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Very important info here for everyone to look over. Thanks to +Irfan Ahmad for posting it.
The Heartbleed Checklist: What Passwords to Change
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Heartbleed bug is a major security flaw in OpenSSL, and is one of the biggest threats ever to face the online community.

Conflicting reports have led to panic – nobody seems to know which social networking sites and other popular services have been affected.

To dispel the confusion, the iVPN folks have created a checklist that tells you which sites have been affected by the HeartBleed bug, and whether it's safe to change your password.

A key highlight from visual: (after the heartbleed news) It's highly recommended to change your passwords, especially if you are using Blogger, Google, Gmail. Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube (Pinterest too).

Tip: You can check if any website is vulnerable of heartbleed bug with this tool:

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Thanks so much +Sean Gardner for the reshare. :)
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Going to be in the #Boston  area on May 3rd? I would love to meet up with you. I'll be one of six speakers for the Harvard University Business Extension Society's "Pursuing Your Passions" Series. Come join us: 

#HarvardUniversity   #networking   #events   
#Business   #socialmedia   #socialnetworking  via +Aleja Seabron 
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Thanks +Aleja Seabron. I have to message +Stephan Hovnanian shortly. With all parties working together, I believe we can certainly put something together for that Friday before the big event. Looking forward to meeting you.
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Great post from +The Wall Street Journal >> "Using Free Wi-Fi on Buses to Connect Africa's Unconnected"

Fantastic passage from the post:

"Tech companies world-wide are trying to reach billions of people just beyond the middle class, and many of them are in Africa. Only about 16% of Africa's one billion people use the Internet... Africa is the fastest-growing region for accessing the Internet by phone. Mobile-broadband penetration on the continent rose to 11% last year from 2% in 2010..."

#tech   #technology   #telecom   #mobile   #wifi   #Africa  
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Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest - 16 selections from the 60 finalists this year -  via +The Atlantic 

#photography   #photos   #contests  
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Thanks +Kimlai Yingling and +Audrey Wallis! I agree, these photos are awesome. And I agree Audrey, the one from Vietnam is stunning.
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Stunning. Awesome. Breathtaking. Simply amazing:

#photography   #photos   via +StumbleUpon 
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Phantastic. Excellent photo and arrangement. 
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Would you ride on a flight where every seat is a window seat? Yes, in a plane that actually has no windows at all? Thanks for asking, yes I would. LOL!  

Check out this mind-blowing, +ABC News article on such a plane, a supersonic plane, that could be coming to  runway near you:

#aviation   #planes   #innovation   #wowfactor  
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wow...that is luxury. when you go +Sean Gardner can i hide in your carrying on luggage ;) hehe
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"Success is not an accident..." +Kim Roach +Sami Salek 

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Thanks +Paul Kiarie and +Fields Jackson!
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What is the secret to happiness? Taking a few minutes out of each day to appreciate good moments, be grateful for them via +TIME 

#happiness   #gratitude   #inspiration  
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Honored to recently make two lists (below). Thanks for supporting me, and allowing me to support you in any way I can. And congrats to everyone who made both lists.

(a) 35 Top Social Media Marketing Speakers

(b) 100 Most Influential Blacks On Digital/Social Media

#socialmedia   #marketing   #digitalmarketing   #culture   #socialnetworking   #publicspeaking  
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Good Morning Everyone!

With all the negative news around lately...let's start with an uplifting thought: Give a compliment - to your friend, your lover, your neighbor, your colleague, or whomever to...see a smile spread. :-)

#topquote   #mondayinspiration   #quoteoftheday   #joelosteen   #monday  
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Thanks for the shout-out dear +Sean Gardner..😁
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Keynote Speaker, Consultant/Producer, Ambassador, TEDx Fan, Surfer | Forbes' #1 Social Media Power Influencer | Creator "Success and Social Media" series

CO-FOUNDER of the Huffington Post "Twitter Powerhouses Series", which has interviewed hundreds of people in diverse fields - technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more - since 2010, and has been has become a permanent part of the social media conversation.

Working for Apple Inc. right out of high school, Sean has delivered results for multi-national corporations like Microsoft, Marriott Hotels, and Silicon Valley Bank, and non-profits like World Vision, Charity: Water, Save the Children, and Project Medishare. He's an ambassador and digital volunteer for, and is helping the U.N. Foundation promote and expand it online.

THOUGHT-LEADER: Currently ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes, he's also been recognized as an AG Beat Industry Influencer, one of social media's top 50 bloggers, one of the 100 tweeters of social good for 2013, and the Huffington Post called his twitter feed "one of the top 100 twitter accounts in business, leadership and tech to follow." 

He has been profiled in Forbes for his personal branding tips, given commentary on CNN, FOX and PBS, and his written work has appeared in Fast Company, Buzzfeed, and Social Media Week. When he's not managing social media, ghost writing for celebrity and small business clients, or consulting corporate executives, he contributes a regular interview series on Smedio called "Success and Social Media".

PASSIONS: Social business, cause-related marketing, digital strategy, social media law, sustainable living, strategic partnerships, networking, event planning, public speaking

VISION: A much more connected planet, with people working together to produce and evolve constructive, responsible solutions to our most serious problems.

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Washington D.C., Seattle