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Great day at Sutton United but yet another defeat this time to Hayes and Yeading.  Losing one nil.  Though next season should be interesting when we hopefully have a 3G pitch.  A third generation plastic pitch surface.  
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Twitter.  Editing a tweet.  Here on Google Plus I like the ability to go back in and edit a post.  Usually because I have been sloppy writing the post.  Kim Kardsahian has asked for an edit button.  If Twitter do launch one then it should be rolled out to everyone not just the famous.  I believe it would work if the edit button allowed users to click on the Tweet and see the change history in the same way as a wiki.  What do you think?
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The India Club in London. This was a great discovery. Situated on the grandly titled Strand Continental Hotel that has seen better days. However inside is the India Club said to be London's first Indian restaurant. The decor has not changed since 1946 and that is part of its charm. The restaurant is sparse with some nice touches in particular the lighting. The food was nice but the choices are basic. Well worth seeking out and great value for money in central London dominated by chain restaurants.
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Yeah the welcome sign is consistent with the ambience of the place 😀 if have not been its well worth seeking out. P.S. Shared the pics from the Google photo app does not render well on Google Plus
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This is the only part of 1864 in English. A discussion between Queen Victoria and Lord Palmerston. Denmark was relying on British support against the Prussians.  However this was not forthcoming but Queen Victoria did recommend to Palmerston that we should "send our sympathies" 
Sieh dir das Video "Queen Victoria and Lord Palmerston are discussing Denmark" an, das findmenot007 auf Dailymotion hochgeladen hat.
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Great night at Sutton United with Alan Pardew officially opening the 3G pitch.  Comedian Tim Vine also came down to celebrate.  Sutton got beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace but all said it was a great occasion.
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The 3G pitched recently installed at Sutton Utd's ground looked fantastic today. Sutton played Bristol Rovers who beat them 2-1. Great to see supporters from German Club +Altona 93 at the ground. Next game for Sutton Utd is Tuesday against a +Crystal Palace FC eleven. Loving pre-season. 
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Interest based social network Looking to the future of Google Plus this passage in the blog sets the direction  _“At the same time, we’ll also move some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience out of Google+."_  those interest are collections and community with a stream.  One half or me tolerates a slimmed down Plus that is more focussed. However soon their will be no more meat on the Google Plus bone to trim.  Interesting times.  
 
We're excited to keep making Google+ an even better place for people to engage around their shared interests, with the content and people who inspire them.  At the same time, we'll be making some changes across Google so people who don't use Google+ don't need a public profile to use other Google products.  You can read more on the Google Blog here: http://goo.gl/08a5cF
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In desperation General De Meza went to Monrad the President of the Council of Ministers "I implore you. Stop this lunacy, before it is too late.

Monrad responded "General de Meza, you are nervous - - afraid of cold air and bacteria. It is no wonder that you are also afraid of the Prussian army. The Danish army does not need creative leaders. Denmark needs a general who understands Danes' wishes.
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Retro Gaming.  I have done it.  Just ordered a ZX Spectrum Vega which comes with a 1000 games already loaded.  The story behind the Vega is heart warming.  It all began with crowd funding that has now lead to production at +SMS Electronics in Nottingham.  Not only is this relaunch supporting manufacturing jobs it is also raising money for +Great Ormond Street Hospital  
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Absolutely Shane. Every console sold will have a portion of the cash donated to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Absolutely amazing 💜💜💜
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Lovely set of pictures showing the different ways people relax and unwind after work.
We asked workers from the public and voluntary sectors to show us how they unwind after work, as part of our project on wellbeing, #ClockOff
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This was a stunt to promote Channel 4 Humans series. They set up a shop with synths.  Humans is on Channel 4 now. This really is an excellent series.  Of course it takes much from Blade Runner with its replicants but that film has influenced so much great stuff in science fiction.  
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Education
  • Aberystwyth University
    International Politics, 1994 - 1997
  • Birkbeck, University of London
    Masters European Politics, 2004 - 2006
  • University of North London
    Post Graduate Research, 2007 - 2008
  • Coleg Harlech
    Diploma European Studies, 1993 - 1994
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Online Communications, 2010 - 2012
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Introduction
Interested in technology and social media.   Circles you might want to add me to;  technology, social media, cinema, photography, diplomacy or books.

