The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #531: March 4, 2010

Content summary: FIR makes two podcast "best of" lists and hits the #1 business spot at Podcast Alley; FIR Interview with Tod Maffin posted; the FIR iPhone app and AT&T’s network; FIR iPhone/Android app reviews by Eric Schwartzman, Dan York and Lee Hopkins; the FIR website widget is going to vanish; Mark Story’s "win a trip to London" contest and the small print; Dan York reports on the FIR iPhone app, Google Stars, PubSubHubbub, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: is an attention crash really coming?, Israeli military ‘unfriends’ soldier after Facebook leak, O’DwyerGate; 50% discount for FIR listeners at Simply Summit in April; Kris Gallagher explains Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0; news about next week’s shows; music from Manafest; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for March 4, 2010: A 66-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday March 8…

(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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