The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #307: January 3, 2008

Content summary: Today is FIR’s third anniversary; new FIR discussion forum is up; latest IABC Cafe2Go podcast posted; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; announcing the FIR listener contest; GMnext: the launch by General Motors, exclusive FIR Interview posted; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; the art and science of blogger relations; PR ethics issue in Grand Rapids; pushing terms of service to the edge as Facebook ejects Robert Scoble; will users revolt against online advertising? Dan York reports on creating a corporate blog portal with WordPress MU, Twitter and follower reciprocity; listeners’ comments discussion; music by Twilight Hotel; and more.

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Show notes for January 3, 2008

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-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 Monday January 7…

(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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