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Heading off soon to Torquay in Devon for the funeral of my cousin Dave Facey, missing in the sea during the storms and whose body was recovered on March 26. First visit to Torquay in many years, but today's not a day for thinking about a nice trip to the seaside.

David was taken in tragic circumstances, and his loss is felt by many people: family, friends and colleagues from the past. RIP, Dave.
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Two highlight topics from this week's FIR 751, just published:

* A journalist’s jaundiced view of the value of PR highlights the good, the bad and the ugly; leading voices of the profession respond.

* Serious reading is on the decline as the brain adapts to scanning: what does this means for communicators?

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FIR 751 is up! In this week's episode:

New FIR Interview with Critical Mass coming, no reports this week from Dan York (get well soon, Dan!) or Michael Netzley;

Quick News: FTC investigates a Pinterest contest, Staples offers 3D printing, journalists mining Whisper, 44% of Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: A journalist's jaundiced view of PR's value highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of PR; serious reading on the decline as the brain adapts to scanning; Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments; Igloo Software promo; last week on the FIR Podcast Network; are social media pundits hypocrites when it comes to engagement?; music from Matt Shenk; and more...
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+Paul Gillin yes, it's a task still to do, Paul. Hope to get that listing up-to-date during the Easter weekend.
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I'm a great believer in powerline networking, run one at my home for the past four years. That used Devolo products, all worked great until a few days ago when the devices just stopped working. The Devolo support site said the model was 'no longer supported.' That was all they would say!

So in looking for a replacement, the Devolo brand was no longer on my preferred-supplier list.

Instead, I installed TP-Link products. Excellent, even better (although that's not a like-for-like opinion), far more powerful and with more bandwidth. Noticeably different in reach and speed especially the wifi connectivity.

I'd recommend this brand and this model if you're looking at powerline networking. And great deals on Amazon.
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I use TP Link powerline adapters, good bits of kit and haven't let me down yet
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Just published - an FIR Interview with +Therese Manus and Stine Jarmund of the Norwegian Communication Association. #komdagen  
FIR co-host +Neville Hobson talks with +Therese Manus and Stine Jarmund of The Norwegian Communication Association about professionalism, education and training, transparency and trust, the future of communication, and more.
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Communicator, blogger and podcaster. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects.

I'm an entrepreneurial communications professional based in the UK, with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. An early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Blogger at Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report.

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