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!
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!