The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #147: June 19, 2006

Content summary: Jeremy Wright’s b5media co-branded blogs for Fox Media’s TV shows; Netscape returns with a Digg-like news page; a new Digg-like service for PR; retailer opens store in Second Life; Nielsen releases email newsletter/RSS usability report; Robert Scoble speaks for Microsoft on BBC TV; classified advertising stats: new media aren’t killing old media; press releases are preferred content type among knowledge workers: survey; Lee Hopkins reports; Jeremy Pepper highlights trademark issues in Second Life; David Phillips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

Show notes for June 19, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 93-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Thursday June 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.

  1. Bryan Person's comments

    Let’s make audio commenting dead easy…

    My audio feedback to a blog post and audio commentary by Lee Hopkins.
    I note that while leaving audio posts isn’t necessarily difficult, as Lee contends, it could be easier.
    You can direct-download the sound clip or listen by using the player be…

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