The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #637: February 6, 2012

Content summary: Donna Papacosta promos Tweeps in Profile featuring Shel as ‘Mr February’; new FIR Book Review by Kris Gallagher of Intern Nation; FIR Book Club #1 recording posted; News That Fits: the Komen Kerfuffle; Ragan promo; Dan York adds his perspectives on the Komen Kerfuffle; with gov.uk, the British government redefines the online government platform; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Room on Friendfeed; Reuters launches Social Pulse; TemboSocial promo; no report from Michael Netzley in Singapore this week; Costa Concordia and the public relations disaster for cruise; music by Bulldogs; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for February 6, 2012: A 73-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday February 13…

(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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