An iPod, an aircraft toilet and what happened next

What a story! A World of Warcraft gamer en route to meet a fellow gamer in Canada sparked a major security alert when he, er, lost his iPod on board his flight. Here’s how the story begins: It all started when I got out of my seat to go to the bathroom. I went to the bathroom, washed my hands, and returned to my seat. A little while later the two stewardesses on the flight crossed each other in the…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #167: August 28, 2006

Content summary: Agency.com gives up on Subway pitch; contribute to BusinessWeek’s ‘Best of the Web’ series; technology lets advertising get personal; the growth of the mobile internet; GM’s Michael Wiley joins Edelman; Paramount Pictures and the snide blogger: how should companies respond to bloggers?; Lee Hopkins reports; when to use Flash-based websites; creative approaches to billing; listeners’ comments discussion including a follow-up on Pegasus laid-off employees’ blog; FIR Frappr community update; the music (from Musicbuggy.com, a new podsafe music resource);…

You can’t have it your way

Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 was announced a couple of days ago. I’ve been trying out the various betas over the past few months, so I downloaded RC1. I think the betas have been pretty good from both a user and a developer point of view, so I was about to install the RC. Then I read through the comments on the announcement post at the IE7 blog. Some very unhappy people writing about their negative experiences with installing…

SNCR Awards deadline approaching

If you’re considering submitting an entry for the SNCR Awards – the contest organized by the non-profit think tank Society for New Communications Research – the deadline is 8 September, so you still have time. A worthwhile contest: […] The SNCR awards will recognize innovative organizations and professionals who are pioneering the use of social media (i.e. blogs, wikis, podcasts, collaborative tools and other forms of participatory communications) in the areas of marketing, public relations and advertising, politics, entertainment, academics,…

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