Content summary: The latest state of the blogosphere according to Technorati; new media in the travel business; practicing safe surfing and the global blogathon; the Google internet; BMW gets kicked off Google; Lee Hopkins report; tracking conversations with the Conversational Index and coComments; the Superbowl and the Six Nations Championship; revitalizing the press release; Eric Schwartzman interviews Walt Mossberg; listeners’ comments discussion (Stanford on iTunes; PR gets a bad name; FIR goes viral; those cartoons); the music.
Show notes for February 6, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 76-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and almost live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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In This Edition:
- 00:29 Neville introduces the show; Shel’s not here live today; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes; what’s in today’s show
News and Commentary:
- 03:11 Technorati’s state of the blogosphere – it keeps doubling every five months, now 60 times bigger than it was three years ago; tagging is the big growth area
- 07:17 Shel takes a break during the Superbowl and explains why he’s in Philly all week
- 08:46 What’s going on in new media as it relates to the travel business – quite a lot, says Shel
- 11:26 Tomorrow is the EU’s Safer Internet Day and the start of the global blogathon
- 16:02 Is Google planning a separate internet and is EPIC looking less like fiction? And if you try and game Google, you’ll get kicked off the search engine as BMW found to its cost
- 22:29 Cruisebox shouts out!
- 22:48 From Our Correspondent Down Under: Lee Hopkins – Heidi Miller‘s great podcasting microphone podcast, RocketPost blogging tool, Telstra’s PDF on emerging technologies, and on reading your email out loud; Neville adds some commentary on RocketPost, and on QumanaXP beta
- 31:32 Tracking conversations with the Conversational Index and coComment (plus a "yes, but…" note by Jeremy Pepper)
- 38:36 Shel’s finished watching the Superbowl…
- 39:55 Revitalizing the press release – PR Newswire adds del.icio.us tags to press releases, says Steve Rubel, to create more discoverability for online content; Gary Goldhammer’s rating system for today’s modern press release;
- 49:07 Neville’s response to Shel’s Superbowl comments – what about the Six Nations Championship rugby!
- 50:26 From The Spinfluencer in LA – Eric Schwartzman has an interview with Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, on the importance of online communications
Listeners’ Comments Discussion:
- 61:30 Howard Harawitz points us to Stanford on iTunes, the university’s offerings of university-related podcasts via iTunes
- 63:12 Clarence Jones says no wonder PR gets a bad name with this example of the threats of legal action against Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing
- 65:05 FIR goes viral thanks to David Phillips
- 66:21 Dan Hill on the cartoons about the Prophet Mohammed; Neville adds some comment about freedom and responsibilities of the press
- 70:44 Neville wraps the show; how and where to send your comments; the FIR community on Frappr continues to grow; where to find the show notes
- 73:23 Outro podsafe music via the Podsafe Music Network – El Puente Closing Theme by Larry Sayer
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute – see the home page for info.
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So, until Thursday February 9…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)