The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #574: November 22, 2010

FIR5years-sm16Content summary: Two FIR Interviews posted: with CC Chapman and Ann Handley, and with Mitch Joel; the next FIR Live will be on Dec 11 with Neil Chapman of BP and Gerald Baron on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and crisis communications; listener comments and discussion; News That Fits: the TSA full-body scans pat-downs and social media, Dan York reports on Facebook Messaging and more, ten investor relations Twitter accounts revisited, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, comScore state of the US internet and implications for mobile, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore; Kristin Brandt of Manic Mommies is guest co-host with Shel next week as Neville away; music from Ballerina Black; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for November 22, 2010: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday November 29…

(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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