The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #626: November 21, 2011

Content summary: On this day in 1980; good result for Tony Loftis (FIR Interview last week): his missing daughter Allie found safe; two FIR Interviews coming: Peter Espersen of Lego and Sprinklr Founder/CEO Ragy Thomas; Speakers & Speeches from the Dell B2B Huddle at Google coming soon (if you have time and audio-editing skills, we’d love some volunteer help); GaggleAmp update; News That Fits: Have your say in redefining public relations in the age of social media, an initiative from PRSA, IABC, AMEC, IPR, and others; Dan York reports on no Flash in the Ice Cream Sandwich, Facebook ‘over-sharing’, and more; Ragan promo; YouTube and corporate apologies; listener comments; is a Twitter follower worth $2.50?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on North Korea’s 3G mobile network, and dominant social networks in China; one disgruntled employee’s campaign to save Thanksgiving; TemboSocial promo; music from Leftover Salmon; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 21, 2011: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday November 28…

(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.

  1. Chris Norton

    I just wanted to say that this podcast was really interesting this week – You and Shel are really doing a great job. I thought the news from Dan was interesting and some of the points you discussed on sharing and the Facebook ticker really made me think. I am not a fan of the autosharing thing at all as I see it as noise that I am not interested in but your point about they (Facebook) are changing the way we share was a very valid one.

    The Guardian App in Facebook seems to share everything people are reading but that doesn’t necesarily mean the article is brilliant. I think its an interesting one to watch but personally I prefer to see things people have shared rather than something that has been shared automatically.

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