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Henk van Ess
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Research Specialist | New Media Trainer | Internet consultant | Author | Data driven stories | Search Insider | Serious Social Media | Medialab | OSINT
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Dutch-born Henk van Ess (NL +31 337508747 ) is, according to The Economist, New York Times and CNBC, “a technology expert” specialised in new media. He is deeply involved in the worldwide training of information specialists and multimedia & web editors. Van Ess is co-founder of the European Centre for Computer Assisted Research and is a regular speaker on social media & 'digital diggingʼ at international conferences. His latest books are "Handboek Datajournalism" (Boom, 2012) and Google Code (Pearson, 2011 - Dutch, German and French edition). 

Van Ess is one of the founders of "Inside Search" - a magazine about search and works for "VVOJ Medialab", "how to's" about new media. He chairs the VVOJ (Dutch–Flemish organisation for investigative journalists). In 2013, he is a guest teacher at universities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Belgium and does in company training for De Persgroep (NL/B), Axel Springer Akademie (D) and VG (N). For PBS and IJIC (Center for Public Integrity) he writes about internet research, see http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/03/fact-checking-social-media-the-case-of-the-pope-and-the-dictator087

Henk has a long track record of implementing internet projects for boards, management and employees. He has trained over 7000 professionals in the practical and critical use of the web, multimedia, social media, cross media and internet research. He has run workshops for the media in Europe, the US and Canada (e.g. Spiegel, Die Zeit, AD, ABC, ARD, CBC, FD, HDC, NOS, NDP, NRC, NVB, Persgroep, RNW, Zembla, VRT, NCRV, KRO, AVRO, Stern, FD, VN, Volkskrant, ZDF) and does in company training and events for companies.

Van Ess is member of several think tanks for new internet concepts like video search, crowd sourcing and designing for tablets. As a hobby, he publishes websites about internet research. One of them was quoted on the official Google Blog under ʻWhat Weʼre Readingʼ.

Specialties: internet research, information management, datajournalism, social media validation, multimedia for web editors, internet consultancy, media labs, crowd sourcing, hosting tech events
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US: 4281 Express Lane Suite L6825 Sarasota, Florida 34238 NL: Stadsring 181 3817 BA Amersfoort, (UT) The Netherlands
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USA 495 Grand Boulevard, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Phone: 850-269-7210 Office Hours 8:30a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Research Specialist | New Media Trainer | Internet consultant | Author | Data driven stories | Search Insider | Serious Social Media | Medialab | OSINT
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I think this will give some great new insights in Google Maps
Google Maps isn’t what it seems to be. If you are lucky, it’s a great resource to learn more about people than you ever thought was possible. Here’s how you do it. Warning: you WILL get some erratic results.BY HENK VAN ESS1. Search for first name, last name (old)     This is an old one (depending your country, this is possible since 1–4 years), but unknown to most people.How it works:Type in a name of a living person and Google Maps will try to m...
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Online research is often a challenge for traditional investigative reporters. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete or all of the above.Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground full of unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. Who Let’s do a background profile with Google on Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell.Find facts and opinions...
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I was in tears. Original, about paella pans that were lost in sea, is not that funny. This clever montage is.

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Twitter lists are my favorite way to filter information. A private Twitter list lets you follow anyone without them knowing you follow them, which basically undermines the whole idea of social media, but has its uses if you are a checking out a company, for instance, and don’t want to follow vis...
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I'm a busy bee lately. Here is a new article I wrote for US public service (PBS)
Online research is often a challenge. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above. Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not.
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Get the best results in Google by discovering patterns in texts
Get the best results in Google by discovering patterns in texts
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In my quest for the ultimate audio gear (for travel), I finally found the perfect combination.

1. Vorzamp Pure II Plus
http://www.headfonia.com/vorzuge-pure-ii-plus-ginger … - came out today

It feels like having a big amplifier in a small box. Any headphone will sound better with this

2.@ponomusic
Some tech reviewers hated the Pono Player it. I love the audio output.

3. Sennheiser HD 800

Got this handmade cans for a very low price (auction).
Together, you have a sound system that is amazing.
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That all costs a pretty penny stuck together #ultimateaudiophile #firstworldproblems my HTC one has great sound paired with my vmoda's
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Please tune in on 15.275 kHz, you can hear #DeutscheWelle even in your home! #merkel #hollande 
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