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Kloudless closes the gap between email and cloud-storage, creating a link that makes perfect sense, is incredibly convenient, and is one of those features that you won’t know how to live without once you get it set up. Kloudless serves several functions – one of which is to automatically back up your email attachments to cloud-based storage accounts.
The sheer amount of content on Tumblr makes it a joy to browse, though sometimes you really do have to filter through a lot of repetitive content to get to the good stuff. For that reason, we’ve put together lists of recommended Tumblr blogs that we think you should be following. This week we’re taking a stab at all things Game of Thrones on Tumblr.
Google’s unfortunate decision to shut down its RSS reader service, Google Reader, is an important reminder of just how unreliable the cloud can be. When using free online services, and in some cases even some paid ones, you can never be too sure what is going to happen to your content, and whether or not the service will be available a year from now.
When you’re getting started on Instagram, there are a few tips and tricks to bear in mind to make sure that you hit the ground running. The popular app is part photo-sharing site and part social network, and finding the right balance on how to use it, and following certain rules of etiquette can make you a popular, and engaging user.
Between Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and more, we already document and share quite a lot about our daily lives, without really thinking about it. They are lifelogs of sorts, but without any sort of structure or consistency to them. While some might not agree, the very act of documenting all of this information makes for a fascinating record of your own life.
We all knew it was coming. Back in February Twitter announced that it would be shutting down Posterous by the end of April. Some bloggers saw it coming from the day that Twitter acquired the popular blogging platform. With that day finally here, if you’re still looking for an alternative to meet your blogging and automated sharing needs, we’ve come up with a list of 6 viable alternatives.
Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humorous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web.
Hashtags have made their way across social networks, but there is nowhere they shine more than on the social network where they first started – Twitter. The feature, first introduced by a Twitter user, has taken on a life of its own. Hashtags have become a great way to label tweets, to create a trending topic, or simply interact with like-minded people on Twitter. It can sometimes be a little overwhelming trying to navigate the sheer volume of hashtags.
You can find Twitter users sharing their poetry, short stories, and even the work of famous writers, all in little bite-sized 140-character updates. If you’re not sure where to start on your literary journey on Twitter, we’ve got a few tips to get you going – from who to follow, what hashtags to keep an eye on, and even how to get your Twitterary works out to a wider audience.
When it comes to searching for a job online, we’re pretty spoiled for choices. Whether it’s using job boards like Monster, search engines like Indeed, and specialized sites like Idealist, there are a lot of options available to the savvy job searcher. Another tool that can come in handy when it comes to finding the dream job is Twitter. In fact, speaking from experience, I landed one of my jobs after seeing the job listed on Twitter.
TED talks often focus on creativity, so it’s no surprise to find quite a few fascinating, inspiring and breathtaking videos that focus on the art of photography. Many of the talks on photography focus on a specific element – the element of story telling. We’ve put together a list of 7 talks by photographers from around the world. Their photography subjects are varied, and their interests diverse.
Google Analytics is one of the most robust options out there for keeping track of how visitors are interacting with your website, where they’re coming from and more. But sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming trying to figure out what all the data means, and to filter down to the data that you really want to to view. There are a few apps that plug themselves into Google Analytics and make it easier to read and view the content that matters to you.
There’s quite a lot of ways you can use WordPress beyond simply using it as a blogging platform. We’ve already taken a look at a list of 5 things you might not have known you could do with WordPress. The platform lends itself to versatility and there’s a huge variety of websites out there that you can’t even tell are created using WordPress, and there are five ways you can put the platform to use that goes beyond simply content management.
Social media has a reputation for serving narcissistic purposes, encouraging users to share minute details about their day that no one really wants to know. The fact of the matter is that social media tools have gone far beyond status updates. Twitter has become a heavyweight in the breaking news world, has become a way to track online trends, and is a creative outlet. Advertising agencies are at the front of the line finding creative ways to get more out of Twitter.
Finding inspiration for your photography can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve already taken a look at five places you can go online to find inspiration for your photography, but there are also a few offline methods that can easily kickstart your photo-taking – with just a little bit of dedication on your part. There’s no better way to keep yourself shooting on a regular basis than committing to taking one photo a day.