This is the final FIR episode of 2017. FIR will return on January 8 in an all-new format. Listen to this episode for details!
Neville Hobson joined Shel Holtz for the monthly installment of “The Hobson & Holtz Report” to discuss…
- A group of UK newspapers using robots to help write stories
- Research that found higher engagement for tweets that took advantage of the new 280 character count
- Storify, a great curation tool aimed at journalists, is shutting down
- GoFundMe is changing the shape of disaster relief
- The FCC’s comment server was flooded with fake comments
- Netflix sent out a tweet that many found creepy (but was it really?)
- Dan York reports on Twitter’s new tweetstorm tool, the new ability to follow hashtags on Instagram, and Facebook opening its AR studio to more people
Connect with Neville on Twitter at @jangles.
Be sure to listen to Neville’s Small Data Forum podcast.
Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
About Neville Hobson:
Neville Hobson was co-host of The Hobson & Holtz Report for over 10 years. For over 15 years, Neville has been a voice of experience and influence when it comes to speaking about digital technologies, disruptive change in workplaces and marketplaces, relevant trends to pay close attention to, and what it all means for your business. His experiences embrace deep understanding and subject-matter expertise in contemporary business issues that include social, digital and cognitive technologies, connecting that with a career in traditional public relations, marketing communication, employee compensation and benefits communication, and investor relations. Based in the Thames Valley some 30 miles west of London, Neville works either from his home office or from a client’s location; or from wherever he has a good network connection.
Links from this episode:
- UK newspapers start publishing first joint human and robot articles
- Minor League Baseball reports by the Associated Press are written by machines
- We actually like 280-character tweets, it turns out
- Storify’s standalone service is shutting down next year
- Storify, once a hot tool among journalists looking to tell stories using social media posts, is shutting down
- How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief
- Millions of People Post Comments on Federal Regulations. Many Are Fake.
- Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions
Links from Dan York’s Tech Report