The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #242: May 21, 2007

Content summary: Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; to create buzz, US TV networks try a little ‘blogola’; delivering breaking news via a breaking news blog; building a list of blogs by accountants; GM rises in reputation index; cross-platform financial exchange for virtual worlds coming soon; Amy Gahran on how to work with citizen journalists; Lee Hopkins reports; Question of The Week: How to portray a positive view about Dolphin Music; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; three Virtual Thirst concerts in Second Life this week; the music; and more.

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Show notes for May 21, 2007

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So, until Thursday May 24…

(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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