FIR #176: Our 1,000th Episode is Hefty But Good

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz unite for the 1000th episode of “For Immediate Release.” (176 episodes of “For Immediate Release” + 824 episodes of “For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report” = 1,000.) In addition to recollections of times past and comments from listeners from throughout FIR’s 14-plus-year history, Neville and Shel report on these stories:

  • Is it no longer acceptable to call people “users”?
  • Five revelations from Adobe’s survey of digital content consumers
  • Employee use of messaging apps that HR probably doesn’t know about
  • How some big companies are tapping into crowdfunding to assess the viability of new products
  • Siemens’ CEO went off the rails in a Twitter rant
  • MasterCard has launched a sonic logo
  • Dan York’s Tech Report reports on the evolution of podcasting.

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

You can find the stories from which FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog.

About Neville Hobson

Neville HobsonNeville Hobson co-founded the For Immediate Release podcast series with Shel Holtz in 2005. In 2017, he and Shel began co-presenting a monthly edition of The Hobson & Holtz Report. Neville also co-presents the monthly Small Data Forum Podcast that he started with Thomas Stoeckle and Sam Knowles in the summer of 2016, the goal of which is to help listeners make Big Data less intimidating, more actionable and thus more valuable. Neville is Director of Digital Marketing at the Internet Society, a global non-profit working for an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone. He is responsible for the definition, development and implementation of the Internet Society’s digital communications strategy. Follow Neville on Twitter @jangles

Links from this episode

Links from Dan York’s Report