The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #224: March 19, 2007

Content summary: The most listener-driven-content show we’ve done; Mitch Joel on the Foreword Thinking podcast; Mike Bellina rants about the future of print media; lots of listener suggestions for file sharing services to add to Dan York’s commentary; Rob Safuto tells us about the Blubrry Jam To Fight Cystic Fibrosis, the first charitable campaign from Blubrry; legislation proposed in the US by John Kerry to extend the Freedom of Information Act to bloggers; European survey identifies social software as disruptive communication innovation; 100 most prolific bloggers; Shel’s airport interview in Brazil with Mateus Furlanetto and Maria Russell; Bryan Person says talk about Twitter continues, and looks at how Forgetablogit will help a company set up a blog and also ghost-write the posts; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next Thursday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 19, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59:57-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 March 22…

(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. james

    following up on the twitter discussion……have you guys found jaiku.com? Seems like this is like a more adult version of Twitter. j

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