Intro: FIR Interview with Dell's Cy Jervis is up, Ekaterina Walter interview is coming in the New Year; FIR Android app is now in the Amazon app store, not the Google Play store; Quick News: New York Times points a way to enhanced digital storytelling, 18 British government departments publish their digital strategies, study shows quality content leads to word-of-mouth marketing, anonymous social network Social Number launches; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Is this the time for the social … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #683: December 24, 2012
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For many people, today is the final working day before Christmas Day on December 25, followed - in the UK, and in much of the Commonwealth - by Boxing Day on the 26th. As they're public holidays, it means in effect that many people take most if not all of next week as holiday. That's what I'm doing, too, focusing on family and close friends and taking time to reflect on the year that's passing as we look forward to the next. Apart from posting the show notes for the the next episode of the … [Read more...] about Christmas wishes 2012
Higher-speed broadband arrived at my house this week when Virgin Media flipped the switch to deliver over 100Mbps download speed via a fibre-optic cable connection, doubling the 50-60Mbps I've been enjoying for the past few years. I knew this was coming as I'd had to upgrade the cable modem last month to Virgin's Media's Superhub - an attractive bit of kit (made by Netgear, incidentally) that incorporates a wireless router - in preparation for the higher speed. Setting it up was a breeze, … [Read more...] about 100Mbps is great but it’s not just about content consumption
Dutch financial services group ING released the results of a survey last month on the impact of social media in The Netherlands in 2012. The depth of information ING has published is comprehensive and paints a fascinating picture of attitudes, opinions and behaviours regarding social media in Dutch society based on a survey among 1,500 consumers, with a major focus on financial news. A handful of metrics from the report: 55% of consumers come across information regarding the financial … [Read more...] about Good example of a social media press release from ING
[Update Dec 21:] Instagram announced a reversal of its plan to implement changes to the terms of service in regard to advertising - an issue at the heart of the current kerfuffle. Details at the end of this post.] To many people - including me - one of the most exciting apps on your smartphone is Instagram, the online photo-sharing and social networking service initially popular on the iPhone and which exploded out into the mainstream during 2012. I discovered Instagram when it released … [Read more...] about Are you going to quit Instagram?