The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #353: June 12, 2008

Content summary: Debating blogging and art at Microsoft’s DesignIT 2008; next FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio on June 14; discussion: FIR Live call-in show on PR spam on June 11; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York’s rant on PR spam, and more; the CIA goes Web 2.0; blogging is good for you, says Scientific American; Microsoft launching TownSquare enterprise social network platform; will FriendFeed change journalism, PR and marketing?; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next week’s shows; music from Guardian Mind Mix; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for June 12, 2008: A 59-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday June 16…

(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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