The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #419: February 2, 2009

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; next FIR Live on Blogtalk Radio on Feb 7; upcoming FIR Interview with Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic; Michael Netzley reports on a kerfuffle over reporting about the Mumbai terrorist outrage last November; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: company blogs lead social media options says Hubspot survey, Reuters editor on twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism, Anheuser-Busch fuses PR and social media, Twitter domain squatting in the UK, the BBC claims control of a rogue Twitter account; Andrea Vascellari reports on the DLD conference in Munich, Germany; listeners’ comments and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; news about next Thursday’s show; music from Butta Skotch; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for February 2, 2009: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Thursday February 5…

(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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