The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #306: December 31, 2007

Content summary: New FIR discussion forum launching; the next FIR episode marks this podcast’s third anniversary; a listener contest coming; FIR live in January on BlogTalk Radio; Lee Hopkins looks forward to 2008; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Microsoft promotes Vista on YouTube with open commenting; are email and mobile phones the real social graph?; Tesla CEO blogs explanations; who’s got what you’re looking for: ask Hoosgot; Colgate in Second Life; senior employees obligated to blog at SonyBMG UK; listeners’ comments discussion; New Year’s Eve: music from Maria Daines; and more.

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Show notes for December 31, 2007

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Posted by neville on 12/31 at 10:58 AM
  1. Neville

    Here’s my description of the Social Graph

    http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2007/11/10/what-is-social-graph-executives/

    Posted by Jeremiah Owyang  on  12/31  at  06:21 PM
  2. Neville hypothesizes that perhaps younger people just communicate without thinking about the tool or the platform. In part, that’s true. Younger folks obviously have their preferences (text messaging, Facebook, less so e-mail), but they’re far less inclined to get hung up on the differences or possible disconnects between the tools. They just do it.

    But there’s more: It’s not the case that older folks (older than, say, 20) are dense or inflexible. People like you both, like me and my colleagues, like many of your listeners, are professional communicators. By *nature*, we get hung up on thinking about these differences, about the procedural, logistical side of communicating. It’s our job. It’s not a bad thing, but that’s where some of the “hang up” with new communication tools comes from. It’s not really a hang-up; it’s thoughtfulness.

    Posted by Mike Keliher  on  01/10  at  02:13 PM

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