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You probably heard that LinkedIn was hacked the other day, and 6.5 million passwords were stolen and posted online. Sites like LeakedIn.org soon popped up where users could check if their password was compromised.

Well, BuzzFeed decided to use LeakedIn to peek inside the heads of LinkedIn users. They tried the most depressing phrases they could think of, ones that would be chosen only by people who were downright miserable with their job – and life. They published their findings in a post called “23 Leaked LinkedIn Passwords That Will Ruin Your Day.”

Some of the sad passwords that they found include

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New York Stock Exchange trading floorI don’t know if you follow social media, but we’re in the midst of an Internet boom. In May, LinkedIn had their IPO (initial public offering, where a company sells shares to the public for the first time), and the value of the site settled in at $7 BILLION. Its founder, Reid Hoffman, now has a cool ~$1.5 billion to his name.

The hot new IPOs around the corner are Groupon, the dominant daily deals site, and Zynga, the maker of popular Facebook games FarmVille and CityVille, each valued around $20 billion. And the doozy is coming later this year: Facebook, valued at $85 billion, possibly reaching $100 billion when it goes public this fall! Continue reading