that is more suitable for an…

Perplexing Blair op-ed piece in Guardian blog

Here’s a good example of an eye-catching headline: Tony Blair starts blogging… This title of a post on Simon Collister’s eDemocracy Update blog certainly grabbed my attention as I scanned the headlines in my RSS reader. The reality is different, of course. The Prime Minister isn’t blogging at all; it’s to do with an op/ed piece in The Guardian’s Comment is free group blog posted under his name on Tuesday. Note I didn’t say he’s written the piece, which is…

Testers needed for next WordPress versions

One of the things I love about WordPress is the user community and the vast array of knowledge out there to help you with literally anything to do with your blog and making it do what you want it to do. The community has certainly been extremely helpful to me when I launched this blog in February. It’s a two-way street, of course, and if you can then share anything you’ve learned, it will add to that pool of community…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #150: June 29, 2006

Content summary: New FIR interview posted; meeting FIR listeners in Second Life; Marketing Sherpa award winners announced; podcasts of Amsterdam conference coming; trust and reputation follow-up: Cadbury and British Airways; Dan York reports (Canada Day, hockey and the World Cup, badges at wordblog.net, LinkedIn public profiles, is spam killing the conversation?); Shell Oil’s executive PR tour in the US; Toby Bloomberg’s encounter with Jupiter Research; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR Frappr community update; the music; and more. Show notes for June 29,…

IE7 beta 3 available

If you installed Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 when Microsoft opened up the beta for general public testing, note that beta 3 is now available for download from today. The list of changes from beta 2 to beta 3 make it look like an update definitely worth installing, especially for the security fixes. (Via Bink)

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