Mark O'Neill

Joined August 2007

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Freelance journalist, English teacher, Gun-For-Hire

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The Six Biggest Websites On The Internet Compared [INFOGRAPHIC]

13th June, 2011

Have you ever been curious what the six biggest websites on the Internet are, how many visitors they get, as well as the breakdown in demographics for those visitors? Well now you can satisfy your curiosity with MakeUseOf’s new infographic, designed by Dona Collins who is an infographic artist, blogger, teacher, and a writer of financial articles for


Apple Approves Its 500,000th Store App [INFOGRAPHIC]

25th May, 2011

It’s common in most situations for iPhone users to say “there’s an app for that!” Well, there are in fact so many apps in the Apple App Store that the company has just approved the 500,000th app. Compare that to its nearest rival, Google Android, which only has 100,000 apps in its Market, and you’ll see instantly that Steve Jobs and Co have a very substantial lead over their competitors.


Summer Is Near! Check Out The MakeUseOf T-Shirt Store!

18th May, 2011

Summer is fast approaching! The birds are tweeting, the flowers are blooming, and you may be considering overhauling your wardrobe, in anticipation of the warm weather to come. If that’s the case, can we interest you in a cool geeky MakeUseOf T-shirt? From an initial selection of 6 designs, we now have 10 designs, including some in baby tee size.


The Evolution Of Email [INFOGRAPHIC]

17th May, 2011

Email. We all use it. Whether you use it on a daily basis or only occasionally, it can’t be denied that electronic mail has transformed the way we live our lives. But email, like everything else in life, has constantly evolved since the first email was sent over ARPANET in 1971. Here is an infographic, produced by Microsoft, which shows the Evolution Of Email.


Come & Work at MakeUseOf for Fame, Money & Glory

16th May, 2011

MakeUseOf is always on the hunt for fresh new talent who have the skills, experience and energy to take the site to the next level. Yes, that’s right, we’re recruiting for great members of staff again and if you have what it takes, you could become our next star writer who sees their work go viral to over 400,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook fans.


What Is Crowdsourcing & How It’s Used [INFOGRAPHIC]

9th May, 2011

Have you ever wondered what crowdsourcing is, what sites on the Internet take advantage of it and its influence online? Well now all your questions will hopefully be answered with this infographic, designed and produced by OBizMedia.


We’re Looking For Mac & Android Writers – Do You Qualify?

30th March, 2011

Back in February, we announced that we were expanding the MakeUseOf writing staff with up to five new vacancies. Since then, we have hired Danny as one of our Linux writers but we would now like to narrow our search to those who can write about Mac OSX and Google Android, as we feel that those areas are not being sufficiently covered at the moment. Are these one or both of your specialist topics?


Goodbye Dave & Jorge. Welcome Danny!

24th March, 2011

No sooner had our former technical editor, Jorge Sierra, announced that he was leaving than we also heard from Dave Drager that he would like to leave too. A combination of day job, studies and family made him decide to leave the MakeUseOf writing staff after 3 years. This was a big blow to all of us as Dave and Jorge have been with us through all our highs and lows and I think I speak for everyone here when I say that it just won’t be the same around here without them.


5 New Writing Vacancies Open Up On The MakeUseOf

25th February, 2011

With MakeUseOf progressing in leaps and bounds, we’ve decided to expand the writing staff a bit more and take on up to an extra 5 writers. We’re always on the hunt for fresh new talent who have the skills, experience and energy to take MakeUseOf to the next level. To maintain our high standards and […]


The 10 Most Popular MakeUseOf Posts Of 2010 [New Year Roundup]

31st December, 2010

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010 and usher in 2011, we here at MakeUseOf are in a reflective mood. Much has happened here during the past 12 months. We started MUO Answers back in February, Sound Sunday in April, the T-shirt store in July, the iPhone app in April and the Android app in […]


Three New T-Shirt Designs In The MakeUseOf T-Shirt Store

30th December, 2010

We have a few new things lined up for 2011 and the first one is that we are introducing three new designs to the MakeUseOf T-Shirt store, all of them centered around Linux, Android and open-source in general. Already we are getting some very positive buzz! If you have some Christmas money burning a hole […]


Would You Like To Guest Post For MakeUseOf?

8th December, 2010

Over the past several years, we have received many requests from people looking to guest post on MakeUseOf, and frankly we don’t blame them one little bit. MakeUseOf is one of the best and most popular tech blogs on the internet! Who wouldn’t want to write for us? However, we have always turned down guest […]


New Designs Are On The Way In The MakeUseOf T-Shirt Store

27th November, 2010

The eager beavers are hard at work in the MakeUseOf design labs, putting the finishing touches to several new T-shirt designs.   Our MakeUseOf T-shirt store has so far been a big success, with our two top sellers being the Caps Lock T-shirt and the Wi-Fi shirt (and we now have a baby tee version […]


Introducing Our New Staff Writer, James Bruce

14th November, 2010

At the beginning of the month, I announced the departure of Simon Slangen, who is heading off to a new job at AppStorm. As soon as he confirmed he was leaving, Jackson and I swung into action, looking for his replacement. After looking through 40 applications, we finally found our man. Beginning from December, Simon’s […]


Simon Is Leaving – A Vacancy Opens Up At MakeUseOf

3rd November, 2010

It’s with great regret that I have to announce that Simon will be leaving the MakeUseOf staff at the end of November to take up a position at AppStorm. His departure is a big loss for us and a big gain for AppStorm. Simon has been working for us since 2008 when he submitted an […]