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Twitter Rank has been get a sizeable amount of tweets lately.  Whether Tweeples are just fanning their egos or checking to see how their profiles stack up,  Tweeples are turning over their user names and passwords to Twitter rank – all to get a statistic.

Oliver Marks posted an article about this here where he says:

I picked up on this after seeing Tantek Çelik retweet:

@t RT @brianoberkirch Twitterank is a vast conspiracy I created to steal all of ur passwords + shame Twitter into OAuthing. + make u look vain.

Check out this screenshot of the source code captured by @nateritter:

Twitter Rank Source Code

When reading the Tweet and the comments in the source code, it hints that the developer has a chip on his shoulder with Twitter’s API policies.

Having been told that is stealing passwords and has potentially stolen yours; coupled with the above evidence; it would be easy to get worried and start to warn others.  Does this mean that Twitter rank is guilty of anything bad?

The comments in the source code never claim that there is anything harmful being done with the passwords.  In fact, the text on the actual page says the exact opposite.

It seems that had the viral effects of the social web help it’s blazing speed growth, and consequently, the spread of rumours and fear among twitter land in the worst possible way…..virally.

Adam Ostro wrote a great article on this: Twitterank Might Not Have Been A Phishing Scam, But It Sure Was Intersting

Since social media is, well, a social medium, it’s important that users understand the proper ways to behave online. No, just because you’re behind a computer monitor in your mom’s basement doesn’t mean all social etiquette goes out the window. It’s quite the opposite—following proper social media etiquette is a key to being successful online (and to making sure you don’t make a complete idiot out of yourself.)

1. Give More than You Receive- If you want to receive attention from others online, you have to be willing to give it first. It’s the old “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” routine. You can’t bust onto a social media site with a sense of entitlement thinking you should be a top user immediately. You have to earn respect from others. How do you do this? By giving more than you receive.

2. Don’t be a Keyboard Gangsta- Probably the worst thing about the Internet is the keyboard gangstas. You’ve surely run across at least one of these in your lifetime. They sit at their keyboard talking trash to everyone they encounter. They say things online that they would never have the nerve to say to a real person’s face. Don’t try to ruin everyone else’s online experience because you don’t have any friends in real life.

3. Add Value to the Site- At the end of the day, the thing that will earn you great connections with others is if you add value to the community. This means not submitting content that nobody cares about and not constantly promoting your brand. Before you ever submit anything to a social media site, ask yourself “Does this article really add value to the community?” If not, reconsider submitting it.

4. Don’t Sabotage Other’s Efforts- This is self-explanatory. Drop all of your e-beefs and hatred. Don’t try to bury others just for the sake of getting ahead. Making enemies on social media sites will get you nowhere fast, and you really do reap what you sow.

5. Remember that Cheaters Never Win- Instead of trying to game the system, why don’t you focus on building a successful social media presence the right way. Sure, you might be able to get some amazing results by cheating, but eventually, you will get caught. And once everyone sees you for the cheater you are, you can’t un-ring that bell.

6. Build Quality Relationships- People are more willing to help those who they really know. By building quality relationships with other users, you’ll always have someone in your corner to back you up. Remember, relationships require the participation of both parties; so, always be a good participant in your social media relationship.

7. Stop Pushing the Envelope- One of the fastest ways to alienate people online is to constantly flood them with requests for helping you out. Whether you’re constantly shouting your content or always Tweeting asking people to comment on your blog, eventually, everyone will lose their patience with you. It’s like the boy who cried wolf. People will tune you out if you’re constantly pushing the envelope.

8. Respect the Community- This might be the most important rule of social media etiquette. Show respect to the community. It’s not that hard to do. Just make sure you don’t step out of line, and always treat everyone the way you want to be treated. These are simple social skills you should already be following in real life; now, you just have to follow them online too.

9. Listen to Others- Your first reaction whenever someone disagrees with you online is probably to tell them how wrong they are. Instead of constantly fighting back, take the time to listen to what they’re really saying. Listen to the people commenting on your blog or Tweeting at you. Understand where they’re coming from. You don’t know everything, and you can learn from others if you take the time to listen.

10. Be Accountable for Your Actions- Because of the anonymity the Internet allows, there is little to no accountability online. People say and do whatever they please without facing any repercussions. Don’t be that guy. Instead, try to be honorable by taking responsibility your actions online. By being accountable, people will respect you, whether they agree with you or not.

