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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Facebook Pride: Now Allowing Users To Define Gender Identity And Pronouns

14th February, 2014

Facebook has just made the LGBT community very happy today by announcing multiple gender options and pronoun choices for users. Users may also limit the people who can see their gender.

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3 New Tricks To Clean Up Your Facebook News Feed [Weekly Facebook Tips]

11th February, 2014

Since joining Facebook, you probably made friends with lots and lots of people for many different reasons – some may not be very relevant anymore. It’s time to clean up your feed, isn’t it?

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Your Chromebook As The Ultimate Travel Device

11th February, 2014

If you’re deciding which device to get for your next trip, you may consider checking out Chromebooks. But why choose a Chromebook for travel? Because, when it comes to travel, they are spot on.

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The Simplest Way To Chromecast Your Hangout

29th January, 2014

If you’ve got a Chromecast, it’s possible that you’ve thought about how you might use it to Chromecast a Hangout session. How? That’s actually surprisingly easy.

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2 Spanking New Ways To Make Your Blog Look Great On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

28th January, 2014

There are new things you can do to make your content look good and be more shareable on Facebook. Here’s what you need to know.

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Facebook’s Trending Topics – Should You Stop Using Hashtags Now? [Weekly Facebook Tips]

21st January, 2014

Facebook recently announced a new “Trending Topics” feature, to make it easy to see what the world was talking about on Facebook. But what happened to hashtags? What should we use now?

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Have You Seen This Squid? BTW Facebook Is Shutting Down [Weekly Facebook Tips]

14th January, 2014

Have you ever been caught by a Facebook hoax? Did you fall for one of the many privacy-related hoaxes, such as the Facebook Graphic App hoax? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Taking Screenshots On Your Chromebook: All You Need To Know

14th January, 2014

If you’ve just got a new Chromebook, you may be wondering how to take screenshots. We’ll show you how to take a screenshot, then find it and use it.

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8 Of The Biggest Changes From Facebook in 2013 [Weekly Facebook Tips]

8th January, 2014

While the world stops to admire the big events and changes of 2013, the Facebook landscape is worth a look as well. Surprisingly, quite a lot has changed.

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How I Nearly Got Conned Via A Western Union Transfer Scam

7th January, 2014

Here’s a little story about the latest “Nigerian scam”, which is all too obvious in hindsight and yet so believable when you’re on the hook.

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The Secrets To Running A Successful Charity On Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

31st December, 2013

Facebook’s new “Donate Now” button for charities is great, but not immediately useful for most charities. So, what else can a charity do to be successful on Facebook?

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The Complete Teenager’s Guide To Online Privacy [Weekly Facebook Tips]

17th December, 2013

When it comes to giving teenagers advice about being online, many adults have no idea what to suggest in terms of protecting their privacy and making good choices about their public image. It’s dangerous.

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How To Make A Shared Christmas Shopping List Using Google Shortlists Or Pinterest

13th December, 2013

You’ve no doubt been in this position before: a group of people are trying to decide what gift to buy the extended family for the holiday season. What do you do?

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Giftster Cuts Out The Stress Of Gift Planning For Your Family & Friends

12th December, 2013

Giftster makes family gift-giving a breeze, with personal wishlists and a way to reserve gifts you’re buying. The kids get what they want – and no more hassles with doubled-up presents!

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Everything You Need To Know About Connecting Goodreads & Facebook [Weekly Facebook Tips]

10th December, 2013

This quick guide will show you how to get the most out of Goodreads on Facebook. Goodreads-Facebook integration also works really well for businesses, groups and authors. We’ll show you how!