The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #542: April 12, 2010

Content summary: FIR goes weekly from today: no more Thursday show, only Monday; other changes inspired by feedback from last year’s listener survey; take advantage of great discounts for NewComm Forum 2010 next week; The New PR wiki (where FIR show notes are published) is still down, Tony Molloy has posted time codes for last 3 shows to FriendFeed FIR room; What’s Up: 5 minutes of banter on topical issues: Inside PR milestone, fake Ikea Facebook fan pages, the kerfuffle surrounding the UK’s Digital Economy Act; listener comments; News That Fits: Where is PR as HP’s Slate comes under attack?, humankind is unready for Unvarnished, Dan York reports, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, newspaper blogs break Twitter’s acquisition of Tweetie, what can we learn from Steve Rubel’s week-long iPad experiment?, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore; Kristin Brandt is guest co-host next Monday; music from Chainsaw Dupont; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for April 12, 2010: A 68-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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  • FIR #542 show notes at The New PR Wiki (coming: site still down)

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So, until Monday March 19…

(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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