The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #265: August 9, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s in Denver; new FIR interview posted; two upcoming interviews; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; My Ragan TV launches; how will niche social networks develop?; add your comments to Google News: editorializing the news?; Facebook responds: advertisers can opt out; David Meerman Scott’s Gobbledygook Manifesto; record Skype calls with Callburner; Dan York’s non-shiny-object look at the podcasting book, Facebook demographics and developments, visiting San Francisco; Question of The Week: how to address employees profiting from their blogging; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for August 9, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Denver, Colorado, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday August 13…

(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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