The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #149: June 26, 2006

Content summary: Call for entries for SNCR awards; listener discount for Web 2.0 conference in Amsterdam; BloggerCon and civility in the blogosphere; Second Life: the conference experience, FIR presence, opportunities for communicators; the value and uses of group blogs; trust and reputation: crises facing Cadbury and British Airways; FIR interview with new IABC Europe Director; the music; and more.

Show notes for June 26, 2006

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So, until Thursday June 29…

(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. Close encounters in Second Life at

    […] I’d mentioned in Monday’s show that I would be hanging out at the FIR store at 4pm GMT yesterday. So I did and bumped into Karine Apogee who, in the real world, is in Ottawa, Canada. We had quite a chat, talking about how Shel and I do the show each time, ie, how much time does it all take. We chatted, too, about how to do certain things in Second Life. Two newbies chatting! […]

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