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Dan McDermott
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Lives in Bentonville, Va.
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I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
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I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
News show host and newspaper publisher.
  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Bentonville, Va.
Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan


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Google Plus Week  10/9/2015

•  Google has a new plan to speed up the mobile web  and
•  5G wireless data speeds hit 3.6Gbps in first large-scale field test (and there’s more good news)
•  Google Denies Motor Trend’s Claim That Android Auto Collects Key Automotive Data
•  “Keep your memories safe with WhatsApp and Google Drive”

•  With Reactions, Facebook Supercharges The Like Button With 6 Empathetic Emoji
•  Twitter’s Video Ad Strategy Now Looks Like YouTube’s Ad Strategy
•  Do you really own the devices you buy? This patent case may change that forever
•  Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Online Pay-TV Service
•  New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data
•  A brief history of the end of comments
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that would be nice but we havent even had internet service at all due to the hurricane which just breezed by us in Norfolk this week 
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Liza Minnelli takes an Uber (driven by a former Egyptian Olympic handball player) 200 miles to make a show
When rough weather grounded her flight, she hopped into an Uber who drove her the long distance to make her show.
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I just love PR....
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American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy

The deal, which also includes extra financing from the participating bondholders, would enable American Apparel to keep its manufacturing operations in Los Angeles and its 130 stores in the United States open, the company said.
The filing followed a deal that would let the company keep its manufacturing operations in Los Angeles and most of its 130 stores open in the United States.
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There's one less goat in Florida
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The "modern" equivalent of "didn't inhale"?
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Never judge a book(worm) by his cover(tune)
Lujendra "Luju" Ojha led the team that discovered the existence of liquid flowing water on Mars, as announced by NASA this week.
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President Obama scheduled to speak on Oregon shooting at 6:20 pm EDT/3:20 pm PDT
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thanks Dan
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For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?

Whether this massive shift in eating habits has made anyone healthier is an open question among scientists, however. In fact, research published in recent years indicates that the opposite might be true: millions might have been better off had they stuck with whole milk.
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Blocking somebody for having an opinion and backing it up with facts and a sane, non sensational URL... are we sure I'm the nutcase now?  The first step of being wrong is when you can't defend your case or point.
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Google Plus Week  10/5/2015

•  Google ordered to stop anti-competitive Android practices in Russia
•  Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout begins
•  Google Now on Tap might just be the killer feature
•  Google Photos for Android – now with Chromecast support, people labeling, and more
•  Google Photos - new ways to organize and share your photos

•  Google To Let Advertisers Upload And Target Email Lists In AdWords With Customer Match

•  The Expeditions Pioneer Program will be bringing virtual reality field trips to schools around the world during the 2015/2016 school year
•  Google Is Winning the Tech Race in America’s Classrooms. And Apple Is Losing It.
•  Google teaching self-driving cars to drive like humans
•  Nest Releases Weave Connected Home Protocol, But It's Different Than Google Weave

•  “I Used The Pixel C, And It Seems Like A Pretty Bad Idea”

•  Amazon won’t sell Apple TV, Chromecast, Nexus Player
•  Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages
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Hello Dan, can I join the hangout next time?
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Google Plus Week is postponed until MONDAY night. Here's an old show with McGruff the Crime Dog!
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I miss the interviews, Good show.
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President Obama about to do a Q&A following a personnel announcement in the State Dining Room
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That's what I was wondering. I actually watched the video to figure that out. At the beginning, he announced a couple people that were leaving, and didn't seem to make any personal statements (I skipped around a little), so I suppose it really is "personnel".
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Headline of the day...  "Elon Musk elaborates on his proposal to nuke Mars"
A few weeks ago, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was likened to a James Bond villain after he announced his idea to nuke Mars on The Late Show with Steven Colbert. He said it was the most rapid way to induce...
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