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

Facebook ‘Camera’ App Review

I get a bunch of news releases in my inbox everyday. 98% of the time I delete them. But I was surprised to see one from the agency repping Facebook (one of them, anyway). The release talked about its new Camera App. ‘Kate’ let me know that the new app enhances the Facebook photos mobile experience. The biggest difference between ‘Camera’ and your iPhone camera is that the...

Increase local storage? iPhone message

The other day I was on my Safari browser on my iPhone 4 looking over a Twitter profile when a dialogue box popped up asking: “Increase local storage? Do you want to allow the website to use up to 10mb of storage on your iPhone?” I thought it was a virus, but I was on Twitter, so I was a little suspect of being suspect. After poking around, I was surprised to find how little was...

Someone is saying bad things…

I just got another one of these urgent, life-altering, panic-stricken email notifications from one of my followers on Twitter. Dang, not again. Why all the hate? It’s all a scam. In fact, you’ve probably seen a couple of these in the past. Before you start panicking and losing sleep, learn about what it is and why it arrived and you’ll feel just fine – and a little annoyed...

Blogging on the road with iPad 3

Greetings from Nashville! I’m on the road with Tara as her childhood friend Jen is getting married at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This place is massive. It has 2,881 rooms – each more than 400 square feet. Others, including the suites, are much bigger. All in all, it’s a great place to have a wedding. The first thing that really impressed me (outside of an atrium with a...

A Google is forever…

By now you’ve seen it, the privacy link on Google, YouTube, etc. explaining that “this stuff matters”. Did you read it? I have been plowing through it here and there. It’s boring, but I knew it would become a big point of discussion. Because every time I go to YouTube to log in, or head to Google, it pops up. I get it already.
But they’re right: This stuff matters.

Ramble on

I’ve updated the look, feel and functionality of my blog. What was once JoshBensonBlog.com, is now NewsRamble.com – a look at life from inside the TV news business. So, in essence, it’s time to Ramble On as Led Zepplin once preached:
Ramble On, And now’s the time, the time is now, to sing my song.
Thanks for checking out the new blog. I hope to update it often.

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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