The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #416: January 22, 2009

Content summary: FIR Interview with Jack O’Dwyer posted; next FIR Live on Feb 7; Dan York reports on the new White House blog, CNN and Facebook, tools for Twitter, Identica, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: communication and other perspectives on the inauguration of US President Barack Obama, ghost blogging is illegal says CIPR, Mayo Clinic opens a new blog, how to find out who’s been scraping your blog; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; news about Monday’s show; music from Ros Wilting; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 22, 2009: A 61-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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So, until Monday January 26…

(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.