Daniel Martin is a freelance researcher and writer with more than a decade of experience. He is a professional librarian and an experienced tech and information literacy teacher, writer and blogger. After earning a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University at Buffalo, post-graduate studies led to an advanced certificate focusing on the history of data organization and dissemination. He has taught courses in technology and writing at the college level, developed web pages for businesses and higher educational institutions, blogged on technology topics and written numerous how-to guides.
The owner of an internet retail business, beanesindianclothing.com, Daniel has significant hands-on knowledge in online marketing and sales. He grew up alongside the internet as a 'digital native' and is an expert in online safety and digital research based in Boolean logic. As a professional research consultant, Daniel’s clients include market research companies, eDiscovery firms, staffing services and digital security organizations.
He has given numerous lectures on information literacy and social media faux pas, authored articles on search engine techniques and instructed college courses in technology topics. Daniel remains the frequent 'go-to' guy for all family and friends with burning questions, frozen screens and unruly computers.
An expert in information science, Daniel designed and developed web pages when he was still in college. He has created, edited and maintained numerous web sites and pages for organizations and educational institutions. Daniel’s skill in graphic design and infographics has garnered praise from a diverse clientele, including retail franchises, hospitality businesses and insurance companies, to name a few.
Just a few years ago, Daniel owned a simple flip-phone and did not see what all the fuss was about. He has since purchased an iPhone, which he uses on a daily (if not hourly) basis, much to his wife’s chagrin. He has developed expertise with the workings of smartphones and the unique security factors they present to individuals, corporations and cybercriminals. Daniel wouldn’t say he’s addicted to his phone per se; it’s just a substitute until we achieve technological singularity.
Daniel has a thorough understanding of both the power of social networking and its inherent risks. He has prepared and delivered a lecture series for undergraduates and has written articles which focus on the perils of over-sharing online and the potential for reputation damage. Daniel has also used social networking to assist himself and others in searching for jobs, networking and improving their online image.
As a lifelong agnostic, Daniel has spent a lot of time seeking the strange and unusual to discover empirical proof of the unknown. Daniel has studied Norse sagas and Ancient Near Eastern mythology and mysticism in the Old Testament at Oxford University. He served as assistant to the director of the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York, where his work included study of paranormal phenomena. Daniel helped to create a home for the False Memory Syndrome Foundation’s collection, as well created literary guides on Voodoo, the nocebo effect, alien sightings and the Tunguska Event of 1908.
Daniel has had a lifelong love affair with information, growing up as a 'smarty pants' kid who often got in trouble in school for knowing more than his teachers. He earned a master’s degree and advanced certificate in Library and Information Science, which made 'smarty pants' part of his daily wardrobe. A factoid buff since childhood, Daniel is now an expert researcher who has won many trivia contests, including the coveted 'Simon’s Rock Master of Meaningless BullS%&t' title. He is not someone you want to play Jeopardy against, unless you’re a fan of losing.
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Daniel lives in upstate New York with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and some assorted furry creatures.
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