The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #162: August 10, 2006

Content summary: Podcast Awards 2006 voting closes on Friday; more perspectives on Second Life; podcast contest for Ireland tourism; online video creation study; MTV buys Atom; networked generation changes media habits; instant messaging risks; the war on terror in the UK: consequences for travel, business and work practices; David Phillips reports on how important the internet is and yet PR planning cannot cope with maintaining a crisis web site; is social networking just bunk?; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

Show notes for August 10, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 77-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and West Hills, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday August 14…

(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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