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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!


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!

Adlandpro – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Times have sure changed since 1998   not only on the web, but the business of Adlandpro and of course myself.

To give you an idea of how things were back then, here is a video of how things were done with computers and talk about slow surfing,  this is a  trip down memory lane!

Back in 1998 Google was still in Beta and who would have thought that there would be such a thing as Facebook, Twitter or G+?

image of Google back in 1998 when it was in Beta

Hotmail was the email of choice back in 1998 and what a thrill it was for everyone to be able to get one of these free accounts.

what hot mail looked like in 1998|Adlandpro

… and then there was AdlandPro!

image of older template of Adlandpro

To give you a real idea of how everything started back in 1998, I found in the  Adland Digest the very first message, dated May 26th,1998 and it starts with:

Greetings to all Adlands’ List Members

Many changes have been made to further utilize this list for all of
your benefit. Many of you may not even realize that you have
subscribed to this list. Sometime in the past you posted an ad at the
Adlands Classified site. There was an option to join an email list.
Some of you may have noticed periodically an ad with the adlands
address. Bogdan Fiedur is the owner of the site. Myself and most of
you have joined our sites’ classified listings to form one larger
database. Bogdan has completely redone the site and you will notice a
big change in the appearance when you visit again.
One of the changes involves the effectiveness and use of this list
which includes having a moderator….

It makes a very interesting read by the way and I invite you to go through these wonderful letters because it will show you how things were and what a history it has been.

Today Adlandpro is evolving and growing with the times and the needs of what people are wanting today.  Our “small” community is growing and networking in a dynamic atmosphere, our “data base” is more sophisticated and has a far wider reach and yet the feeling of Adlandpro the community is one of family and that is something I am very very proud of.

I welcome you to Adlandpro  of today where we will continue to build to fit the needs of our members, where our members are important and where we will help you build your business  with honesty and ethics.

Adlandpro today 2013


Many thanks to @hongkiat for helping me find these wonderful images.  I am truly grateful!

Bogdan Fiedur