The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #225: March 22, 2007

Content summary: Another bumper listener episode; Lee Hopkins reports with advice on broadband for Irish listeners; Shel from Las Vegas on social media tools for recruiting; Google searches for European lobbyists; survey finds challenges for podcasters; product launches in Second Life from Calvin Klein and Reebok/Scarlett Johansson; when will the 1 billionth blog spam arrive?; Dan York reports from Cairo, Egypt; listeners’ comments discussion (including more broadband advice); Bumrush The Charts today; a music pitch from Ethereal; and more.

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Show notes for March 22, 2007

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So, until Monday March 26…

(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. One billion spams at

    […] There’s been some good guessing during the past few days on when this figure would be reached. It was a discussion point in last Thursday’s FIR, for instance. My best guess was that it would be sometime this weekend. Well, that’s wasn’t wrong. […]

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