The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #610: August 1, 2011

Content summary: Vote for FIR on Podcast Alley; FIR Speakers & Speeches and FIR Live podcasts posted; the results of Shel’s Google+ poll; listener comments discussion; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Curated social media comes of age during Oslo attacks, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on social media and the China train crash and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, six ways Twitter can make you a better writer, social media "incidents" cost companies, Pollstream promo, Dan York reports on upgrading WordPress and more; music from PolaroidKiss; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 1, 2011: A 71-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday August 8…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)