The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #297: November 29, 2007

Content summary: Neville’s in Germany; WordPress for Dummies review is up; a look at Google’s intranet; Media Monitoring Minute; CustomScoop launching Media Bullseye; the best PR for tech startups; Facebook’s Beacon; a report from Eric Schwartzman; a bad week for IT; a report from Dan York; IABC’s Gold Quill awards; One-Minute News; listener comments; the music; and more. [Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time…

Disruptive is good for 3

I spent an interesting and enjoyable couple of hours at mobile operator 3‘s UK headquarters in Maidenhead last week in the company of a handful of bloggers and some executives from 3. Arranged by Parys Communications, one of 3’s PR agencies, the meeting was an informal get-together to exchange some views and hear 3’s thoughts about their plans for 2008. I have a connection with 3 as I’m one of the group of bloggers and journalists who are trying out…

Just a paying customer

I really am nonplussed about Virgin Media. In October, I jumped over hurdles and through hoops in getting online after my broadband net connectivity disappeared for almost four days. Most of the hurdles and hoops were to do with dealing with Virgin Media’s premium-cost telephone tech support. Truly, an absolute nightmare, and expensive to boot. First thing this morning, I noticed that the net had disappeared. No little ‘ready’ light on the cable modem and the ‘sync’ light just blinking…

FIR Book Review – WordPress for Dummies: November 27, 2007

One of the most popular platforms for creating and managing a blog is WordPress. From its origins in 2003, WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. A new book, WordPress For Dummies, has just been published, with explanations in plain English about WordPress and how to use it. Written by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, WordPress for Dummies covers blogging…

Easy printing with HP Blog Printing

One of the frustrating things about some websites, including many blogs, concerns printing. Let’s say you’re on a site reading an article or post and you want to print out a hard copy. It’s common to get a result that runs into pages, more than you actually need, and not formatted for the purpose. Worse, especially if a website uses frames, you may get lots of blank pages before (or after) you get that one page you want. Wouldn’t it…

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