Such Mail Isn’t From LinkedIn: Hackers Want To Steal Your Personal Information

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No matter how good ‘yester-years’ were in terms of communication, business, employment, political activities, and marketing, it can’t be compared to today’s influence and effectiveness of the social media.

Yet the social media harbors all sorts of crimes and frauds, including identity and credit cards theft and ‘hacking,’ often tricking people into doing something dangerous which may either harm your computer or the revealing of personal information, for example, passwords, credit cards, and personal information.

Despite the fight against internet crime, the culprits involved are not slowing down. They always come out with new ideas just to steal or get your personal information to steal. Online, they use fake letter heads of many social media, including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc, with the intention to defraud.

Below is a fake mail someone may think comes from LinkedIn. Some people easily fall victims to such frauds before they realize they have made a big mistake.

Good morning,

We found a situation on your profile today, please view complete message……..This message is sent via HTML click here to view. We request you to log in and update your profile.

Thanks,

Bennett, Andrew

LinkedIn Corporation

LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA, and LinkedIn Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, October 23, 2014

 OR BY MAIL at:

 For Members in the United States:

LinkedIn Corporation

Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)

2029 Stierlin Court

Mountain View CA 94043

USA

Suggestion:  Always be careful. If you are not sure where the mail comes from, don’t respond, contact ‘Support’ of the social media the mail came from.

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Why I Will Not Sell My Blog For Money

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We often hear that: The pen is mightier than the sword, truth is bitter than the bile etc. These sayings are true. I just love to write but never aware that many of my articles are like a sharp arrow piercing through the flesh of the ‘Evildoers.’

On April 16, 2016, I posted an article entitled  ‘Why I Stopped Writing For Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper.’ The article was about“Holland’s Professor Johan Van Dongen Challenging Belgium’s Scientist Guido van der Groen over the origins of Ebola, which was submitted to the editor of Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper and the article was published.

Unknowing after the publication, Belgium’s fears of reprisal and exposure of the truth over the two tied diseases, secretly contacted the editor without my knowledge to remove the article from the web. This is a significant evidence that an article can make bad people in our society uncomfortable. Yes, some articles sting more than the scorpion.

I have received many messages from Google alert, Facebook and other apps I have registered people trying to crawl or hack into my blog. Why are they making such efforts to enter my blog? Because this blog has certain  articles from the Dutch Microsurgeon and scientist Johan Van Dongen and writer Joel Savage which are making those in the corrupt health sectors and some politicians uncomfortable. Our articles are revealing too much of certain facts which supposed to be secret or confidential documents.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve changed my password, trying to secure and protect my blog against those unseen cyber thieves and rogues. Now that we know (Johan Van Dongen and Joel Savage) we shall continue to make life harder and uncomfortable for them. Even though I’ve no penny in my pocket, I will not sell my soul for money.

If you fear to die, the reason you wouldn’t like to speak against injustice, corruption, crime, including Aids and Ebola crimes, death will find you where ever you’ve hidden to take you away. Die in truth and dignity not in lies and hypocrisy. That’s our (Johan Van Dongen and Joel Savage) philosophy.

ARE YOU READY TO WRITE YOUR OWN OBITUARY?

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Mila Turner is writing an obituary. Her own. After helping put one together for her stepfather as his Alzheimer’s disease worsened, she realized just how important it was to be able to contribute to one’s final testament while still alive and able to do so. “I don’t want anyone to ever have to guess who I was or what I accomplished,” Turner says. “I work too hard in this life to be misunderstood after death.”

As a genealogist and family historian, Turner probably has a finer sense of the value of remembrance and good recordkeeping than most, including what can make standard obituaries these days “quite boring.” But Turner is also in good health, and … she is only 27 years old.

With each passing day, it is becoming an even better time to die. At least if you’re concerned about being remembered in all of your idiosyncratic, mango-eating, dickey-wearing glory. With each selfie your phone collects, each recipe you share on Facebook, each thought you expel into cyberspace, you are amassing not only a larger digital footprint, but also a fuller testimony of what it means to be you. What will be made of this voluminous material, including who might tell your story when you go. Well, that’s a rather good story itself — and one with just as uncertain a future.

Is it time then to start thinking about writing the obit for the obituary itself?

For years, we’ve relied on the obituary to Offical spoeRecordkeeping,  be death’s official spokesperson, to give some closure and meaning to our famous, infamous or wonderfully ordinary lives. But many of those on the “dead beat” — the professional obit writers who traffic daily in death so as to help us better appreciate life — are increasingly shuffling off their mortal toil, as layoffs, downsizing and other changes continue to engulf the world of print media.

Meantime, popular memorial websites such as Legacy.com, which now claims over 24 million monthly unique visitors and a database of over 20 million obituaries, continue to expand in size and — along with the Facebook pages of the departed — are quickly becoming the go-to sites for digital condolences and remembrances. Another new player in the field, the self-penned obituaries or “selfie obits” such as Turner’s, continue to multiply.

