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Posts about the web – things discovered there, and created there.

Artists performing at home: Concert Corona

We are living in unprecedented times. Never before – at least in my lifetime – have we all been limited to going out, being around each other and living our normal lives…for days on end. Musicians are included. Therefore, we’re seeing a lot of artists performing at home. This is a great concept and very cathartic for people. I wanted to create a place to showcase all of...

Loom just discounted their prices and made platform FREE for teachers

Coronavirus is forcing thousands to telecommute. We’re already seeing major companies ask people to work from home when and if they can. Terms like ‘social-distancing’ are making their way into the vernacular. So how do you get work done from your desk at home? I use a lot of tools, but this Loom is quick and easy (and now free and/or with no limits for users). Loom is a very...

Global coronavirus cases interactive map and dashboard

Coronavirus is all the news all the time. It can be very exhausting trying to chase down all the graphs, charts, maps and details of the virus and where it’s spreading. If you’re looking for a solid, interactive map and dashboard to download, check out what Johns Hopkins has created in this effective coronavirus global map. Click here to see the map ›› The University is tracking the...

Quibi’s 50 show lineup for launch

If you haven’t heard of Quibi, no problem. It’s not a household name yet. In fact, it hasn’t launched. I wrote about it earlier as I’m interested to see what it’s about, what kind of content it’ll air and what the fuss is all about.  But now we’re seeing Quibi’s 50 show lineup set for it’s debut in April. First, what is it? Quibi (pronounced...

How to find old websites that no longer exist

Have you ever typed in a website address only to find it’s gone, or it redirects to another website? Maybe you used to own a site and want to take a trip down memory lane. Maybe you just need to find some crucial information to save the world. That’s when you use Wayback Machine. That’s how to find old websites that no longer exist. Wayback Machine is an impressive collection of...

Interviewing Warby Parker from my balcony

I was perusing the web as I often do and came across an article on Fortune about why it’s hard to find the next ‘Warby Parker’. For those of you who don’t know Warby Parker, you likely have great vision. Warby Parker sells affordable and trendy eyeglasses in a genius direct-to-consumer model. They’ve been doing it for years. The article hit me because they make them...

HQ Trivia is shutting down

It appears the popular quiz game app HQ is done. Word is the company laid off the final 25 staff members and will cease operations. HQ had a deal in the works to keep them open and acquired, but the buyer pulled out at the last minute and aren’t willing to fund. That means dunzo. HQ Trivia is shutting down. It’s sad, but not surprising. I remember a few years ago when the game came...

My wife’s favorite app (and it isn’t what you think)

There is an app for that. We’ve heard that a million times by now. Because, well, there really is an app for just about anything. I’ve discovered that I use the same few apps over and over again. There is one app that has become more popular than a lot of the others in recent years, and it turns out to be my wife’s favorite app. It’s not Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or...

Michael Bloomberg is buying ads on meme accounts

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I was unfollowing a lot of meme accounts because they were turning into a time-suck and I found myself going down the rabbit hole and wasting away. Turns out, Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is finding gold in these accounts by sponsoring posts for his campaign – in a very meme-like way. A bunch of popular Instagram accounts unleashed a load of...

The Broom Challenge tests human intellect, disappoints

There’s a new social media challenge ready to sunset itself because it’s 15 minutes of fame are nearly up. The premise of the Broom Challenge is simple: balance a broom so it stands on its own. Easy enough right? Well, the Broom Challenge is sweeping the interwebs all thanks to a claim tying NASA to the social test. What is the Broom Challenge? According to Twitter, the Broom...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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