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

Gibbstack Twitter hacked?

I was perusing Twitter and happened upon a tweet about Ben Gibbard (front man for one of my favorite bands Death Cab for Cutie). When I clicked on his handle, I was a bit perplexed as to why I was transported to another country, another world for that matter as I didn’t understand the language of the person who’d taken over his account. I did some quick searches as to if Gibbard...

The Internet in one minute

These are some crazy stats. Have you ever considered what happens on the Internet in the span of one minute? I guess I haven’t either. But what if you made $83,000 in sales for our company in a minute? It’s happening. Sadly, not for you and me. Think if you Tweeted 277,000 times. That happens in a minute, collectively. Regardless, it’s just amazing to see some of these stats...

Edit privacy settings on Facebook app

Note: This post uses ‘Bloggerration’ – a narrated blog post. If you’re on the run, in the car or using this post as a tutorial, just hit play and go about your business! It seems more and more people are using their iPad these days as a replacement for ALL of their computers. Why not, they’re handy. Sure, they’re limited in what options can be displayed on some...

Bloggerration: blog posts with narration

I was trying to fall asleep last night by doing the worst thing you can do – surf the web on your iPad and generate ideas. Ideas are sleep’s nightmare. I wasn’t about to fall asleep even though that’s what I desperately wanted, so instead, I read about some neat things I’m planning on tackling. Now one of those ideas I just happened to flip across to where I almost...

FB page invite block

You've created a great Facebook page and you're cranking out effective posts. People are engaging. So you invite them to like your page. But as you invite more people to like your page, Facebook blocks you from inviting. What the hell are you supposed to do now?

Boost your Twitter engagement more than 300%

Twitter has come a long way since its inception. In the early days, if you followed someone, they followed you back just because they were excited someone actually followed them. If you posted a link, they’d likely click on it because the concept of a ‘tweet’ was new to them. It was exciting to click on links. Today is much different. With over 555,000,000 Twitter users...

10 free Christmas fonts for your projects

If you like creating and designing your own holiday cards, or even if you like to juice up you emails this time of here, here are 10 free Christmas fonts that will help you do just that. Fonts that come standard on Microsoft Word or within any other program can get boring to use over and over again. With free fonts, you can easily install them on your computer for use year after year. It...

The web is about to explode thanks to new domain names

Here come the new domain names There is a major load of top-level domain names (TLDs) about two be dropped on the World Wide Web. You know about .com, .net and org. Yes, there’s .edu and .gov examples as well. But in the next two years more than 1,400 new top-level domains will come online. It’s about to get crazy. Some examples? .ninja, .web, .inc, .church, .toys, .wine, .nyc, ...

Seasons are changing, as should your wallpaper

I love when the leaves turn this time of year. Wait, I don’t see much of that in Miami. It’s the tradeoff. You get about 350 days of amazing weather and not much for changing seasons. Regardless, the changing of seasons is a great time do a number of things: winterize your home, check your smoke detector battery, vow to workout more (again) and change your computer screen’s...

How Twitter makes money

How Twitter makes money Today is IPO day for Twitter. Analysts on both sides of the fence – on why you should or shouldn’t buy Twitter – are still sounding off and will continue to do so long after trading closes for the day. If you’re new to Twitter, have never used it or are downright confused what it is, you’ve probably wondered how Twitter makes money. Good...

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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