Getting to know the iPhone 3G

Regular readers of this blog know that I love gadgets especially mobile devices. Over the past few years, I’ve had great enjoyment from a wide range of devices – ones I’ve either purchased myself or which have been given or loaned to me by companies via their PR agencies – which I’ve written posts or produced video reviews about, recently over on Next, my tech blog. The latest device I have for such a purpose is an iPhone 3G which…

Contemporary suits Ferrero

One of the people I encountered in Barcelona during this past week, where I chaired the New Media in Marketing and Communications Strategy conference (about which a post soon), was Guillaume du Gardier, pictured in a photo I took on Wednesday evening. I’ve known Guillaume since 2004, one of my earliest connections from mutual interests founded largely on blogging. We worked together during most of 2005, along with Elizabeth Albrycht, in Blogging Planet. So seeing Guillaume again in Barcelona was…

Has a tipping point arrived for Twitter?

A lot of people have being doing a lot of writing about Twitter during the past week. I’m not referring specifically to the awful events in Mumbai, India, where Twitter played a significant role in rapidly connecting online people with information (even if it was hard to really judge the ultimate value of some of that information as CNN’s “Tweeting the terror: How social media reacted to Mumbai” highlights), which I’m sure drove thousands of people to start twittering from…

A politician’s arrogance or ignorance

Here’s an extraordinary tale from Robin Wauters of a prominent politician’s cavalier attitude to public funds and contempt for people’s opinions. As described by Robin, the story is about Belgian Minister of Defence Pieter De Crem, pictured above, whose recent junket to New York for a meeting at the UN that never actually happened involved a visit to a Belgian bar, barmaid Nathalie with a critical blog post, subsequent alleged pressure to fire the barmaid, commentary from Belgian bloggers and…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #401: November 27, 2008

Content summary: An extra-hefty holiday episode; Happy Thanksgiving to our listeners in the US; Neville is at the “New Media in Marketing and Communications Strategy” conference in Barcelona (which he is chairing) while Shel is with family in Las Vegas for the holiday; the Chuck Hester interview about LinkedIn is available; Dan York reports; more congratulatory messages on episode 400, including one from our former weekly correspondent, Lee Hopkins; Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; Neville talks with Keith Childs from…

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