Mark O'Neill

Joined August 2007

Twitter and Google Plus.

Freelance journalist, English teacher, Gun-For-Hire

Feel free to contact at mark@makeuseof.com

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Cool Websites & Tools – Visualize Twitter, Sticky Notes, & Rumor Tracker

3rd October, 2014

Twitter Conversation Visualisation – Conversations on Twitter have lives of their own; one tweet can elicit many replies, each of which may itself have many replies. Tracing the structure of these conversations in a tree-like visualisation is useful for understanding the structure of these conversations. The visualization is implemented as a bookmarklet for Google Chrome. […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Customize YouTube Videos, Global Events, & Tell People About Trash

2nd October, 2014

reEmbed – With one line of code, you can customize embedded YouTube videos. Every YouTube video that is embedded in your site will automatically be replaced with your new player. Create your own video player using the reEmbed wizard. Choose a style, and add your logo. Easily change the colours and style of your player […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Annotate Gmail Attachments, Schedule Phone Calls, & Feedback Forms

1st October, 2014

KeepUpdated – Automatically track your competitor’s site updates. No more manual checking – get competitor changes delivered straight to your inbox as it happens. Paste a link and their robots will start monitoring it immediately. From then on, you’ll have an online history of the page’s designs, and you’ll know as soon as the page […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Word Counter, Personal Radio, & Distraction-Free Writing

30th September, 2014

Rapid Word Counter – is a word count and character counter tool. Basically put your cursor in the box and start typing. Word Counter will immediately count the number of words and characters when you type. You may copy and paste a doc you’ve already composed into the word counter box and it’ll display the […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Pocket-Sized News, Cheap Art, & Purge Facebook Likes

29th September, 2014

Talkwalker – is a web tool which analyzes your social media reputation in real time. Setup is 3 clicks and 10 seconds, so it is very quick and easy to set up. Talkwalker enables you to search through their global coverage of 180 countries. Free and paid plans available. Plexi Digest – building on the […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Selfies, Code Critique, & Attachment Inbox

28th September, 2014

Selfie for iPhone – is the fun new way to have face-to-face video conversations with people you know and people you’ll meet – from friends and family to anyone, anywhere in the world. Tap a Selfie and it comes alive. Reply to any Selfie with a video Selfie of your own. Slide between Selfies to […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Search By Image, Plan a Hangout, & Communication Tools

26th September, 2014

DocsPad – is an HTML5 viewer which gives you document embedding and annotations if you are making an app. On the front page of the site, you can see how your app would look with DocsPad on various devices such as a laptop, phone, and tablet. It supports all document formats, and works across all […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Checking Your Phone, Barking With Friends, & Five Sentences

25th September, 2014

Strongbark – is a safe, private social network for users and their friends to earn rewards by shopping, sharing and messaging about deals, discounts and offers they enjoy every day. On-site activity is never tracked, tagged or targeted, so users can enjoy a quiet, natural and authentic experience. GlobeIn – is an International Bazaar right […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Home Automation, Simple Polls, & Locked Up Email

24th September, 2014

Remotely – is the first home automation app built specifically for the rental industry. Residents of Remotely communities can control locks and lights from anywhere. The motion and moisture sensors keep you in the know anytime – day or night. Control the room temperature remotely and automatically while avoiding excessive electric bills or frozen pipes. […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Caribbean Music, Fast File-Sending, & Share a Meal

23rd September, 2014

Strut – these days, if you want to make a presentation, you no longer have just Powerpoint as an option. Now you have lots of options, and one of them is a web app called Strut. It is an HTML5 presentation editor with lots of features. Seahorse – life is thousands of scenes. Seahorse is […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Manage Expenses, Elevator Pitch, & Cure Your Phone Addiction

22nd September, 2014

Fair Bill Split – stop stressing when you want to split a restaurant bill fairly among several people. The ‘Fair Bill Split’ application will save the day and save you a lot of time and heavy mental thinking. If multiple people shared a dish, for example, you can split that particular dish with one or […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Compare Countries, Make a Digital Book, & Shoot Moving Pictures

21st September, 2014

MAPfrappe – there are countries of all different shapes and sizes, but it can be hard to appreciate the true size of a country unless it is placed over another location. MAPfrappe is a Google Maps mashup in which you “sketch” the area you want compared. You can then drag it to a second map […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Do Yoga, Web Citations, & Encrypted Phone Conversations

20th September, 2014

Citable – sick of manually tracking sources when collecting quotes? For students, researchers, and other professionals who do secondary research, Citable simplifies collecting quotes, notes and other data points along with the additional reference information needed to make a web citation. Tile Calculator – Are you a professional tiler or just a handyman that loves […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Protect Confidential Information, Juicy Recipes, & Source Code Checker

19th September, 2014

Guest Locker Smart Security – keep your personal and confidential information secure with this new, easy-to-use security application. It is a launcher application that protects your information and keeps it safely locked away when you share your device with colleagues for business, friends when they need to borrow your phone. Draft Control – Save every […]

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Cool Websites & Tools – Speak Anonymously, Cloud Computations, & Build Music Playlists

18th September, 2014

SPONSORED – Speakle – is an app that allows users to speak their minds anonymously about anything. Feeling the need to vent, rant, or even tell your whole life story, Speakle is the place to be. Post your opinions on current issues, secrets, or even confessions on Speakle. With no character limit, Speakle truly allows […]