The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #690: February 11, 2013

FIRIntro: Recording on Sunday Feb 10, Allan Schoenberg interview set for this week, enhancements to FIR Google+ Community page;

Quick News: BBC trials trainee communicators’ programme, journalists taking refuge in the world of branded content, systems of engagement ‘will revolutionise technology’ by 2018 says Forrester, site plagiarizes blog posts then files DMCA takedown notice; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Technorati’s ‘State of Digital Influence 2013’; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore and wishes everyone a prosperous Year of The Snake; trust in and reputation of brands and companies in crisis in the UK amid the #horsemeat scandal; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the G+ FIR Community; the state of measurement by Katie Paine; Dan York reports on snowshoeing after Nemo, and asks are you prepared for disaster recovery?; balancing freedom of speech and individual responsibility in how the law treats what you say online;

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for February 11, 2013: An 88-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday February 18…

(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.