The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #333: April 3, 2008

Content summary: Dates for diaries: dinner in London with Mike Manuel and Josh Hallett, April 12; FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio, April 19; Dan York reports on WordPress 2.5, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with Connie Reece and CustomScoop; labelling ‘social media’ as just ‘media’; ideas from Australia: two different approaches to using the web; social media and recruiting; Twitter and politics; 24 hours of intranet innovation online; Eric Schwartzman interviews BusinessWeek’s John Fine on mainstream media and the consumer-generated media explosion; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Jupiter One via Ken McGuire; and more.

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Show notes for April 3, 2008

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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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