The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #394: November 3, 2008

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; thanks Jeremiah Owyang and welcome new listeners!; panel discussion in FIR Live on November 7; new FIR Interview with Paul Pendergrass aka Jack Flack; Michael Netzley reports from the Singapore Geek Dinner with Eric Schwartzman and CNET Asia’s Nicholas Aaron Khoo; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits – Microsoft gives bloggers laptops again, lessons in crisis management from the Russell Brand-Jonathan Ross-BBC fiasco, bosses should embrace Facebook: Demos study, Virgin Atlantic fires cabin crew over behaviour on Facebook; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; news about Thursday’s show; music from Matthew Ebel; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 3, 2008: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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So, until Thursday November 6…

(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.