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Dan Thornton
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Why even a geek like me is worried about technology being the basis for everything now - http://danthornton.net/2015/02/technology-underpins-and-connects-everything/
Technology now underpins and connects everything. Geeky as I am, I can't help wondering why all our problems aren't solved now then?
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Why you shouldn't only upload your videos to Youtube - another post by me  for +Yell Business  https://business.yell.com/knowledge/best-sites-sharing-videos-beyond-youtube/
Get the most from your marketing budget with the best sites for sharing videos besides YouTube. Get a bigger audience without a lot of extra work
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Yahoo / Flickr actively turning me away with broken security measure... http://danthornton.net/2015/02/couldnt-use-flickr-even-wanted/
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Improving my computer habits... Even now, there's so much I could be doing better and more efficiently... http://danthornton.net/2015/02/improving-computer-habits/
It's never to late to make improvements, even after decades of using computers
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Yes please :)
 
The production version of Alfa Romeo's highly anticipated 4C Spider was introduced last month at the North American International Auto Show. The good news that the car is just as good looking as the 4C Coupe.
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Okay DT, when's yer b'day ?
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Might be time to upgrade to an Xbox One for Forza 6 and Project Cars :)
 
Big news as Forza Motorsport 6 has been officially announced at the North American International Auto Show: http://www.onlineracedriver.com/2015/01/13/forza-motorsport-6-announced-detroit-auto-show/
Big news, as Forza Motorsport 6 announced at Detroit Auto Show. Turn 10 revealed the2017 Ford GT as the cover star and more performance Fords to be included
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Get the new PC, all of my friends have consoles and i need a playmate ;+}
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A fair few people I know might be smug about my ongoing envy of designers and developers http://danthornton.net/2015/02/why-i-envy-designers-and-developers/
As much as I love writing and have built a career on it, there are times when I would give anything to be a developer or designer
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Spend hours at Christmas setting up an age-appropriate Xbox Live account, and still you get the marketing for 18-rated games http://danthornton.net/2015/02/xbox-marketing-fail/
Having thought I'd successfully set up an age-restricted Xbox Live profile, why is Xbox marketing 18-rated games to it?
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Some inspiration to keep on going in your 30s and 40s...http://danthornton.net/2015/02/inspiration-mid-30s-late-bloomers/
Recently re-discovered blog posts by some inspiration people to remind us all to keep improving, working and getting luckier in our 30s and 40s
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Could social network filtering lead to a consumer 'comeback' for RSS? http://danthornton.net/2015/01/rss-poised-comeback/
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Privacy-protecting, RFID-blocking jeans are a thing now? http://danthornton.net/2015/01/privacy-protection-denim-jeans/
Do you need to buy the first denim jeans with RFID-blocking pockets to prevent identity theft and credit card fraud when you're out and about?
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+Gary McKinnon I've been following wearables for a while - and the idea of a faraday cage wallet is relatively common, so it was always going to transfer to clothing. Just surprised it's relatively mainstream so soon.

I'd imagine a jacket would work better, due to more space and less wear and tear... And any loose cards in your back pocket are more in danger of being snapped in half when you sit down :)
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Founder: The WayoftheWeb Marketing Consultancy. Also founded HotModMedia.com - my spare time media empire
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  • TheWayoftheWeb Digital Content and Marketing
    Founder, 2010 - present
    Founder and Managing Director of TheWayoftheWeb Ltd, which is a digital marketing and growth hacking agency based in East Anglia. We provide a range of services across Digital Marketing, including Content Marketing, SEO and Social Media, and in addition, can also provide development and design.
  • HotModMedia.com
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Jodanma
    Co-Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Absolute Radio
    Digital Marketing Manager, 7
  • Bauer Media
  • Emap
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Digital Content and Marketing Consultant ( TheWayoftheWeb.net), Founded hotmodmedia.com and #DPiP geek meetups
Introduction
Runs Digital Content and Marketing Consultancy TheWayoftheWeb, and a niche publishing project at Hot Mod Media, including

With over 10 years experience in journalism and marketing, TheWayoftheWeb can consult and create digital and mobile content and marketing strategies, manage search engine optimisation (natural and paid), social media, and editorial, and create bespoke content for your site and social media campaigns.

Jodanma combines experienced developers and designers with detailed knowledge of what is required for an effective digital presence for businesses, whether you're looking to sell products, services, or monetise your content. By partnering with TheWayoftheWeb, we can build exactly what you need to increase your revenues and ensure it does the job when it comes to marketing and converting visitors to new business.

Finally OnlineRaceDriver, FPSPrestige and other website projects allow me to demonstrate how to build successful web properties and experiment with new and innovative ideas which can then be used on client websites, apps and projects.

Dan Thornton background:

I spent 7 years as a journalist and web producer on Motorcycle News (www.motorcyclenews.com) contributing to both print and digital publications, and with a focus on the online proposition. My responsibilities included managing the digital team, ensuring a content plan was fulfilled, managing the community aspects of the site and creating and maintaining a large products database.

I then became Community Marketing Manager across Bauer Media's portfolio (FHM, Heat, Empire, Zoo, etc), looking at both the onsite community functionality and engagement, and how to best interact with external communities.

Most recently I was the first Digital Marketing Manager at Absolute Radio, responsible for digital strategy, social media marketing, paid and natural search, and mobile.

I'm a huge advocate for new technology, particularly around microblogging and microsharing - you can generally find me on new startups and existing social networks as 'badgergravling'. I'm also hugely interested in future trending, and finding ways to best use new technology and applications from a business perspective.
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Around 1.5 million mobile app downloads whilst at Absolute Radio, Introduced Heat, Empire, MCN etc to social media at Bauer. Currently reach over 20,000 readers every month on my own sites
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Kent, UK
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Good food, pretty good service (Always picked up my takeaway order), and not too pricey.
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Great selection of Thai food and mixture of decent local beers. Relaxed during the day and a bit more hectic during the evening, you can't go wrong with the selection of Oakham Ales available.
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