The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #726: October 21, 2013

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Quick News: 40% of YouTube traffic now mobile, Twitter’s new DM feature and what it can mean to you (personally and as a communicator), FT employs more journalists than ever before following shift to digital, Dreamhost publishes an annual employee yearbook in print; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Publishers’ war with Flipboard; Dan York reports on Google Media Tools, FIR On Tech, and more; Twitter as an online engagement tool: lessons from the contrasting experiences for British Gas and the Bank of England (and we wonder how Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary will fare this week); the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio (including the first movie review on FIR) and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; sorting out the benefits of using hashtags; consumers will reward you for honesty and transparency says Cohn and Wolfe global study;

Neville and Bryan Person will be at the UK Social Media Communication Awards in London on Oct 24; daylight savings time ends soon; music from Ghosts of Jupiter; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 21, 2013: A 93-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday October 28…

(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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