The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #414: January 15, 2009

Content summary: Upcoming FIR Interviews; next FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio on Feb 7; Neville’s webinar today for IABC; Dan York reports from Keene, New Hampshire; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: the importance of simplicity, Al-Jazeera launches world’s first repository of broadcast-quality video offered under Creative Commons license, using social media to address a crisis, Facebook is a place for flirting: Pew study; David Phillips reports from Wiltshire, England; listeners’ comments discussion; Robin Grant wants to know why people use Twitter; music from George Thorogood and the Destroyers; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 15, 2009: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday January 19…

(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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