The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #519: January 21, 2010

Content summary: Congrats to Jeremy Wright who’s joined Thornley Fallis in Toronto; FIR Live on Saturday: Valeria Maltoni joins the panel; Scott and White FIR Interview on Friday; FIR Interview with a special guest coming on Monday; Dan York reports from ITExpo in Miami on Facebook, curation, Google Docs, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, which prompts a discussion on pay-for-access to mainstream media sites such as the New York Times online and its similarity to the Financial Times’ free/pay model: is that the route to success?; FIR iPhone app coming soon; News That Fits: UK local government blocks Facebook and Twitter in 90% of cases a survey says, Forrester adds "conversationalists" to technographic ladder, open data site launched in UK by inventor of the world wide web, is content curation the next big social media job?; listener comments’ discussion; music (recommended by Kristen Sukalac) from Gayle Cloud; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 21, 2010: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday January 25…

(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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