The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #346: May 19, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Interview published; FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio May 24; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on internet control in China and asks about the business implications; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; marketing Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford on seesmic; IBM and wikis; reflections on Bulldog Reporter’s audio conference on blogger relations; journalism and Twitter: too much PR, says BusinessWeek’s Stephen Baker; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; feedback from a podsafe band; music from Crush; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 19, 2008: A 65-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Thursday May 22…

(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.

  1. Dan

    Hey Neville,

    Listened with interest to your comments – you’re quite right regarding the authenticity of the commentaries, and the need for us to find new ways to put the film-makers at ease, and to achieve genuine conversation.

    As you know as well as anybody, it’s far easier said than done when you’re operating within the midst of a movie junket, but we’ll be working on it. Glad you felt that it was worthwhile overall.

    What will be interesting if we do this again will be using Twitter as a back channel for questions and Seesmic as the medium for broadcasting the responses – there’s simply too much latency in Seesmic to be able to drive conversation from a ten minute slot at a junket.

    As far as the talent feeling comfortable goes, maybe that will come as we get to do more of these events, and start to see some familiar faces!

    all the best!

    Dan

  2. neville

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