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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.

How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [We Ask You]

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How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [We Ask You]

Like it or not, in order to be a member of the Internet community you need to have a profile. This may be an actual profile on multiple social networks packed full of personal information, or it could just be the persona you adopt and nurture in an online setting. Either way you’ll probably have a profile picture. That’s the subject of this week’s ‘We Ask [You] Tell Us’ column.

Dave Parrack April 26, 2012
How & Why Do You Choose Your Social Networking Profile Picture? [We Ask You]
Why An Augmented Reality Future (Google Project Glass) Scares Me [Opinion]

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Why An Augmented Reality Future (Google Project Glass) Scares Me [Opinion]

At the beginning of April Google unveiled Project Glass, a new effort to bring smartphone functionality to your eyeball(s). And that’s not me overstating the case. This is a HUD (Heads-Up Display) offering augmented reality, and it’s in development right now at Google HQ. We have already heard from James how this technology is perfectly feasible, and that the concept video Google proferred isn’t pie-in-the-sky thinking.

Dave Parrack April 26, 2012
Why An Augmented Reality Future (Google Project Glass) Scares Me [Opinion]
How To Set Up A PayPal Account For Your Business

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How To Set Up A PayPal Account For Your Business

If you run a small business or are thinking of taking the plunge into self-employment then there’s a good chance you will need a quick and easy method of invoicing and charging your customers or clients. This is especially true if your customers live abroad, but it also nice to offer a fast, secure and accessible payment method.

Tim Brookes April 26, 2012
How To Set Up A PayPal Account For Your Business
4 Key Security Setups To Safely Connect To Public Wireless Networks

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4 Key Security Setups To Safely Connect To Public Wireless Networks

Many people believe that visiting obscure websites or downloading files from illegal sources is the only real security risk when going online. While such behavior certainly increases your risk of catching a malware infection, it’s not the only way to get into trouble. One other major safety hazard is using public wireless networks. In this article you will find key security precautions you should take before connecting to a public wireless network.

Tina Sieber April 25, 2012
4 Key Security Setups To Safely Connect To Public Wireless Networks
5 Coolest Places To Find Visualizations On The Web

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5 Coolest Places To Find Visualizations On The Web

About a month ago, someone contacted me about whether I wanted to publish one of their infographics on my site. Before then, I had never really had much of an interest in such visualizations of data. For those of you that are regular readers, you know we love infographics here at MUO. I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love the Wrath of the Angry Birds infographic that Mark posted?

Ryan Dube April 25, 2012
5 Coolest Places To Find Visualizations On The Web
10 Most Popular Content Management Systems Online

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10 Most Popular Content Management Systems Online

Whether you’re setting up a corporate website, a standard blog or just want to announce your presence on the web, the age of hand-coding HTML pages and CSS is long behind us. These days all it takes is to purchase hosting and install a content management system (CMS) and within minutes you can have a website that looks highly polished, displaying the very content that you wish to share with the world.

Christian Cawley April 25, 2012
10 Most Popular Content Management Systems Online
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