The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #16: March 17, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments: on PR ethics, slowing down podcasts, learning the ins and outs, listening to a ground-breaking first podcast, music and intersection with the past; and lowering the barriers to entry; folksonomies and categorizing your information; new communication channels too early for Europeans; iPodder new release and FeedDemon’s podcasting.

Show notes for March 17, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 27MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need software such as the FeedDemon RSS aggregator, or the free ipodder or DopplerRadio).

In this week’s show:


  • 00:29 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; Steve Rubel interview; how to give your feedback; Comment Line at +1 206 984 0931; show notes
  • 03:02 Comments from the last show


  • 13:04, Adam’s Curry’s latest venture – making it easy for anyone to podcast; How the barriers for entry into using new-media communication channels are coming down
  • 27:18 Folksonomies – user-defined tags: what they are and why communicators need to pay attention to them; and how to use it
  • 36.32 New Communications Forum Paris conference postponed – too early for new communication technologies in Europe? Is the business community in Europe not receptive? Listeners: what do you think?
  • 44:14 Quick Takes – iPodder 2.0 released; screencast on how to configure FeedDemon for podcasts; new devices about to arrive


  • 50:57 How to give your feedback; show notes; about the music and the band; outro music

Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Intro – Steve Rubel, SkypeOut, Skype, Philip Young, University of Sunderland, Gary Goldhammer, Stuart Roebuck, Michael Klusek, Hans Kullin, iPod, iriver, Dan York, Oscar Trim, Allan Jenkins, Back to The Future, Doc Emmett Brown,, TK Outline.

Topics – Podcasting,, Adam Curry, Daily Source Code, Jeff Hallett, ProfNet, Ron Bloom, Cameron Reilly, Mick Stanic, The Podcast Network, FeedBurner, General Motors, Christopher Carfi, Michael Wiley interview, RSS, Firefox, Internet Explorer 7, Dawn & Drew Show, folksonomies, Flickr,, John Udell, screencast, eWeek, O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Wikipedia, Technorati tags, TypePad, Blogger, New Communications Forum 2005, Elizabeth Albrycht, Guillaume du Gardier, Internet 2.0, Blognomics, Constantin Basturea, PR blogs directory, The New PR Wiki, iPodder, DopplerRadio, FeedDemon, Nick Bradbury, Marketing Loop, Mixcast Live, Camtasia, Vlog It!, ANT, Eric Rice, CeBIT, SXSW.

Outro – Derek Trucks Band, For Immediate Release, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at, or call the Comment Line at +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday March 21…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)