The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #210: January 29, 2007

Content summary: New Media Release podcast posted; using citizen journalists to cover mainstream news; Adobe wants to make the PDF file format an international and open standard; cybersquatters taking over abandoned blogs; comparing Google Analytics, Statcounter and FeedBurner; Lee Hopkins reports on YouTube, race hate and crisis communication, Edirol R-09, Ted Demopoulous’s new book; David Phillips takes a critical look at the recent blog ROI report from Forrester Research; listeners’ comments discussion including commentary from Carmen van Kerchove on the Celebrity Big Brother racism kerfuffle; reminder about the New Communications Forum in March; FIR Frappr community (non)update; how Sonny Combs pitched us for today’s music; the music; and more.

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Show notes for January 29, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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In This Edition:

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So, until Thursday February 1…

(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. Simon Wakeman

    For Immediate Release…

    Yesterday’s post on comparing statistics packages for bloggers has been picked up by podcasters Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz in their For Immediate Release podcast.

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