Angela Alcorn

Joined March 2010

Ange is an Internet Studies & Journalism graduate who spends way too much time messing with social networks (see smange).

Staff Liaison, News & Chrome Editor, Ebooks Editor

Feel free to contact at angela@makeuseof.com

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How To Avoid Those Annoying Game Of Thrones Spoilers On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

14th May, 2014

Is your ability to watch Game of Thrones at the same time as the rest of the world hampered by your moral stance against piracy? Well, you actually can avoid spoilers without avoiding social media.

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Look Up Makes Social Media Look Bad, But Is It? [Weekly Facebook Tips]

7th May, 2014

You’ve probably seen the schmatlzy poem reminding us all to Look Up. The video is breeding a sort of anti-social-media hatred, but is it really warranted?

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Twitter Hack: How To Add Yourself To Your Own Twitter List

2nd May, 2014

Have you ever created the perfect Twitter list to share with people only to realise that you can’t add yourself to the list? As simple trick can solve the problem.

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Lucidpress: The Free Online InDesign Alternative For Your Creative Needs

1st May, 2014

What is a casual designer to use as an InDesign replacement? Lucidpress is absolutely gorgeous. A lot of graphic design skill has been put into it for helping casual designers make fantastic documents.

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Get More Likes On Your Facebook Photos Using Science [Weekly Facebook Tips]

30th April, 2014

Want to know which photos will do best on Facebook? So did a bunch of researchers. And they found out.

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Parents, This Is How You Can Protect Your Kids On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

22nd April, 2014

Do you have any idea what your kids do on Facebook? Are you certain they are safe? Find out now.

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Are You Sharing Your Location On Facebook Without Knowing? [Weekly Facebook Tips]

16th April, 2014

Have you been giving your stalkers your address inadvertently? You might accidentally be giving all of your Facebook friends the exact location of your house, your office and where your kids go to school.

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FREE EBOOK: Project Gutenberg – More Than Just Free Books

16th April, 2014

If you’ve heard of Project Gutenberg, you probably know it for its vast collection of free public domain books. Do you know everything it offers and how to make the best of the site?

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Thinking Of Paying Facebook For Ads? Use These Tips To Do It Right [Weekly Facebook Tips]

9th April, 2014

Does your business really make use of Facebook? Or do you merely update your page occasionally with some hope of keeping your fans updated? There’s a difference. A big difference.

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The Best Speed-Reading Extensions For Chrome

7th April, 2014

The Galaxy S5 just got Spritz, a speed-reading app that is shaking up the way we read on our tablets. What are the best speed-reading apps for Chrome? Let’s take a look.

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How To Make Skype Calls Via Your Browser

4th April, 2014

If you hate opening up apps you’ve probably realised that Skype is one of those things you generally forget to open. Well, you can get Skype in your browser.

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Make Sure Facebook Doesn’t Bury Updates From Your Favorite Pages [Weekly Facebook Tips]

1st April, 2014

Why do you “like” Facebook pages? Use these methods to make sure you see all the updates from your favorite pages.

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Crazy Fake Facebook Page Scams You Don’t Want To Fall For [Weekly Facebook Tips]

25th March, 2014

Most people think they can spot a Facebook scam when they see one, but the truth is that these scams are getting pretty good at blending in. You could fall for it too.

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Linker: The Tiny Chrome Extension That Makes Sharing By Email Way Too Easy!

25th March, 2014

GetLinker is the Chrome extension that aims to end all of this madness and make your life incredibly easy when it comes to sending links via email.

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Make Sure You Don’t Suck At Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

18th March, 2014

Do you suck at Facebook? Would you know if you did? Most of us probably think we’re doing okay, but are in fact annoying people somehow. Let’s see how you stack up.