The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #156: July 20, 2006

Content summary: Initial reactions to the speeded-up version of the show; Podshow Pro launch; a Steve Rubel fan blogs about Steve Rubel; BrainJams; Strumpette in the Washington Post; Dan York reports; Petite Anglaise dooced in France; Wal-Mart’s attempt at social networking (verdict: lame); Digg and Jason Calcanis’ offer to pay bloggers; listeners’ comments discussion (including topic seed for discussion next week on social media and investor relations); FIR Frappr community update; the music; and more.

Show notes for July 20, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 72-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday July 24…

(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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