The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #244: May 28, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s travel hell week; will John Wall do anything for our 250th?; The Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports: talk about Second Life; Reuters CEO starts blogging; Vocus’ huge blogger relations mistake; McDonald’s petitions for change of dictionary definition of McJob; Sun Microsystems and the ambient conversation; Facebook opens up for third party widgets; UK survey: 40 percent of bloggers post damaging information; David Phillips reports on user generated markets; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for May 28, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday May 31…

(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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