The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #724: October 7, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR Interview with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel published, second episode of FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari posted, another new show for the FIR Podcast Network coming this week: “TV At Work with Ron Shewchuk”, new FIR listener survey in the works and coming soon;

Quick News: US politicians and government agencies turn to Twitter amidst #Shutdown, email still trumps social media for social sharing, what does Twitter’s IPO mean for B2B communicators?, Cotap wants to change the way we communicate at work; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Edelman report expands on brand sharing; Dan York reports with quick reactions to topics in last week’s show; defining who’s a journalist occupying politicians’ attention in the US; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments via audio and in the FIR Community on Google+; the science behind using online communities to change behaviour; no Asia report this week from Michael Netzley; the booming business of social spam is overtaking email spam;

Music from Kara Square and Piero Peluche; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 7, 2013: An 87-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday October 14…

(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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