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John Boitnott

John Boitnott

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Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor

About John Boitnott

John Boitnott is a longtime digital media consultant and journalist living in San Francisco. He's written for Venturebeat, USA Today and FastCompany.

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Email

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Creativity

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SEO

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