The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #732: December 2, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR Interviews posted with Andrew Grill and with Adam Parker, one Interview coming with Sharam Fouladgar; two FIR Book reviews coming soon: Age of Context and ZERO; FIR Podcast Network news: Episode 1 of “AllthingsIC with Rachel Miller” published, and more; announcing the winners of the FIR Contest to win a copy of ‘Age of Context’;

Quick News: GE Designates December 3 as ‘3D Printing Day’, Typhoo Tea’s misguided effort to get back on Sainsbury’s shelves, how to use Twitter’s location prompt to engage your brand’s fans, the state of the Web Audio API; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Get used to “Ok Google”; Dan York’s Tech Report: Zoom H6 digital audio recorder, WordPress 3.8 coming on December 12, the 30th birthday of DNS; PR’s use of media databases has gotten out of hand; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio, email and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+;  why every HR professional (and communicator) should be aware of Glassdoor; Coke’s digital/social leader wants to kill the press release;

Music from Life Has Teeth; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for December 2, 2013: A 77-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday December 9…

(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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