The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #633: January 9, 2012

Content summary: New FIR Book Review (The Like Economy) and FIR Video Interview via Google+ Hangout (Eric Schwartzman) are up; interviews with John Clemons, Bob Fine coming; inaugural FIR Book Club conversation with guest author Christopher Barger set for January 27; discount for FIR listeners signing up for Social Media Monitoring Training in London with Marshall Sponder on January 26; announcing free FIR/GaggleAmp webinar on January 31; News That Fits: PR effort to find a solution for Wikipedia restrictions and the CREWE initiative; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the shark’s fin soup controversy heading into Chinese new year, and more; Ragan promo; London Olympics 2012 organizers clamp down on social media; listener comments; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; long-term benefits to short-term social media campaigns; Dan York reports on augmented reality, the Consumer Electronics Show, and more; TemboSocial promo; is HR behind the curve on virtual work?; music from John Kadlecik; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for January 9, 2012: A 70-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday January 16…

(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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