The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #580: January 3, 2011

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; this is the sixth anniversary show: a retrospective on show #1 from Jan 3, 2005; first FIR Book Review from Bob LeDrew is up; FIR Interview with Joseph Jaffe posted; listener comments discussion; News That Fits: Pew study on paying for content, Chris Brogan charging for blog ideas attracts criticism but is it wrong?, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Confucius and more, Pollstream promo, Dan York reports on Skype and Quora and more; concluding this show with a thank you to our sponsors, reporters, contributors and listeners; music from Freeky Cleen; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 3, 2011: A 65-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday January 10…

(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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