The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #109: February 6, 2006

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

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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:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


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So, until Thursday February 9…

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