The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #275: September 13, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s on his own while Neville is at a speaking engagement. Neville discusses a new (and ridiculous) study claiming Facebook causes productivity loss; Shel follows up with a post Daniel Cornwall shared and some of his own observations. The Media Monitoring Minute focuses on the A&P grocery store kerfuffle. Shel talks about college students’ use of social media based on his visit to Towson University in Baltimore. Dan York reports. Wachovia Bank is introducing an internal social network. Listener comments. The music is Cielo Sin Sol by The Influence, from the Podsafe Music Network.

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Show notes for September 13, 2007

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So, until Monday September 17…

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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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