The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #177: October 2, 2006

Content summary: Welcome Donna Papacosta as guest co-host; please vote for us at Podcast Alley; One Minute News: PRESSFeed simplifies news feeds, lots of RSS deals last week, NoteMesh lets students share notebooks, Nikon uses Flickr photographers in co-creation ad, Facebook opens its doors to everyone, Knight News challenges journalists and others to create web content to improve real communities, a report suggests email is as addictive as crack coaine; a commentary from Neville Hobson; Shel’s Mac died; a look back at Podcast Expo; a brief talk about HP’s handling of its crisis; listener comments; the music; and more.

Show notes for October 02, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 72-minute podcast recorded live from Concorde, California, USA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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In This Edition:

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So, until Thursday, October 5…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

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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.