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Showing Marketers ( and everyone else) how to not Plagiarize

The Issue of Plagiarism in Social Media via  Brennan White

For all the marketers who are experienced working on line there are many more who are new, who do not know how to do “content marketing” tweeting or anything else that has to do with putting  something on line, so this post is for you ( but a great refresher for the experienced guys and gals!)

In my last post I had talked about going to jail when breaking the rules in email marketing, well stealing another persons work is right up there in the same thinking – it is called Plagiarism and it is WRONG!

https://twitter.com/TweetSmarter/status/298114052880756736

Twitter / TweetSmarter: #HowTo STOP someone from stealing … via kwout

How many ways can a person plagiarize – Let me count the ways!  According to WriteCheckVideos, there are 10, but there are a few more which I will add after you watch this video.  While this person is talking about schools and plagiarizing, everything being said can be applied to writing articles, blog posts and everywhere you would put content on Social media

How to NOT plagiarize on social media?

When you’re sharing someone else’s content in social media, the approach you take to give proper credit changes depending on the social network. Here’s the breakdown:

To Cite Someone’s Content on Twitter: Simply include a “via @username” somewhere in the tweet. If you’re retweeting someone’s content but you edit their original tweet, be sure to change “RT” to “MT,” which stands for “modified tweet.”

To Cite Someone’s Content on Facebook: Facebook makes it pretty easy to give credit when you’re sharing someone else’s content right from their own timeline — they have a ‘Share’ button ready and waiting for you!

To Cite Someone’s Content on LinkedIn: Proper source attribution on LinkedIn is easy as pie. Just include the link to the content you’re citing in the update, and mention the person or company name.

To Cite Someone’s Content on Google+: On Google+, it’s customary to include the name of the person or company whose content you’re citing in the text of your update, because you can then link to their Google+ profile, much like you would do on Facebook. Simply include a + or @ and their Google+ name — they’ll pre-populate just like they do on Facebook!

To Cite Someone’s Content on Pinterest: Pinterest is all about content sharing, so it’s no wonder proper source attribution is basically built right into the platform with their “Repin” button. When you go to repin content, however, sometimes the original creator has included a URL, hashtag, or other indicator of authorship. Don’t edit that link out — it’s poor form! And marketers, beware. If you include your link in the “Description” section of your pin, you may get flagged as a spammer.

Read more:  How Not to Steal People’s Content on the Web via Corey Eridon

After reading everything…do you think its worth Plagiarizing  anything?  I sincerely hope not!

*This post was  deliberately created using information that was found from  sources who have talked/tweeted about plagiarizing and why you you should not do it  and  you will note that every single link is properly attributed, every image is properly pointing to the web site that I found it…this is how to not plagiarize – this is  how to respect people and this is how show credibility to yourself!

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3 Comments

  1. […] For all the marketers who are experienced working on line there are many more who are new, who do not know how to do "content marketing" properly, so this post is for you ( but a great refresher fo…  […]

  2. The reason I like this post is because many people really don’t “get it” when it comes to attributing and plagiarizing and really don’t see the harm and yet the harm is there and reaches far and wide! I have seen so many people post on Twitter, FB and G+ saying ” I have been plagiarized” and every person who has said this has been upset and hurt. While there may be those who say…copying is a form of flattery, the reality is that when a person expresses a thought, when they work hard to research their topic and take the time and effort to create that picture, write those words, it is in effect their “baby” and we all know how that would feel to have a baby stolen…there truly is no difference.
    Maybe the one aspect to this post that impressed me was that this was done as a show and tell piece where everything is done the way it should be and I hope many people will see it for what it is…a teaching aide if you will.
    Thanks for making the effort to do this and for people who are doing social media, marketing or whatever..the lesson is powerful!

  3. […] Showing Marketers ( and everyone else) how to not Plagiarize […]

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