The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #762: June 30, 2014

FIRIntro: ‘Mobile Mind Shift’ book review actually coming this week;

Quick News: How to look at your website the way Google does, GE expands online content presence with policy hub designed to promote discourse, how to setup Twitter Cards for a WordPress blog, Google drops profile photos and circle count from authorship in search results, Technorati drops blog rank tool; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The truth about Facebook’s organic reach; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: how QR code functionality is helping to boost the economic fortunes of a Japanese village, and more; PR pitching from PR Hacker: spamming on an industrial scale?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; can attention replace the pageview?; Dan York’s Tech Report recorded in Windsor, England; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; drawing the legal line on the right to resell ebooks; diary reminder: Neville speaking on July 7 at House of Commons debate on the ethics of wearable technology;

Music from Assembly of Dust; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 30, 2014: A 93-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday July 7…

(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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