Is it time then to start thinking about writing the obit for the obituary itself? The First Rule of the Obit, after all, is “Be prepared.” Most significant obits are drafted well in advance of their subject’s actual demise, so why not start assembling the obituary’s file if it is indeed at risk of expiring?

To do so, though, it helps to know a little something about its next of kin. And when you make the relevant inquiries, you run square into an online population that is buzzing with new approaches to death, not to mention into the Second Rule of the Obit: Never pronounce someone dead before their time.

The Obituary, a Pioneer Who Built a Worldwide Following

Full article: http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/are-you-ready-to-write-your-own-obituary/

How To Promote A Book Without Using Social Media By Barbara Beckwith

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Many authors think they can’t promote a book without using social media. That’s bad news for the countless who don’t enjoy using social networks or don’t want to learn how to use them effectively. (Are you one of them?)

There’s good news, though! Those who think they can’t promote books without Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social network are wrong. Publishers and authors promoted books successfully long before the advent of social media.

Those of you who want to avoid using social networks can do just that and enjoy success without posts, tweets, shares, or updates. But you can’t do nothing – you have to use other tactics to reach your target audience.

Learn nine non-social media tactics you can use to promote fiction and nonfiction in this week’s article:

Marketing beyond social media

When I asked authors in the Build Book Buzz Facebook group what they’d like to learn about through this blog, several wrote a variation of “marketing beyond social media.”

Easy.

Two of my traditionally published books sold out a combined four press runs without a single tweet, post, update, or share.

With that in mind, here are nine things you can do to promote your book without logging in to a single social media account. They’re in no particular order.

1. Guest blogging

This involves finding blogs that reach your book’s target audience, studying the type of content they use, and contacting the owners to propose that you write an article for the blog that will interest its readers.

In fact, here’s a guest blog post I wrote about guest blogging: “Guest Blogging for Authors is Alive and Well.” Here’s more advice on “How to be a great guest blogger.”

2. Book fairs

Exhibiting at these local and regional events lets you meet and converse with readers, network with other authors in your genre, and learn more about industry developments. If exhibiting doesn’t appeal to you or isn’t in your budget, attend anyway — you can still talk to other attendees, connect with other authors, and so on.

3. Publicity

People often confuse publicity with advertising. Publicity is the free exposure you get when you’re interviewed by or mentioned in the news media. I’m a national award-winnig former publicist, so you’ll find lots of information about how to get publicity on this site.

Typing “publicity” into the search box on the right generates a list of articles, as does searching for “media.”

The “Book Marketing 101″ courses (one each for both fiction and nonfiction) on the training page also teach you how to generate book publicity. You can get the tools you need — templates for pitch letters, creating and practicing memorable sound bites, the messages you share, radio email pitches, and so on — in Build Book Buzz Publicity Forms & Templates.

4. Create a holiday

It’s easy enough to create a holiday and select the annual date for it. But it’s not enough to just pick a date and call it your own. For it to have book marketing value, it has to have a direct link to your book or something in your book (for example, the author of a novel or children’s book telling Raggedy Ann’s “real” story could create Raggedy Ann Day),  and you have to spread the word about the special day you’ve created (publicity is a good option).

Once you’ve got your concept and date, get it listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events. The deadline for the next book is April 15.

If your holiday is quirky, contact the folks at Holiday Insights to get listed on their site.

5. Speaking

Speaking, which is particularly effective for promoting memoirs, has evolved to include more than standing in front of a group and sharing information they’re interested in hearing. Now it includes presenting at virtual (online) conferences and being interviewed on podcasts.

Authors and public speaking: 5 reasons to be an author who speaks” will talk you into speaking to groups about your favorite topic.

6. Email marketing

Social media serves a purpose, but if the social networks you use disappeared tomorrow, what would you be left with?

Nothing.

But you own your email list. Even Mark Zuckerberg can’t take that away from you.

Build a fan base and get to know many of them better by creating an email newsletter that encourages recipients to share information with you. Get an overview of the process in “Building your author e-mail list,” then read, “What should I send to my author e-mail list?

7. Book signings

This is a great tactic for extroverts, especially those who enjoy public speaking, because today’s book signings are about entertainment, not books.

Jane Sutter Brandt explains how she had a blockbuster event in “How to sell out at a book signing without being a celebrity.” Learn what popular young adult author Megan McCafferty does at her book signings to keep people engaged and entertained in “Best selling YA author Megan McCafferty adds unique signature feature to book signings.” Get how-to tips from “Your book signing event tool kit.”

Consider doing yours at a venue that’s related to your book’s topic instead of a bookstore, too.

8. Create an event with other authors

Do this locally at a library or at a function room at a book lover’s conference such as the Dayton Book Expo. Collectively, you can Entertainmentattract a large audience of people who enjoy reading the types of books you write.

