The mutual value of the conversation

The stats helper monkeys have been busy, said WordPress in an overnight email telling me about “Your 2013 in blogging,” a concise analysis of this blog during the year as noted by the stats module in Jetpack, the uber-plugin utility for self-hosted WordPress sites. It’s a concise portrayal of a range of metrics that are useful to know. For instance: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2013. If it…

Introducing "FIR On Technology With Dan York"

The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on technology that will begin on December 31, 2013. Presenter Dan York explains… How can communicators best use new tools such as, say, Google+ Hangouts On Air to tell their stories in new ways or to reach new audiences? Are there tips and tricks they should be aware of? What is new in the latest release of WordPress? Why should someone in PR and marketing care about something like…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #736: December 30, 2013

FIR Podcast Network News: FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo debuted on Dec 26, Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester episode 4 posted on Dec 28, FIR on Technology with Dan York coming this week, more new shows in the works; the next episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report marks the start of our tenth year of FIR; Quick News: Why social media marketers need to follow the weather, everything you need to know about LinkedIn Endorsements, McDonald’s axes…

Be cool with social media logos

Here’s a quick just-before-New-Year quiz – which one of these is the correct Twitter logo? I see them all over the web, especially the text one and the ‘t’ image. None of them is correct. Today, there is only one official Twitter logo: Web designer and branding enthusiast Dustin Stout has a bee in his bonnet about correct and incorrect social media branding and logo usage and makes the obvious case for getting it right: […] When I see someone…

It’s all love and hate with Facebook

The thumbs-down symbol to register dislike of something on Facebook has long been a wish expressed by quite a few people. That wish has come to fruition, sort of – there now is a dislike button but only as an add-on to Facebook Messenger, the social network’s text-chat service. The fact that so many people talk about needing a method with which they can publicly voice their dislike of something in one click or tap illustrates one of the love-hate…

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