The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #579: December 27, 2010

Updated on December 27, 2010

Content summary: Welcome to the holiday season episode; introducing our book review editor, Bob LeDrew; no report this week from Michael Netzley in Singapore; happy birthday, Allan Jenkins!; listener comments discussion; News That Fits: Dan York reports on snow in New Hampshire plus last week’s Skype outage and Quora, the Skype outage and continuity planning, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, the importance of designing an experience culture, marketers will spend more on social media in 2011 for the wrong reasons says eMarketer, Pollstream promo; next week’s show marks FIR’s sixth anniversary from episode #1; music from WWIII; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for December 27, 2010: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday January 3, 2011…

(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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