Added LinkedIn & A Little Google+

After the Twitter export, I decided to find out what various networks offer in their archives and see what else I could import. LinkedIn turned out to be surprisingly thorough, and since I only had about 80 shares (mostly linkblogging), I imported them all. I’ve merged some of them with Twitter posts if they linked to the same source on the same day (or near enough).

There doesn’t seem to be a good way to archive LinkedIn going forward, though, since there’s no RSS support anymore and IFTTT only has actions, no triggers for it. But then I made my first post in three years last week, so it’s not exactly something I use frequently.

I did an initial import of my Google+ posts, but it didn’t complete, and the formatting ended up being waaay too messy to clean up manually on any sort of scale. My plan is to write a script to convert entries to WordPress’ XML format, which will not only give me more flexibility in which pieces to include & how (such as using the same blockquote format for link excerpts that I’m using elsewhere), it will let me import the comments as comments instead of including them inline in the post.

While looking for overlaps with the LinkedIn posts, I found a few Google+ entries in the incomplete import, and I figured I might as well merge them now. So I’ve got 8 out of about 800.

The Twitter backlog continues, slowly. I’m wondering if merging threads isn’t such a good idea after all. I definitely should’ve done some pre-processing on the CSV to at least unwrap shortened URLs and make a copy of the text with no URLs for the titles. I should still be able to automate it inside WP, I just need to brush up on PHP & WordPress programming again.

I haven’t even tried to import my Facebook archive yet. Too much pre-processing to do.

Blackhole Rears its Ugly Head: Facebook and LinkedIn the Tip of the Iceberg

Watch out for malware using fake Facebook & LinkedIn notices.

Blackhole Rears its Ugly Head: Facebook and LinkedIn the Tip of the Iceberg

It’s no secret that as quickly as we make ways to stop the madness, the spammers are finding ways to pump up the volume. The spam landscape is becoming more dangerous than ever, if that’s even possible, and it seems that the spammers have decided to put their knives and pistols away in favor of anti-ballistic missiles and nukes. Now, if that all seems like hyperbole to you, you’re absolutely

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Major password leak at Linkedin. Change yours now!

Major password leak at LinkedIn. Change yours NOW!

Mashable:

It’s not a good day for LinkedIn. After reports that its iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers, comes a report that 6.46 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked online.

A Russian forum user claims he has hacked LinkedIn, uploading 6,458,020 encrypted passwords (without usernames) as proof.

We advise that you change your passwords immediately.

6.5 Million Encrypted LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online [REPORT]

Major password leak at Linkedin. Change yours now! Article: https://thenextweb.com/news/bad-day-for-linkedin-6-5-million-hashed-passwords-reportedly-leaked-change-yours-now

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