The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #238: May 7, 2007

Content summary: Shel in Chicago for the Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; social networks for communicators from Ragan and Melcrum; no more wasting time with PR agencies, says ResearchTalk podcast; LinkedIn changes invitation policy; companies’ IT departments blocking Libsyn; Technorati now shows blog authority ranking; Lee Hopkins reports on choosing your words carefully, Melcrum’s communication summit in Sydney; vlog it with Adobe; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next Thursday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for May 7, 2007

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So, until Thursday May 10…

(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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