The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #190: November 16, 2006

Content summary: Shel’s in D.C.; the anti-Walmart grassroots website; UK government launches e-petitions; the Reuters/Pluck deal; preparing for US daylight savings time changes in 2007; Casecamp Second Life; putting the public back in PR; Dan York interviews Martyn Davies; listeners’ comments discussion; PodcastCon UK 2006 in London on November 18; Luke Armour’s social media PR parody; the music; and more.

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Show notes for November 16, 2006

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So, until Monday November 20…

(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. A weekend roundup at

    […] 5. Petition on freedom of information. In FIR #190 last month, Shel and I talked about the new e-petition service launched by the British government. I’ve just signed my first e-petition in support of a call to the Prime Minister to reject the restrictions on the Freedom of Information Act proposed by the Department of Constitutional Affairs. If you feel strongly about government plans to neuter the Act, sign the petition today. (Via Dennis Howlett) […]

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