The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #313: January 24, 2008

Content summary: FIR Listener Contest closes Jan 25; FIR live on BlogTalk Radio Feb 9; Shel travels; Neville speaking today at Bulldog Reporter audio conference; Dan York reports on data portability, OpenID, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; UPS blog monitoring; headline findings from Edelman’s 2008 Trust Barometer survey; recession 2.0; Apple discourages employee blogging; PR disasters; David Philips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next week’s shows; music from Sophia Ramos; and more.

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Show notes for January 24, 2008

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 51-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday January 28…

(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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