The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #632: January 2, 2012

Content summary: We start our 7th year of FIR on January 3; FIR Book Review by Bob LeDrew of ‘ROI of Social Media’ posted, more coming; the FIR Book Club launching this month on BlogTalk Radio, first guest author is Christopher Barger; upcoming FIR Interview this week with Eric Schwartzman about AirBNB; News That Fits: FDA’s social-media ‘guidelines’ befuddle Big Pharma; Dan York reports on the decline of text messaging, the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show, and more; Ragan promo; listener comments; three emerging technologies starting to have an impact in communications: augmented reality, content curation, HTML5; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; the world’s businesses are going social say Cap Gemini and MIT; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on a lawsuit between Singapore Press Holdings and Yahoo over copyright, and troubling media narrative around collapsed property prices in China; TemboSocial promo; a lawsuit may determine who owns a Twitter account (and a LinkedIn one); music by The Scarred; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for January 2, 2012: A 74-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday January 9…

(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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