The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #367: July 31, 2008

Content summary: HARO update; Dan York reports on Phweet, Dropio, Tweetio, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits – launching social media in a crisis: Apple and Exxon Mobil, social media gains SEC approval for Reg FD, BlogWorld hosts certification workshop for journalist-bloggers, Blog Council launches disclosure best practices toolkit; listeners’ comments discussion; a word about FIR #366; news about next week’s shows; music from Mojomama; and more. Listen to FIR now: [display_podcast] Get FIR: Download…

Social media gains SEC approval

Yesterday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new guidance for publicly-listed companies in using traditional websites and social media channels like blogs to meet the SEC’s public disclosure requirements under Regulation FD. Regulation FD (‘fair disclosure’) sets out a clear rule relating to the selective disclosure of information, and clarifies some issues under the US law of insider trading. The SEC’s new guidance on what tools companies can use concerning Reg FD is a huge step forward in…

Making your blog look good on a mobile device

When visiting websites on your mobile device, there’s nothing more frustrating than waiting for a site to load when that site contains huge numbers of images and other graphical paraphernalia. It gets downright annoying when you’re on a cellular connection and especially if you’re roaming: all you see are currency symbols flashing in front of your eyes as you think about what it’s costing you to wait for all the content to appear on your device’s screen. And when a…

The tipping point for Twitter is coming

Twitter suffered an unplanned outage this afternoon. Not on the scale of the troubles Twitter has suffered during much of this year – things are definitely getting better – but an outage all the same. What’s a Twitterer to do at times like this? Quite a few people blog about it. Others head to Pownce or Plurk, even Jaiku. A growing number focus on Friendfeed and the relative newcomer Identi.ca. Everyone always comes back to Twitter as soon as it’s…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #366: July 28, 2008

Content summary: Wrap-up of Saturday’s FIR Live; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on China’s Internet and business challenges around the upcoming Olympic Games; the Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; News That Fits: 50 steps to establishing a consistent social media practice, PRSA’s new diversity podcast, how cool is Cuil?, Google Knol is an opportunity for communicators; listeners’ comments discussion; music from The Taters; and more. Listen to FIR now: [display_podcast] Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (32.2Mb, 70:25) Subscribe to…

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