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Forward-thinking folk make sure they’ve considered all the options for what happens to their bodies when they’ve kicked the bucket. Some people opt for a traditional interment in a local cemetery, others prefer to have themselves cremated, with the ashes scattered at a favourite spot or in a garden of remembrance. But what if you want... Continue Reading
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Google's new Chromebook Pixel may look identical to the first generation, but a pair of USB-C connectors and a Broadwell processor inside take the Pixel into the modern era. Still, what do you do with it?
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Apple's highly anticipated smart watch range was finally unveiled last night, with prices ranging from $349 (£299) to...
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The world’s largest social network is trying to help users better understand what is allowed on the service, and is also issuing a report on government requests to take down content.
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Another one of my ultra-short short stories on fiftywordstories.com
Bill answered his phone; his brother Ben's frantic whisper burst through. "Someone’s in the house! I hear them, Bill! I'm in the attic – this battery's almost dead! Qui-click!" Bill regarded the ph...
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Since the launch of the iPod, Apple's either dominated or come close to dominating every industry that it has entered. The only market where the company
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  • SpecialNoise
    Head Honcho, 2014 - present
  • Experian
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • GeorgeHopkin.com
    Freelance, 2012 - 2012
  • Motivate Publishing
    Head of Digital Development, 2010 - 2012
  • Johnston Press
    SEO Evangelist, 2007 - 2010
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Nottingham, UK - Dubai, UAE - Los Angeles, US - Bristol, UK - Limoges, France
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I’m a digital content professional with more than 20 years experience working on newspapers, magazines, TV/video and new media.

I’ve also created a number of highly successful media-related websites and online communities.

As of January 2014 I am founder and Head Honcho of SpecialNoise, a digital search, social and content marketing company.

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  • Stradbroke College (Sheffield)
    Journalism, 1991 - 1991
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