Joel Lee

Joined December 2011

Joel Lee is the Creative editor at MakeUseOf and a jack-of-all-trades technology writer from Philadelphia. In his free time he pursues fiction, game design, and photography.

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7 Useful Tricks for Mastering a New Programming Language

12th February, 2015

It’s okay to be overwhelmed when you are learning to code. You’ll probably forget things as quickly as you learn them. These tips can help you to better retain all that new information.


Weddings Are Stressful: 12 Websites for Stress-Free Planning

10th February, 2015

While wedding planning will never be easy, it certainly doesn’t have to be stressful. How much easier wedding planning can be if someone just pointed you to the right tools.


An Illuminating Guide to Low Light Photography

6th February, 2015

If photography is about capturing light, how do you take photos when light is scarce?


Piracy On Android: How Bad Is It Really?

4th February, 2015

Android is notorious for its rampant piracy, so we investigate exactly how bad it is.


Switching From Chrome: How to Make Firefox Feel Like Home

3rd February, 2015

So, you have decided that Firefox is the better browser for you. Is there anything you can do to make Firefox less of a foreign environment? Yes!


How Upvote Systems Have Damaged Online Communities

2nd February, 2015

The upvote has taken over the modern web. No matter how it’s implemented — likes, retweets, shares, or reblogs — it’s all based on the same concept: social approval. But as far as online interactions are concerned, the upvote has been the web’s greatest mistake. To be clear, fruitful discussions can still sprout in the […]


The Internet’s Worst Dating and Relationship Advice

1st February, 2015

Most dating advice on the web is awful. Here’s the worst of it.


5 Ways You’re (Accidentally!) Being A Condescending Jerk Online

29th January, 2015

But here’s the thing: you might be a jerk and not even realize it. Here are some things to watch out for.


The Right Way To Grow A New Online Community: 3 Examples

28th January, 2015

Why do some communities thrive while others struggle to survive? Let’s look at a few stories.


Why Gamification Is Not The Magic Bullet Everyone Thinks It Is

27th January, 2015

Gamification is spreading across the web like a plague, as if slapping on a few badges and leaderboards is enough engage users. The truth? Gamification can harmful.


3 Early Access Games That Were Actually Released (And Successful!)

26th January, 2015

It’s easy to see why Early Access has bad reputation. Still, some good has come from it and there are several examples that show how Early Access can create a success story.


Dealing With Online Haters: The Right Way & The Wrong Way

23rd January, 2015

What Anne Hathaway, Demi Lovato and Wal-Mart can teach you about dealing with trolls.


Need A Disk Cleanup? Visualize What Takes Up Space On Your Windows PC

22nd January, 2015

Oh the pressure when you run out of disk space. What to delete? The fastest way to locate junk files is to use a tool that helps you visualize your system’s file structure.


7 Common Tasks The Windows Command Prompt Makes Quick & Easy

21st January, 2015

Don’t let the command prompt intimidate you. It’s simpler and more useful than you expect. You might be surprised by what you can accomplish with just a few keystrokes.


What Makes Quora Better Than Other Q&A Sites?

20th January, 2015

For those of you who aren’t already using Quora, why not? Maybe it’s time to give it a try. You may be surprised by how useful it can be.