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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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?

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5 Important Events That Changed Social Media This Year

2nd January, 2014

Many things happened in social media this year, but what were the real game-changers for the future?

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Spotify App Supper. Feeds Your Senses With Food & Music

1st January, 2014

The last place you would expect to find interesting recipes to try out is on Spotify. Supper. combines two of our greatest passions by intertwining the two experiences of eating and listening to music.

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Advanced Search Finally Comes to Kickstarter

30th December, 2013

Kickstarter has now introduced an advanced search feature making it easier to drill down into the new projects posted on a daily basis.

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More Than Just Photography: 10 Videos Shot With DSLR Cameras

28th December, 2013

We’ve put together a list of 10 stunning videos shot using a digital SLR camera that you an use as a point of inspiration for shooting your own videos.

Letters

Fascinating Open Letters the Internet Made Possible

27th December, 2013

Open letters are by no means a new concept, and have existed long before the advent of the Internet. Being able to publish just about anything online ourselves, has however, really catapulted the concept of open letters, making it easy to share them with millions of people at the click of a button. Open letters […]

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8 Creative Uses for Google’s Chromecast

18th December, 2013

We’ve come up with 8 unique uses for Google’s Chromecast. Read on to find out just how you can make even more use of your Chromecast.

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10 Successful Kickstarter Projects In 2013 For Our Everyday Lives

17th December, 2013

10 of our favourite Kickstarter gadgets that are affordable, and that can make a difference in your everyday lives. These are the success stories from Kickstarter this year.

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What Do We Care About? The 7 Most Memorable Twitter Hashtags of 2013

11th December, 2013

From natural disasters to the death of a great man, from the end of an immensely popular TV show to a 5-year-old boy’s biggest wish coming true, 2013 has seen it all.

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5 Creative Uses for Pinterest’s New Place Pins

6th December, 2013

Place Pins are Pinterest’s newest feature. Pinning places on a map is useful, but there’s more to this feature than that. It’s time to get creative!

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8 iPhone IFTTT Recipes You Can’t Live Without

5th December, 2013

When IFTTT launched an iPhone app in July, it opened up a whole slew of new possibilities about how to put the incredibly handy service to even better use than ever.

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Facebook Adds Related Reads to Your News Feed

5th December, 2013

Facebook is introducing an update which will bring related articles into your newsfeed, and resurface a few articles that you may have read before.

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Blog On The Go With iOS & Android App Dayre

2nd December, 2013

Available as an iOS or Android app, Dayre takes the idea of blogging and puts it in the palm of your hand. Literally.

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These 5 People Got Really Famous Just By Using Twitter

26th November, 2013

There’s tons of celebs who got famous and then made their way onto Twitter. And there’s a few who did it the other way around. They got on Twitter, and then got famous.

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How To Use Gmail As An RSS Reader

20th November, 2013

One interesting alternative to Google Reader can be found within Google — one you know won’t be going anywhere: Gmail. With a few steps, you can turn part of your inbox into an RSS reader.