The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #262: July 30, 2007

Content summary: You can contribute to the show notes wiki; vote for FIR in the Podcast Awards 2007; what listeners think of FIR Cuts; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports on The Age of the Vanishing Context, and the Annual Pig and Pussy Hunt; RSS has highest business value among Web 2.0 apps; B2B marketers’ Web 2.0 preferences; Sun Microsystems announces financial results first on the web and via RSS; what UK educators are doing in Second Life: survey; transparency in an employee blog; PodCamp UK promo; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 30, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 57-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Thursday August 2…

(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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