The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #593: April 4, 2011

Content summary: Congratulations to Robert French on the third anniversary of PR Open Mic; FIR Interview with Azeem Azhar, Founder and CEO of PeerIndex, posted; listener comments discussion; Ragan promo; News that Fits: GE, the New York Times, Henry Blodgett and Twitter, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, the rise of the "second internet" and what it means, brands using content curation to bolster thought leadership, Pollstream promo, Dan York reports on the Salesforce.com acquisition of Radian6 and more; music from 7 Days to Perfection; and more

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for April 4, 2011: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday April 11…

(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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