Nancy Messieh

Joined November 2009

Nancy is a writer, photographer and editor, living between Washington DC and Cairo. You can find her on Twitter  and Google+.

Feel free to contact at nancy@makeuseof.com

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national-poetry

10 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month

2 weeks ago

April is National Poetry Month in the US. Anyone can participate in the festivities online. There’s no shortage of great ideas from the likes of the New York Times, NPR, Poets.org and more.

NYtimes

Find Trending New York Times Articles With New Tool

31st March, 2014

The New York Times recently introduced a new tool featuring popular content being shared by Twitter users for a one-stop shop on discovering what matters to the global newspaper reader.

camerbag

What’s Inside Their Camera Bags? These Sites Will Tell You

14th March, 2014

When it comes to learning about a photographer there is no better place to start than what equipment they use. Peek inside a photographer’s camera bag and find the equipment they’re using.

regional-restriction-youtube

How to Easily Bypass YouTube’s Regional Filter

12th March, 2014

Some YouTube videos are restricted by location. Luckily, with a few tricks you can unblock YouTube videos not available in your country to what any content you want to, regardless of your location.

social-stats

How To Track How Many Times Links Are Shared On Social Media

27th February, 2014

With minimal digging, you can uncover all sorts of interesting social media statistics about any link on the Web.

google-plus-top

Google+ Meets Gmail: Everything You Need To Know About The Explosive Combo

20th February, 2014

It’s no secret that Google is working hard to push its social network into the mainstream. Google+ has been integrated into Gmail in several ways you should know about.

instagram-photographers

Learn From The Best: 10 Professional Photographers You Should Follow On Instagram

12th February, 2014

For every professional photographer who takes issue with Instagram, there are many who are happily using the app to reach an additional photo-loving audience. They’re worth a follow.

Pen and Paper

5 Clever But Simple Ways To Find Inspiring Writing Prompts Online

5th February, 2014

There is nothing more frustrating for a writer than staring at a blank screen. Luckily, all it takes is logging on to the Internet where you can find an endless source of inspiration.

chromecast

With the Release of the Google Chromecast SDK, Expect Big Things

5th February, 2014

Google has released the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers, meaning that there could be a whole new world of entertainment waiting for Chromecast users on their television sets.

Flipagram

Bring Your Photos to Life On Instagram & Beyond With Flipagram

4th February, 2014

Combining an easy to use interface with features like the ability to add music and your own watermark, Flipagram creates beautiful short videos or slideshows of your best work.

smartphonecamera

You Didn’t Know You Could Do These 5 Awesome Smartphone Camera Tricks

3rd February, 2014

With the help of a few cool apps, your camera can also turn your phone into a film scanner, a font or color identifier, the ultimate search tool, and more.

placeit

QuizUp: The Quiz App to End All Quiz Apps

23rd January, 2014

We’ve reviewed our share of trivia games here at MakeUseOf, whether it’s movie quizzes, NASA quizzes, pixel quizzes or logo quizzes. We’ve even created a quiz or two for our readers, but we have finally found the one quiz app to end all quiz apps. QuizUp is a trivia game which pits you against competitors from all […]

hitrecord

Collaborate Artistically With Creatives From All Over The World With HitRecord

21st January, 2014

Actor Joseph Gordon Levitt is better known for his screen roles. The popular actor has another accolade to his name — and it’s one that you can get involved in at HitRecord.

twitter

6 Interesting Ways To Find New People On Twitter

15th January, 2014

Twitter, by its very nature, provides an endless supply of interesting and engaging Twitter accounts just waiting to be discovered. Here’s how to find them.

2013-review

What Did You Do In 2013? Let Twitter, Instagram & Facebook Tell You

10th January, 2014

Now that the year has come to an end and we’re gearing up for a brand new year, what better way to look back on 2013 than through your social media accounts?