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We love the Internet here at MakeUseOf, and are forever scouring it for the best of the Web. Find our picks for the best websites, tips and tricks, and popular trends across the WWW.

The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

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The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

What would you say to 1 million people? That is the intriguing question behind The Listserve, which can be accurately described as a giant listserv, a social game, a lottery of words, and a cross between PostSecret and Chatroulette. The Listserve offers an intriguing glimpse into strangers’ lives. All through the decades-old power of email.

Dave Parrack May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good
Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]

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Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]

Remember Google, the search provider? With all that’s been going on other fronts, it’s sometimes possible to forget what lies at the source of this huge company. Apparently, Google hasn’t forgotten, and after quite a few social-related and mobile-related launches, it is now rolling out a brand new way to perform Google searches – the Knowledge Graph.

Yaara Lancet May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]
How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]

Soon after getting my long-awaited iPhone a couple of months back, I immediately started using Instagram, on the advice of a friend. It’s a great app to use but I wouldn’t say I am addicted. But there are people out there totally addicted to Instagram, people who see an empty McDonalds wrapper in the street and decide it’s art, and begin clicking away with their phone to get the perfect shot.

Mark O'Neill May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]

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What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]

It’s a sad fact of life that technology is always outdated. As soon as a piece of hardware is released, the engineers and designers set to work on the next iteration, meaning that the one you have in your house is past it from day one. But that doesn’t mean it’s useless, even after you succumb to temptation and buy the advertised upgrade.

Dave Parrack May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]
6 Absolutely Gorgeous Open Source Project Websites

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6 Absolutely Gorgeous Open Source Project Websites

While there are many commercial sites that look fascinating, today we are honoring an incomplete selection of open-source project sites that we think look gorgeous, which means that in addition to the great software they offer, they also put in a lot of effort and work into offering a great and intuitive design, all for no financial gain.

Jessica Cam Wong May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
6 Absolutely Gorgeous Open Source Project Websites
10 Tips To Get Most Out Of Skype Video Conferences

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10 Tips To Get Most Out Of Skype Video Conferences

With the right setup, Skype can be a great tool for private or professional video conferences. Video chat requires quite significant resources from your computer. This article will walk you through the basic preparations that should precede any use of Skype and it will conclude with specific tips for video conferences.

Tina Sieber May 16, 2012 16-05-2012
10 Tips To Get Most Out Of Skype Video Conferences
9 Most Searched For Celebrity Twitter Feeds Online

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9 Most Searched For Celebrity Twitter Feeds Online

Everyone knows that Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber still maintain the lead by far when it comes to what public personalities people search for the most when it comes to Twitter feeds, but the personalities that I’ve listed here are a bit unpredictable. At least, I never really would have expected most of these people to land on such a list.

Ryan Dube May 16, 2012 16-05-2012
9 Most Searched For Celebrity Twitter Feeds Online
Making Music With Tech Hardware – 8 Great YouTube Videos

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Making Music With Tech Hardware – 8 Great YouTube Videos

We’ve already seen a list of the best music videos featuring floppy disk drives, and now it’s time to broaden our horizons a little and bring more tech hardware into the mix. It’s amazing the variety of machines and old gadgets that can be reimagined as music-making instruments.

Dave Parrack May 16, 2012 16-05-2012
Making Music With Tech Hardware – 8 Great YouTube Videos
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