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

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...

How (not) to build your Klout Score

If you’re confused by Klout, don’t worry. You’re like most people. Klout is a website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank users according to online social influence via the “Klout Score”, which is a numerical value between 1 and 100.  Essentially it’s the size of your social media network and a score based on how people are influenced by the...

Back to school: maximizing WordPress productivity

Kicking ass on WordPress I’ve always had a problem with rushing through things with the mindset that I already understood the basics behind any given project. If there were a set of instructions, I felt like the faster I got past the ‘ read this firsts’ and ‘before you begins’, I could get down to business and not only finish the project, but go above and beyond to...

Wedding party attack photos are all the rage

[su_highlight background=”#fffdc0″]Update (09.26.14)[/su_highlight] Now that I’m officially engaged this post is a lot more interesting. Ahhhh, the possibilities. Take a look back at your wedding photos. For those of you who’ve tied the knot, chances are you’re not seeing images of your wedding party fleeing from Tyrannosaurus Rex or freakish zombies looking to maim...

GeekLift: Digitize your signature, edit PDFs, and speed up your cell phone practices

Welcome to Thursday! You’ve almost made it to the weekend. In today’s installment of the GeekLift, I’m going to try to wean you off that old fax machine. Yes, they still come in handy from time to time, but they’re really not necessary. I’ll teach you a two-fer: digitize your signature and use it with PDFs so you can dump that fax. I also have some quick nuances to...

GeekLift: Holy hashtags, hide internet searches and speed up iPhone

  Good Thursday to you! We’re almost to Friday and that is fantastic news. There has been a lot of buzz on the web about Facebook embracing hashtags. If you’re not up on hashtags and how you can use them to search, I’ve got you covered. Also, if you like to search the web and would rather not have people see what you’re searching I have a tool for you for that as well...

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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