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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.

Why Websites With Dark Backgrounds Completely Suck [Opinion]

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Why Websites With Dark Backgrounds Completely Suck [Opinion]

You’re reading MakeUseOf right now, a website which primarily uses dark text on a light background. Which is as it should be. That bar across the top with light text on a dark background, and the section at the bottom which hardly anyone reads, are fine because they’re just small parts of the site. Any more and I would have to give my bosses advice on how to improve the look and feel of the site as a whole.

Dave Parrack February 15, 2012 15-02-2012
Why Websites With Dark Backgrounds Completely Suck [Opinion]
Get A Hold Of Your Email Inbox With Notification Control

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Get A Hold Of Your Email Inbox With Notification Control

Do you get way too many notification emails from your favorite social services? Is it always “Uncle Henry needs you to perform CPR on his sheep in FarmVille!” or “Bob Thagyudunno’s birthday is today!” Gets annoying, doesn’t it? Fortunately, a couple of guys put their brains together and came up with Notification Control – your one-stop shop for getting rid of all of your least favorite junk email.

Joshua Lockhart February 15, 2012 15-02-2012
Get A Hold Of Your Email Inbox With Notification Control
What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?

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What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?

You may not have heard of the term Vaguebooking, but I can guarantee you will have seen at least one example of it in action. Certainly if you’re active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any one of the numerous other social networks open to us all. In fact, you probably see it on a daily basis. If you have those kinds of virtual friends. There was a time when people kept diaries in order to express their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Dave Parrack February 15, 2012 15-02-2012
What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?
Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker

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Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker

Like it or not, everyone has seen the Timeline profile movie when it was first introduced in September. This short movie introduced the concept so well, and made it look so romantic, we all secretly wanted one of our own. Well, our dreams have come true: A joint project from Facebook and marketing agency Definition 6 called Timeline Movie Maker, lets each and every one of us create their very own Timeline movie.

Yaara Lancet February 14, 2012 14-02-2012
Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker
Facebook Really Needs More Sophisticated Privacy Controls [Opinion]

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Facebook Really Needs More Sophisticated Privacy Controls [Opinion]

Facebook have been under pressure in recent years from all angles to make privacy options simpler and quick to change. They’ve actually done quite well at this, considering how complicated the Facebook privacy system is overall. However, for those of us who understand the privacy controls well, there are a number of things Facebook could implement to improve the effect of privacy controls.

Angela Randall February 14, 2012 14-02-2012
Facebook Really Needs More Sophisticated Privacy Controls [Opinion]
Accessing Blocked Websites At Work – Is It Worth Getting Fired Over? [Opinion]

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Accessing Blocked Websites At Work – Is It Worth Getting Fired Over? [Opinion]

In a perfect world, we’d all have exciting jobs where we get to set our own hours, work at our own pace, and participate in engaging tasks that challenge our minds and bodies. Back in reality, many people are left with an eight-hour office slog that swings between grueling boredom and tedious repetition. So it’s understandable that many people would turn to the Internet for some work-day entertainment.

Matt Smith February 14, 2012 14-02-2012
Accessing Blocked Websites At Work – Is It Worth Getting Fired Over? [Opinion]
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