9. Meet with a book club

You don’t need social media to find and connect with book clubs. You do need to write the type of book that clubs read, though, and you need to do a few other things, as well (including finding book clubs). Learn how it works in “Authors and book clubs.”

Pick the one option of all of these that appeals to you the most and learn how to do it well. You will see that you enjoy book promotion more — so you’ll probably do more of it. That, in turn, will lead to more success.

Take that, Twitter.

What do you do to promote your book that doesn’t involve social media? 

– See more at: http://buildbookbuzz.com/promote-a-book-without-using-social-media/#sthash.hsoxgoBw.dpuf

Journalist Frankie Asare-Donkoh’s Wisdom Of The Ancient

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In the early nineties, when writing as a freelance journalist to some newspapers, including ‘Daily Graphic’ in Accra, certain journalists helped me to develop and acquired the skills in writing. Apart George Sydney Abugri and K.B. Asante, Frankie Asare-Donkoh played a significant role in my life as an aspiring writer.

I read many of the afore-mentioned writers’ articles and used their expertise to boost my style of writing, which turned out to be very good for me. Daily Graphic never rejects any article I submit. Sometimes, ‘Ghanaian Times’ will use the same article and change the title.

What makes Frankie’s articles more interesting is the way he articulates and combines his humorous writings. In my recent visit to Cape Coast, I posted a picture on Facebook and immediately heard Frankie’s voice. His comments reminded me of the good old days in Ghana, when contributing regularly to the features, while he writes a column ‘Frankly Speaking’ in Daily Graphic.

Frankie said “Dasssright – see the real Fantes (Ghanaians from Central and Western regions of Ghana) and their usual ‘abrofodzin. (White matters)  In my days at Graphic we usually teased our senior colleague Llyod Evans as being part of the remnants of European Imperialists immorality, and he would usually stop whatever he was doing and chase whoever said it. And here Uncle Savage, Uncle Smith, and Uncle Ephraim bring me those newsroom memories.”

“But one thing is certain: the coastal Fantes no doubt still lead the country when it comes to real ‘brofo’ (English) and it’s not surprisingly Uncle Savage from his Belgium base continuously and savagely takes on the Europeans any time they try to humiliate Africans. Kudos, my brother, you didn’t only inherit the European name, but also the language with which you tell them what others are not able to.”

While in Britain, Mr. Asare-Donkoh also worked on one of my books. I give my thanks to him and all the journalists that partially and wholly helped to shape my career as a writer. I have really enjoyed my profession without regrets.

Frankie Asare-Donkoh’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fasado

Read ‘The Daily Graphic online.’: http://graphic.com.gh/

Morgan Heritage: A Family Of Talented Musicians

 

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The Jamaican Family Reggae Group Called Morgan Heritage

For some years now Morgan Heritage group has enjoyed considerable success with a string of quality albums. Their albums “Don’t Haffi Dread”, “Three in one” and “More Teachings” are masterpieces of contemporary reggae music.

Talent sometimes could be inherited and the man in charge of their success seems to be their father, Denroy Morgan. Way back in the sixties, Denroy emigrated to the US from Jamaica, where he raised his children.

Morgan Heritage, usually called “The royal family of reggae” have captured the hearts of their audience by utilizing live instruments such as guitars, horns and hand drums. Their music and impeccable harmonies add up to a truly uplifting spirits, where ever they play.

There is poverty, discrimination and criminality everywhere and this is where Morgan Heritage comes in because their message of peace, love and understanding is a key to solutions for a better world.

Last month, October 3, the siblings stormed Kenya for second time to entertain reggae fans at the Nyaho National Stadium. It’s great for the group to visit Africa, because many Jamaican musicians sing Africa, but only few have visited the continent of their ancestors.

“We are ready to come to any country in Africa we love you all and can’t wait to be in your country Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia. We are so ready but you must call your local radio stations or government and local promoters in your country and the Morgan family will be there ready,” read the Facebook post,” writes Gramps Morgan.

Listen to Morgan Heritage plays ‘More Teachings’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAwfD97vvI0

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I am Living But Inactive

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I am neither in jail nor dead. I am still living but inactive. As a fearless critic writer, when ever I am not online for a number of days, many think something terrible has happened to me. I am not scared of anything terribly happening to me, because what ever happens to me benefits me. I don’t run away from fights, because you will live to fight another day.

My wife, the children and I, moved into a new house, which has been our dream for many years. God lifts those who lift up themselves. That’s one of my plans for a better integration and education for my children. I haven’t been online over a week now, because I have no access to internet until September 16, 2015.

I have missed reading the articles of my favourite writers and bloggers at WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I will be back very soon to spread the provocative, taunting, educative, nightmare and arrow piercing flesh articles. You can only like the articles of Joel Savage, if you are friend of ‘Truth.” I am happy to have friends that live in the realms of truth. Thank you all my followers.