The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #371: August 14, 2008

Content summary: Shel’s at the Ragan/eBay conference and on to New Media Expo; PR Week blog contest update; Dan York reports on WordPress 2.6, trusting the cloud, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits – focus on social networking with Movable Type upgrade, visual trickery at the Olympic Games, reasons to embed content in your website; David Phillips explains Gartner’s Generation V; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed round-up; music from The Tallest Man On Earth; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 14, 2008: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday August 18…

(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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