11. Be Nice- All of these points add up to one thing—just be nice. Is it really too much to ask for people to be kind to one another? Call me old-fashioned if you like, but there’s nothing wrong with being nice to others online.
What rules of social media etiquette would you add to the list? Share them in the replies!

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Cheat sheats, or reference sheets, are a helpful and quick way to remember things. Web designers, by nature of their work, are forced to cram their heads with TONS of information ranging in many different areas. In this particular post, we have created a dynamite list of 70+ helpful cheat sheets we found on the web to help web designer’s manage all this information. If you are a web designer/web developer looking for reference sheets on HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, JAVASCRIPT, PHOTOSHOP, COLORS & HTACCESS, this list is for you! Also comment on your favorite cheat sheets and any other which we have missed. Enjoy.

HTML Cheat Sheets

1.HTML Cheatsheet from Web Monkey for Beginners

web monkey html cheat sheet

2.Forget what some of the tags in HTML do?

3.List of up-to-date HTML tags / codes Cheat Sheet

4.HTML cheat sheet is a one-page A4 printable document


6.A free online cheatsheet by VisiBone

7.HTML Code Cheat Sheet to look up HTML tags

8.HTML Cheat Sheet

9.HTML Cheat Sheet by Dave Child

10.HTML Cheat Sheet from

XHTML Cheat Sheets

11.XHTML cheat sheet provides an at-a-glance perspective of common XHTML practices

12.XHTML Cheat Sheet v. 1.03

Action Script Cheat Sheets

13.Papervision 3D Cheatsheet

14. AIR Cheatsheet ActionScript Card

15. AS3 Migration Cheat Sheet

16.Fuse CheatSheet

JavaScript Cheat Sheets

17.JavaScript reminder and reference sheet

18.JavaScript Reference Sheet

19.JavaScript and Browser Objects Quick Reference

20.The most common DOM methods at a glance

21.Addison-Wesley’s JavaScript Reference Card

22.Javascript in Ten Minutes

23.Javascript Document Object Model for Web Browsers

24.Printable Javascript Cheat Sheet from John Robert Morris

25.Prototype JavaScript Library 1.5.0

CSS Cheat Sheets

26.CSS Help Sheet.

27.Cascading Style Sheets Quick Reference Guide


29.Cascading Style Cheatsheet

30.CSS cheat sheet is a one-page reference sheet

31.CSS Layout Cheat Sheet

32.Cheat sheet for creating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files.

33.BluePrint CSS Cheat Sheet

34.Cascading Style Sheets Level 1 properties Cheat Sheet

35. CSS Cheat Sheet from


AJAX Cheat Sheets

37.Cheatsheet about AJAX

38.Ajax a web 2.0 cheat sheet by Amy Hoy

39.AJAX Library Cheat Sheet

40.The AJAX Cheatsheet

Web Color Cheat Sheets

41.Hex Web Color Cheat Sheet from

42.RGB Hex Colour Chart

43.Web Safe Color Chart

44.Web Designer Color Reference Hexagon Mouse Pad

45.RGB Values for Macbeth Color Checker

46.Color Reference Guide

PHP Cheat Sheets

47.PHP Cheat Sheet from Blue Shoes

48.The PHP cheat sheet is a one-page reference sheet

49.Popular PHP Cheat Sheet in widget form

50.PHP Quick Reference Sheet

51.Php Reference Sheet Basics

52.PHP 4 Reference Card

53.Php Cheat Sheet from Digilife

54.PHP Skinny Sheet

55.PHP tips/tricks Cheat Sheet

56.Smarty Cheat Sheet for Template Designers

Adobe PhotoShop Cheat Sheets

57.Adobe Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts

58.Brush Tool cheat sheet for Photoshop

59.Photoshop 911 FAQ and Short tips

60.Adobe Photoshop Quick Reference Guide.

61.Black & White Cheatsheet For Photoshop

62.Photoshop Quick reference card

MySQL Cheat Sheets

63.MySQL cheat sheet is designed to act as a reminder and reference sheet

64.Handy Cheat-Sheet of MySQL Commands

65.Mysql Cheat Sheet

66.Quick MySQL Cheat Sheet/Quick Reference

.htaccess Cheat Sheets

67.simple cheat sheet for the .htaccess file

68.Mod_rewrite Cheat Sheet

69.Apache htaccess cheatsheet list

Word Press Cheat Sheets

70.WordPress Help Sheet.

Some of the other places where you can find some useful cheatsheet resources
Cheat Sheets
Lorelle’s Cheat Sheet Lists
Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Developers
Cheat Sheet Round-Up: Ajax, CSS, LaTeX, Ruby

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