For Immediate Release 118: Longer tweets, creepy tweets, and tweetstorms


Shel Holtz and I recorded the December edition of the monthly Hobson & Holtz Report podcast. It is the final FIR episode of 2017: FIR will return on January 8, 2018, in an all-new format. Listen to this episode for details!

This month’s topics:

  • A group of UK newspapers using robots to help write stories
  • Research that found higher engagement for tweets that took advantage of the new 280 character count
  • Storify, a great curation tool aimed at journalists, is shutting down
  • GoFundMe is changing the shape of disaster relief
  • The FCC’s comment server was flooded with fake comments
  • Netflix sent out a tweet that many found creepy (but was it really?)
  • Dan York reports on Twitter’s new tweetstorm tool, the new ability to follow hashtags on Instagram, and Facebook opening its AR studio to more people

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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.