The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #20: March 31, 2005
Show notes for March 31, 2005
Content summary: Listeners’ comments: audio comments and a few written ones, too, on VNRs, multimedia search, and new blogs; Elizabeth Albrycht’s advice column; Nielsen-Norman’s top 10 intranets; Microsoft’s newly named stripped-down Windows XP for Europe; new bloggers at GM’s Fastlane blog; Yahoo 360; faux blogs; and monitoring employees’ onliine behavior.
Show notes for March 31, 2005
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 63-minute conversation recorded live from Los Angeles, California, USA, and the UK.
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In this edition:
- 00:29 Shel on what’s in this week’s show; how to give your feedback; show notes
- 02:01 Comments from the last show
- 28:36 Elizabeth Albrycht’s new blog advice column
- 29:53 Nielsen-Norman’s 2005 top 10 intranet listing
- 35:29 Microsoft and the EU settle on a new name for Windows XP in Europe
- 35:29 New executives are blogging to the General Motors Fastlane blog
- 39:50 Yahoo launches Yahoo 360
- 44:34 Faux blogs
- 47:49 Employee monitoring
- 58:07 Comments and show notes reminder
- 58:45 “Jean Jacket Girl” by the Gordon Bennett Band Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show: Intro - Peter West Public Relations, Sony Minidisc, Electrovoice Microphones, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Brian Kilgore, Sebastien Keil’s new blog, Notes4Review.com (Carl Rogat’s e-mail is appended to the end of these show notes), Nexidia‘s NexMiner, Blinkx, Lee Hopkins, British Broadcasting Corporation, Shel’s blog post on use of the word “blogosphere,” the Contra Costa Times, the San Jose Mercury News, MSNBC’s earthquake moblog, MSNBC’s citizen journalism site, Marqui, Stowe Boyd’s post on Marqi and Wordpress, Wordpress. Features - FeedDemon, Elizabeth Albrycht, Elizabeth Albrycht’s blogger advice column, NewComm Blog Magazine, Blogging Planet, New Venture Marketing Blog, Nielsen-Norman Group, NNGroup’s 2005 top 10 intranets, Cisco Systems, Banco Espanol de Credito, Electrolux, NedTrain, Orbis Technology, Gerry McGovern on the Nielsen Norman intranet list, Shel’s post on the Nielsen Norman list, Microsoft’s Windows XP N, European Union, , GM Fastlane Blog, Yahoo 360, David Jackson’s Internet Stock Blog, Danah Boyd’s review of Yahoo 360 in Corante, MSN Spaces, Kevin Dugan’s Corporate PR blog, Steve Rubel’s review of Yahoo 360, Captain Morgan blog, Herring & Waffleman faux blog, Ned Lundquist’s Megalocorp faux blog. Outro - The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, The Gordon Bennett Band, For Immediate Release, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.
So, until Thursday March 31…
Click “More” to read Carl Rogat’s e-mail about multimedia search.
Happy 20th anniversary! Thanks again for providing such consistent, high-quality shows. I don’t think I have missed one.
A comment on your “employee monitoring” rant, with which I totally agree: In the nineties I worked for a large computer services company that posted statistics on employee porn site visits on the company intranet. Anyone with access could see real-time graphical reports that included employees’ Lotus Notes IDs, URLs visited, time of day, and frequencies. I was amazed both at the poor judgment of the employees who would do this at work, and at the boldness of the manager who must have approved the reporting tool. I never heard of any disciplinary action taken. But it did give me a chill that if they monitor this, what else could they be monitoring? Do they trust me? It changed our relationship.Posted by Richard Rowan on 04/05 at 11:55 AM
For a few years I was a partner in a tech group which had one division that dealt with computer networks. We had an outsourcing contract with a very large law firm to run their network. As part of our services we kept proxy server logs of all web browsing. The only time our tech was ever asked to run reports was prior to a salary re-negotiation with a junior associate. What the firm wanted to know was if the jr. associate had been visiting salary comparison web sites or any other ‘career’ advice web sites.Posted by Josh Hallett on 04/06 at 07:35 PM
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