The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #618: September 26, 2011

Content summary: Some immediate changes to format as a result of feedback from the listener survey: topic links as Delicious bookmarks, News That Fits up front and listener comments moved back; Ragan promo; News That Fits: discussion on Facebook changes and implications for communicators including listeners’ opinions; Dan York’s report also on Facebook with a focus on the OpenGraphAPI and control of our data; listener comments and discussion; a teaser of the results from the FIR Listener Survey 2011 and what’s next; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Asian perspectives on Facebook changes and more; PollStream promo; how to comment; music from Karoline Hausted; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for September 26, 2011: A 76-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday October 3…

(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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