FIR 181: Some decisions to consider about social media

With this episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, FIR 181, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz embark on a renewed journey every month with conversation at the intersection of business, communication and technology, just as when they first started out in January 2005.

In this episode for March 2019, H&H discuss these stories:

  • Print is still a viable communication tool; Raspberry Pi is distributing multiple print magazines
  • Pandora is the first streaming service to introduce a sonic logo
  • In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in New Zealand, we find ourselves at a fork in the social media road
  • The nature of a news story determines the trajectory of its lifespan
  • Gartner expects AI to assume 80% of all project management tasks by 2030
  • Companies are now mining your voice to learn more about you for purposes both noble and nefarious
  • Facebook just won’t change even though the Cambridge Analytica scandal should have been a catalyst
  • Companies need to take social and political stands but it needs to be done strategically, according to new reports
  • Dan York’s Tech Report covers designing for teenagers, Apple’s March 25 event, Firefox for iPad, email as the future of social networks, and the final week of Google+

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

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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.