The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #257: July 12, 2007

Content summary: Network issues delay FIR; Shel’s in Las Vegas; Apple iPhone PR update; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports on screen capture utilities, a social network event, face reviews, Windows Live Writer; UK newspapers offer more free content online; blogging increasingly common among elected officials in the US: report; Microsoft is the UK’s number one brand: Superbrands 2007 survey; Debbie Weil stir on pimping for comments for client’s blog; David Phillips reports on managing uncertainty or how we can take what seem to be greater risks using social media; listeners’ comments discussion including Paull Young on the Second Chance Trees Project; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 12, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 60-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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So, until Monday July 16…

(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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