Back when I was a kid, getting "hacked" was reserved for the plot of a horror film. Today being hacked is as common as having your credit card stolen, yet one is much easier to cancel and get replaced than recovering our social identity, so we think. But, every time I read about another hacked account I am surprised by how diligent the social networks are in processing requests. Easy if you're CNN's Anderson Cooper, but not for you? Not true. You just need to know what to do. Here's a quick tip from Twitter.

1. Click here to visit the Twitter Help Center and follow their two easy steps.

And, that's it!