Intro: Three new FIR Interviews are up, new FIR Interview coming, FIR Book Reviews on the Gamification Revolution and Attack of the Customer coming, we’re experimenting with Google+ Hangout to record this episode;
Quick News: How Upworthy became the fastest growing website in history, meet Line: the biggest social network you never heard of; Ragan promo;
News That Fits: Discussion about IABC; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on rural India’s enthusiastic adoption of the mobile internet, and news from around Asia; Twitter is evolving: analytics and #FollowMe; the language of social images; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments: feedback from and about Speakpipe, our experimental new audio comment service, and from listeners via Google+ and Facebook; Deskcamping connects businesses with spare desks and freelancers; recording on an iPad with Hokusai, Dan York reports on Google+ enhancements and Facebook hashtags; the Washington Post joins the sponsored content fray;
Shel’s at the IABC conference next week and won’t be live on the show; music from Zac Mac Band; and more.
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for June 17, 2013: A 91-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
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So, until Monday June 24…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)