The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #392: October 27, 2008

Content summary: FIR Speakers & Speeches podcast published; new IABC Cafe2Go podcast published; new social media category in IABC Gold Quill Awards; discussion: how to pick podcasts and avoid information overload; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Knight News Challenge Blogger Update with Heidi Miller; News That Fits – statistics update: online demographics and fastest-growing social media tools, Guardian.co.uk starts offering full-content RSS feeds, Steelcase study: companies not harnassing power of social media, communicating in uncertain times: resources from IABC; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; music from Shadow Circus; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 27, 2008: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Thursday October 30…

(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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