Content summary: Follow up on Mattel toy recall crisis; Dan York reports; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Verizon, Starbucks and Comcast PR blunders; the Skype outage clarified; WalMart on Facebook; US intelligence community launches A-Space, an internal social network; listeners’ comments discussion including advice on moving blogs from TypePad to WordPress; the music; and more.
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Show notes for August 23, 2007
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So, until Monday August 27…
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