The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #408: December 22, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Interview, FIR Live, posted; more FIR content coming; thanks Heather Gorringe who says FIR an inspiration for Wiggly Wigglers; FIR also a fave for ReadWriteWeb; Michael Netzley looks at how Asia’s internet is different; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits – scientific journal also requires authors to publish in Wikipedia, mainstream media taps live blogging in Canada’s ‘snowmaggedon’; listeners’ comments discussion including more on the TechCrunch ‘embargo is dead’ issue; Christmas Day: FIR or not?; music from The Living End; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for December 22, 2008: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday December 29…Or is it Thursday December 25?

(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.