Tend not to be ideological about social media. I like Google Plus but can be just as comfortable on Twitter follow me on @shane_dillon   

Have always liked films.  For a flavour of what I like here are my top ten films"

Manhattan (Woody Allen)
Stalker (Tarkovsky)
Ran (Kurasawa)
December Bride (Thaddeuss O'Sullivan)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies)
Devils (Ken Russell)
La Maman et Putain (Jean Eustache)
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
The Silence (Ingmar Bergman)
Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)

What is life without books or in this day and age ebooks.  Here is what I am reading at the moment: Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)   Slaughter House Five (Kurt Vonneught)  We Own The Future (Larnier)  

Like sports mainly football. I am a fan of +Manchester United

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Awarded a Silver Star by Ewan McGregor in recognition of my five years as a volunteer at Medcinema, St Thomas hospital, London.
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UK Government Digital Editor
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Certified Hootsuite Professional, Crisis Management and online communications.
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  • UK Government
    Digital Editor, present
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Aberystwyth - Manchester - Dublin
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1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe - Tom Buk-Swienty - Go...
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books.google.co.uk - The Battle of Dybbøl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over c

VIDEO: Choose Ireland
www.rte.ie

Irvine Welsh helps us look forward to Ireland v Scotland

Humanitarian intervention or imperialism?
www.aljazeera.com

Mehdi Hasan challenges former French FM Bernard Kouchner on whether interventions are a facade for Western imperialism.

How to Drive Traffic and Leads with Microcontent
buzzsumo.com

Learn how to use microcontent in your next marketing campaign to increase leads and drive traffic to landing pages.

A journalist’s job is not to be a fan
www.irishtimes.com

The idea of an audience of journalists and analysts giving a standing ovation at a product launch is, frankly, alarming. The job of a journa

Scottish Referendum – Google Politics & Elections
www.google.com

Follow the debate. Catch the latest Google+ Hangouts and YouTube videos. Poverty, Resources and Egg Throwing in an Independent Scotland - #I

Life after Facebook
www.aljazeera.com

What would an alternative to Facebook look like? Where would it come from?

The Americans
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The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ro

Teenage Cancer Trust
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A charity devoted to improving the lives of young people with cancer.

When Saturday Comes
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The Half Decent Football Magazine

Movenote
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Presentation with emotions

Telegram
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Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. With Telegram, you can create group chats w

Herman Van Rompuy
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President of the European Council

Team GB
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Team GB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association who will be competing at London 2012 Olympic Games

The mains reasons for disliking my stay at Pebbles Reach. First, asked to pay up front and second it turned out breakfast was not included. Paying up front and not on departure suggests distrust and not having breakfast included was a let down for somewhere that describes itself as a bed and breakfast. They said it would have been sixty rather than fifty had breakfast been included. The room was small but in fairness it was cosy and had all what you would need crammed into it. Overall staying here felt like staying in a shared house of a mate. Looked like a family was staying at the premises and they were renting out a few rooms. We wanted to be near the seaside and Pebbles does have a good location but we got a room not with a sea view but instead a view of the grimy back streets of Herne Bay. A for sale sign greets you on arrival that should have been a warning.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Decent old skool pub on the up and coming Union Street. Decent choice of ale, good pub food in particular the ale pie which is tasty and good sized. The pub has sports covered with matches from Sky. Plenty to televisions but thankfully it does not have one massive all dominating screen that can overwhelm some pubs. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Old school Indian restaurant that is popular with locals. The interior is comfortable if uninspiring and it reminded me of similar restaurants in either Manchester and Birmingham. Service is average, when I asked for a Mango Lassai from the menu the waiter told me they did not have any. No Lassai This was a first for an Indian restaurant. Though the menu covers many of the usual Indian dishes with coconut rice being rather nice. I had a Tropical Balti not as exotic as it sounds. It contains a mix of beef, chicken and prawns. Quite nice but nothing special. As the meal went on people came and went with take away's, phone was ring for home delivery and the noise from the kitchen could be heard clearly. On the kitchen, a recent inspection by the council hygiene inspectors only gave this place a one (highest is five) you might worry. However I did not and the bill came to £35 pound for two with drinks.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not a bad pub if want something of the beaten track from the area around Victoria. The night I visited it was really packed but the bar staff served as quickly considering the crowd. Thinking about it the best feature of this pub is the long, narrow beer garden. Well hardly garden as its mostly stone maybe back yard would be better to describe it. Recommended on a hot day for the backyard. Ale is pretty good as well.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Reasonably average pub but if you go on Saturday night then weather permitting it is better to sit out in the beer garden. This is the best feature the pub has. Once inside if its a Saturday night it will be chock full with people, barely enough room to move and getting a pint will be labour of love.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Little tricky to find but once you discover its charms you will feel relaxed. Cosy and modern venue with a cafe and nice seating. The programme is eclectic and as Time Out reckon 'its a place for rising talent' .
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A quality Irish Pub, you know its not a fake Irish pub because of the service. The bar has got plenty of staff and the service is excellent. Plenty of TV screens with GAA and soccer on most of the time. Even horse racing is catered for. Best thing of all about this pub is the Sunday carvery which is the most generous in terms of portion in London. Great value for money.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago