The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #205: January 11, 2007

Content summary: Second Thursday in Second Life communicators’ meeting today; FIR ethics Skypecast on Jan 13; more listener opinions on the Microsoft/Edelman PR kerfuffle, including Eric Schwartzman’s interview with Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle; Dan York reports on LinkedIn, open sourcing of Second Life, personal information in blogs; is citizen journalism in trouble?; Edelman releases corporate guide to the blogosphere; WordPress beyond blogs: Ford Motor Company’s Detroit auto show website; GM’s FastLane Blog offers video designed for use on mobile phones; Apple launches iPhone, Cisco to sue Apple over trademark violation and blogs about it; David Phillips reports on what internet-mediated channels for communication will be available, neccesary and relevant in 2011; Joseph Jaffe’s Manifesto for Experimentation; review of FIR on Simply Communicate; the music; and more.

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Show notes for January 11, 2007

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So, until Monday January 15…

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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.