The success of the Ealing Tweetup

If you’ve been to a tweetup, you know the kind of thing it typically is: an informal get-together of like-minded people, usually in a pub or other social venue, who sign up on Twtvite to say ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ they’d be there. It’s advertised and promoted by the organizer and anyone who tweets or retweets about it. And there’s a hashtag. Usually, a tremendous time is had by all. So it was last Tuesday at the sixth Ealing Tweetup organized…

FIR Interview: Ashley Howland on Baylor Health Care unblocking employee access to social media

Media Relations Manager Ashley Howland speaks with FIR co-host Shel Holtz about successful efforts to unblock employee access to social media properties, notably Facebook, at Baylor Health Care System in Texas. Get this podcast: Download the MP3 file (9.72Mb, 24:12) Get the show on iTunes Subscribe to the FIR Interviews RSS feed Get the FIR app for your iPhone About our Conversation Partner Ashley Howland is the social media manager with Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, USA, specializing…

Top German firms ban Facebook and Twitter

Most of the 30 blue-chip firms listed in Germany’s DAX stock market index are banning employee use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter according to a report in the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, as reported in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper today. The Mail says that German companies such as Volkswagen, Porsche, Commerzbank and HeidelbergCement are introducing bans in the workplace or have already done so. In the case of Porsche, news emerged two weeks ago on…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #570: October 25, 2010

Content summary: Jeff Eggen interview and David Spinks video interview are up, Joseph Jaffe interview coming Oct 29; listener comments and discussion; News That Fits: The Guardian offers social media guidance to its journalists while the Washington Post offers prohibition, fake PR is not going away anytime soon, Dan York reports, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, why putting your holiday plans on Twitter or Facebook is an invitation to crooks (and insurance companies), minority groups in the US are…

FIR Interview: BlogDash Co-Creator David Spinks

David Spinks, co-founder of BlogDash – a new resource to aid in blogger outreach – conducts a brief video demo of the site during BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, USA, on Friday, October 15, 2010. Get this video podcast: Download the MP4 file (15.5Mb, 5:46) Get the show on iTunes Subscribe to the FIR Interviews RSS feed Get the FIR app for your iPhone About our Conversation Partner According to his blog, David Spinks is – in…

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