Friday Wrap #115: Podcast suit settled, tweets from strangers, interns gone wild, PR’s gender gap

Friday Wrap #115
Flickr image courtesy of Michael Coghlan
The Friday Wrap (which is what you’re reading) is a curated rundown of news, reports and posts from the past week that, while they didn’t go viral or attract much attention, are still interesting and useful for communications professionals. I select Wrap items from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow.

News

Vine allows video import—Casual users and superstars alike have not only made do but made some amazing 6-second videos with Vine despite the fact that you could only shoot the videos on your phone. Brands are accustomed to applying more serious production techniques to their… Read More »

Friday Wrap #90: More of your posts in Facebook news feeds, a 15-second cooking show, and more

Friday Wrap #90The Wrap this well will be shorter than usual. My visit to Copenhagen, Denmark—to speak at the annual IntraTeam intranet event—has occupied most of my time, and my flight home is in just a few hours. There were, however, far too many interesting reports to skip it completely! So, here’s your abbreviated wrap-up of news you may have missed. (On the other hand, let me know if you prefer this shorter format.) You’re welcome to follow my link blog, where I collect the items from which I draw material for the Wrap, as well as for my podcast, For Immediate Release.

The bad and the ugly

Digiday argues that Nestle’s handling of the Hot… Read More »

Friday Wrap #87: Pew’s Facebook data, too many apologies, brands and Paper, real-time audio, & more

Wrap PartyThe Friday Wrap is my weekly review of items I caught in my feeds and subscriptions that I found interesting enough to share, but don’t include the big news items you weren’t likely to miss. I select items for the Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. It’s at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.

Above the fold

This hardly looks like a teen exodus

73% of U.S. teens are on Facebook. If that’s a teen problem, I’d be curious to see what success looks like. The AllFacebook has details and tons of other stats released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on Facebook’s 10th anniversary. For instance, 54% of U.S. adults use the… Read More »

The Hobson and Holtz Report - Podcast #730: November 18, 2013

Intro: Another new show is coming to the FIR Podcast Network: Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester; we’re interviewed for Inside PR; Shel interviewed for GaggleAmp’s podcast; listener survey update; upcoming FIR Interview podcasts with Andrew Grill, Global Social Business Partner at IBM, formerly CEO of Kred, on defining social business, and with Sharam Fouladgar, founder of AirPR, on his new PR-focused enterprise;

Quick News: How Twitter’s new Custom Timelines can be used for brands, have you added mobile to your monitoring program?, Google wins legal fight over plan to scan the world’s books, study finds mobile-text charitable… Read More »

My current podcast travel rig

Recording For Immediate Release when I’m on the road isn’t as easy as using Callburner or some other drop-dead-simple software that records two sides of a Skype call. There’s a lot of third-party audio my podcast partner, Neville Hobson, and I include in the show, such as correspondent reports from Dan York and Michael Netzley, recorded listener comments, and contributions from our sponsors, Ragan Communications and CustomScoop. Neville and I both need to hear these as they’re fed into the audio mix, and none of the Skype call recording software handles that.

We’ve addressed the challenge for years with a “mix-minus” setup, which is… Read More »

FIR Interview: Eric Wahlforss, Co-Founder and CTO, SoundCloud

SoundcloudSoundCloud‘s co-founder Eric Wahlforss sees his company as a social network, with its primary competitors Facebook and Twitter, two of the giants of today’s social web.

Its Wikipedia entry describes SoundCloud as an online audio distribution platform that allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings by users. It was founded in 2008 and now has more than 20 million users worldwide, with membership growing by over 1.5 million every month.

In this FIR Interview, co-host Neville Hobson met with Eric Wahlforss during the FT Digital Media Conference 2013 in London on April 26, to talk about audio and business.

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