The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #630: December 19, 2011

Content summary: Dan York is guest co-host in Neville’s absence. A Google+ Hangout panel discussion on Le Web has been posted, as have two book reviews by FIR book review editor Bob LeDrew. Bob also introduces the FIR Book Club. Dan discusses his new job at the Internet Society. News That Fits: Dan talks about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its implications. Shel looks at two big opportunities for communicators and marketers – one on Facebook and one on startup Pinterest, which fits into the category of startups Forrester CEO George Colony thinks don’t have much of a future. Dan reports briefly on new Google+ features including multiple admins for business pages and Facebook’s launch of private messaging for brand pages. Neville contributes a Dan York-like report on Microsoft adding QR code support to their Tag app, why recognizing employees using social media is good for business and whether embedded tweets are the best part of the “new” Twitter. Michael Netzley reports from Asia on communication challenges when Singapore’s public rail system shuts down, along with news from China and Indonesia. Dan discusses the new top-level domains being introduced by ICANN. Shel explores the notion of a no-win scenario for brands when the social space erupts in controversy. Dan wraps up with a look at 16-year-old Sean Quigley’s self-produced music video of the Christmas classic, The Little Drummer Boy. Dan also shares the song Get Over It from Matthew Ebel.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 3, 2011: A 77-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, and Keene, New Hampshire, USA.

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So, until Monday December 26…

(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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