The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #365: July 24, 2008

Content summary: Next FIR Live on July 26; Shel’s Toronto trip and social media meet-up; Dan York reports from the O’Reilly OSCON convention on open source, Skype, Twhirl and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: McCain’s secret PR drive to win friends in the UK, US Airforce lets Web 2.0 flourish behind walls, Twitter follower chaos and an Irish DJ’s inventiveness, Industry Standard profile prompts HARO and PR Newswire debate; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed round-up; music from Calexico; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for July 24, 2008: A 55-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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So, until Monday July 28…

(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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