The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #395: November 6, 2008

Content summary: Panel discussion in FIR Live on November 7; Neville reports from Ireland; Media Monitoring Minute; Dan York reports on the prospects that President-Elect Obama will maintain his use of social media in the White House; News That Fits – New York Times reports that companies are blogging their layoffs, virtual world statistics suggest they’ll emerge as another forum for social networks, Samsung missteps by launching a laundry-focused social network, Heather Green at BusinessWeek reports that Yahoo and the US Department of Justice’s press releases were more truthful than Google’s blog; listener comments and FriendFeed FIR Room roundup, including more discussion of the US presidential election; music from Girl Said No; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 3, 2008: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and almost live from Dublin, Ireland.


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So, until Monday November 10…

(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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