A voluminous reading list

Updated on May 20, 2009 One of the benefits of being a blogger and podcaster is that writers (and publishers) of business books are happy to let you have a copy of their work in case you might review it. I’m always willing to read a relevant book and then do a review, typically as an FIR Book Review podcast. While the input (the books) flows well, the output (reviews) hasn’t really matched it this year as the Christmas reading…

JournalistTweets: more than just a directory

Updated on May 19, 2009 If you want to find journalists who use Twitter, there are quite a few directories out there already. A new entrant from business intelligence firm Cision, launched today, looks like it could be the place users will find of great value as it offers a lot more than simply a listing. JournalistTweets.com – powered by Cision – is a relationship-building tool for PR professionals and journalists. Using Cision’s global expertise in media intelligence, we’ve created…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #449: May 18, 2009

Updated on May 18, 2009 Content summary: Thanks to Dan York and Sallie Goetsch for an outstanding FIR #448; Somesso London 09: no entries for the FIR Listener Contest but Neville was there; new FIR Interview posted; FIR listener dinner at the IABC conference in San Francisco planned for June 7; Shel’s presentation at IABC; best wishes to Ben McConnell; Eric Schwartzman interviews Danny Sullivan, Editor of Search Engine Land; News That Fits: kidney surgeries on Twitter: healthcare social media…

Twitter is the front channel

Updated on May 18, 2009 I had a great time on Friday at Somesso London 09, the one-day conference about social media and large organizations. So many terrific people to meet, interesting topics to listen to and learn about, and opportunities to experiment with a few things. You can read what others are saying and see the many photos people have taken and uploaded to photo sharing services like Flickr and Mobypicture. What I want to focus on in this…

Chat Catcher lives on

Updated on May 18, 2009 One of the most useful WordPress plugins I have installed on my blogs is Chat Catcher by Shannon Whitley. What it does is connect comments made on Twitter that reference content in your blog, and links those comments to your content by placing a reference to a particular tweet in a post it mentions, as indicated in the screenshot. In addition to the WordPress plugin, Chat Catcher works on any blog via a PHP script…

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