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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...

How to shut off autoplay on Netflix

If you crush a lot of content on Netflix, you know your way around the platform. Perhaps you like the autoplay previews or the how the next episodes start without allowing you the proper amount of time for a bathroom break. It’s a genius concept, but many people would likely want to know how to shut off autoplay on Netflix. It was so much of an issue, Netflix even mentioned it on Twitter...

Some quick hotkeys to remember when a web page isn’t loading correctly

I work around a lot of websites. And these websites are constantly updated with new content and images. Sometimes a site doesn’t look right. Or maybe a change that was made doesn’t look like it ‘took’. The first step you should ever take in the even something doesn’t look right is to refresh and clear the cache. What is a cache? This simply means that the browser you...

New video series coming

Happy February! January was the longest year ever, but we survived. I’m pulling out all my devices and creating a new project. I’m sharpening up my video editing abilities on Adobe Premiere. And it’s amazing how much fun I had just having some wine and editing last night. It’s one of the things I truly love. The editing is fun, too. Lol. The series will live on YouTube...

One month down, many to go

Blogging every day is not easy. Damn, it’s hard. More often than not I find myself staring at my computer screen at 11:00 p.m. working to get the words out. But today, I’m happy to report I’ve been blogging 30 consecutive days. I’ve learned a lot of things. In order to continue, I need to revise my plan a bit. Here are some things I’ve learned to help make blogging...

Why I love Facebook Marketplace

I’ve known about Facebook Marketplace for years, but never used it. Why in the world would we need another place to sell our junk? But if you’ve read my recent posts, you know I’ve delved back into eBay and Craigslist and offloading stuff from my storage units. But selling has picked up! That’s why I love Facebook Marketplace. When I have stuff to sell, I generally go to...

The one problem with YouTube TV

I’ve had YouTube TV for a few months now. I absolutely love it. Not only is it a great service with plenty of options, there are no cords, no boxes, no high cable bills and no hassle. But it doesn’t mean there are no problems. In fact, there’s really only one problem with YouTube TV I’ve experienced. This problem isn’t even YouTube TV’s fault. It falls on...

How much content should you create in one day?

If you have a business, sell a product, or you’re just trying to build your brand online, trying to determine how much content to post and where to post it has always been a burning, age-old question. For instance, how much content should you create in one day? The answer varies wildly. There’s really no right answer. What a lot of companies and individuals have trouble with is what...

Online tools: Zoom and Loom

As the Internet grows and more and more of us create content for and communicate on the Web, the tools that help us complete our tasks get even better. And our options are vast. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right tool for the job. Today I want to talk about two excellent tools I use to A) communicate face to face with people online and B) give people instruction with the help of screen...

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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