The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #221: March 8, 2007

Content summary: Shel at New Communications Forum; Chip Griffin’s new podcast; Best Buy and Celebrity Big Brother follow-ups; UK government to warn illegal immigrants by text messaging; Sony launches virtual community for PS3 gamers; virtual worlds set for shake-up; Microsoft predicts VoIP call charges will plummet; business cards for your Second Life avatar; Dan York reports on SlideShare, Skype Prime and Twitter; join the FIR Twitter community; commentary: bum rush the charts; listeners’ comments discussion; upcoming conferences; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 8, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 51-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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So, until Monday March 12…

(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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