The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #636: January 30, 2012

Content summary: Inaugural FIR Book Club took place on January 27; GaggleAmp webinar January 31; new podcast alert: Jay Baer “Social Pros,” featuring “social media practitioners, people doing the real work for companies,” features an interview, social media stat of the week and “Work it Out” – first episode due on February 2; News That Fits: blogging declines in business as newer tools rule; Ragan promo; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the year of the dragon on the Chinese calendar begins with investor activism in Japan around the Olympus scandal, and a debate about credentialing and badges in higher education; Google+ Brand page no longer optional; listener comments; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports on Rizzoma Wave, Apple iBooks Author, SOPA/PIPA/ACTA, etc: the underlying war; Europe signs up for ACTA; TemboSocial promo; Facebook may not be optional, either; music from Dance Hall Pimps; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for January 30, 2012: A 73-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday February 6…

(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.