The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #427: March 2, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s on his own; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; FIR community support for Bryan Person whose sister-in-law perished in a car crash yesterday in her native Kenya; CDs from Runaway Dorothy are still available to first-time commenters; interview about how TD Trust used The Hive software is set for Tuesday; Neville contributes to the intro; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report; Media Monitoring Minute; News that Fits: Skittles web site goes 100% social, personal branding in the age of Google, Forrester says "sponsored conversations" are fine, social media best practices group forms on a wiki; listener comments including a FriendFeed room roundup; music from EverBlue; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for March 2, 2009: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and close to live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday March 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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