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Passwords are Like…

Posted by: Char | Comments (6)

In my daily browsing this week I came across this graphic that was just too good to keep to myself. Who would have guessed that passwords and underwear had so much in common? And with the amount of data we share online everyday, your passwords are your single most important way of safeguarding your information and your computer.

Passwords are like underwear

The graphic was found at

So how do you create a great password that is long and  mysterious that you can actually remember? A few of my favorite posts on the topic:

So, do us all a favor – change your underwear, I mean password, frequently and save yourself the embarrassment of being caught with your pants down.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Source

Posted by: Char | Comments (5)

Essential Keystrokes recommendsI am a very visual person – I have to see something in order for it it stick. For this reason, I am a huge fan of cheat sheets – simple one page guides that give you a TON of specific information on a specific topic.

Added Bytes has got the ULTIMATE collection of cheat sheets on every topic a webmaster or blogger could need. The ones I find most useful are:

I have these and some of my other favorites printed out, in plastic sheet protectors, and filed in 3-ring binder for quick reference.

Have a great weekend!

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By now you all should know how much I love Common Craft’s new media in plain English videos! They really are the best. Here is their latest which is Social Media in Plain English (and it will make you want ice cream afterwards).

Social Media in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

Other Common Craft videos I love:

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