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

Is ibotta worth it? If you like extra money, then yes

I’ve preached about this app many times before, so my apologies if you’ve heard it. And no, I don’t work for ibotta. I just like that they give me money for things I already buy. If you’re looking to make any extra money per month on things you already plan to buy anyway, then this app may be something you want to to check out. It’s called ibotta. Long story short...

A look back to when Twitter was just a funny word

Not only was Twitter a funny word, according to this photo there were a lot of funny moments back in Tucson, Arizona. Many moons ago, I worked in Tucson. Matter of fact, it was 2005 -2010. When I first moved there from Southern Minnesota, I was in shock. Easy to understand since it was a complete cultural bodyslam. I was a kid who could barely handle ‘Extra Mild’ Pace Picante sauce...

The free, online version of Photoshop when you need it most

If you love Photoshop, you know the only thing that can hold you back is if you’re not on a computer where you have it installed (or licensed). Maybe you need to fix a photo, make a graphic for a work party, or Photoshop somebody’s head on someone else’s body. If you aren’t near your computer, have no fear. I found an amazing website that can help in a flash. It’s a...

I ditched cable for YouTube TV and I’m smiling

And it’s a big smile. I ditched cable for YouTube TV. If you read yesterday’s post about upgrading your AT&T devices, you may have noticed I can’t stand dealing with service providers like cable and phone companies. They survive by feeing you to death. Fee here, fee there, added fee, discounted but fee in 6 months and so on. It’s maddening. Surely you’ve been...

A Facebook video you should not click on (even though you want to)

Chances are you’ve been perusing your Facebook feed lately and noticed a video with an image of a disgusting bump on some poor fella’s hand (no, I didn’t watch it, but after some research, I’ll just tell you: it’s abscess (something I recommend you don’t watch unless you’re into that kind of thing, a medical student or just someone who likes nasty things...

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?

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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