The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #317: February 7, 2008

Content summary: Problems with voting at Podcast Alley; how to participate in Saturday’s FIR live on BlogTalkRadio; the FIR Listener Contest: announcing the winners; Dan York reports on Microsoft/Yahoo as well as AOL, Google’s social graph API, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; why social applications will thrive in a recession; new corporate blogs show businesses start to ‘get it’; hurdles to jump for the social media news release; Steve Lubetkin reports on Jeff Pulver on the road with the Social Media Breakfast; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Loveless; and more..

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Show notes for February 7, 2008

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday February 11…

(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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