The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #206: January 15, 2007

Content summary: New Communications Forum 2007 conference in March; trackbacks switched off on FIR blog; social media coming to business faster than anticipated; follow up on Cisco vs Apple: the conversation about the lawsuit on the Cisco blog; media and Second Life; the Starbucks ’employee first’ philosophy; EFF defends wiki linking case; GM’s blogger outreach campaign at the Detroit motor show; Lee Hopkins reports; listener’s comment discussion; FIR interview with Lionel Menchaca, Direct2Dell, and FIR ethics Skypecast to be posted this week; Eric Schwartzman’s 5-week social media PR course at UCLA; upcoming FIR book review: Second Life The Official Guide; coffee and conversation at crayonville Island in Second Life on Jan 18; the music; and more.

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Show notes for January 15, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58:36-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday January 18…

(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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