Howardrheingoldianforrester My interview with Howard Rheingold appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs last night. You can listen to it online. The programme is here and the interview, which lasts about 10 minutes, starts at 26:30. (While listening, do check out the Pods and Blogs blog that’s part of the BBC Blogs Trial I’m currently project managing.)

We talked about the common themes between his books, the differences between mobile phone and social software usage in the UK compared to the US, and participatory media.

Howard appears in photo with Ian Forrester who you’ll find more of at CubicGarden. I’ve posted additional photos in my flickr stream.

Cybersoc by Robin Hamman
With over 13 years of professional experience in the digital and social media industry, and a client portfolio that includes some of the World's most recognisable brands and organisations, I've built a reputation internationally as a leading practitioner in the industry.

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  • By Putting people first / 01 Oct 2006 /

    BBC Radio interview with Howard Rheingold

    Howard Rheingold, author of Smart Mobs, was interviewed by Robin Hamman for BBC Radio 5 Lives Pods and Blogs.
    According to Robin Hamman: We talked about the common themes between his books, the differences between mobile phone and soci…

About Robin Hamman

I've been helping some of the World's most widely recognised brands and organisations devise and implement strategic digital and social media programmes since 1999.

I'm currently the EMEA Digital Network Lead at Fleishman Hillard. I've previously held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Dachis Group Europe, Director of Digital at Edelman, Head of Social Media at Headshift, Acting Editor of the BBC Blogs and Executive Producer at ITV.

In addition to my day job, I help my wife run an online retail business selling wool blankets - if you're feeling chilly, check out

I hold a BA in Education, MA in Sociology, MPhil in Communication Studies and a PgDip in Law. I've also been a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford University Law School and a Visiting Fellow of Journalism at City University, London.

Why In 1995, I tried to register, for the purposes of researching "ordinary users", the username Cybersociologist on AOL. They truncated my name and I stuck with it....

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