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1 year, 11 months ago on 12 Most Offensive Phrases You Could Use in Your Business
@dbvickery I loved comic books too: Archie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, you know the girly ones!
Ohhh you just reminded me how much I loved the Clan of the Cave Bear series! I might read them again. I read one of them at the beach in Cape Cod over a few days. Good times! I have been reading all social media for the past two years and need to get back to a little more pleasure reading. I am so excited you are going to read What the Plus! Hooray!
2 years ago on “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” Fran Lebowitz
@pavelnovel I agree that Google+ is very engaging and welcoming to new people.
So glad you liked my thoughts and agree that having fun is important. Why take things so seriously all the time? :)
2 years ago on Powerful Tips to Succeed in Social Media
@dbvickery Thanks, Brian! Amazing how common sense can get you lots of places.
Thanks for you nice comment, you are always very kind.
I love your suggestions and watching Ferris Bueller is always a good break. Fantastic addition to your post.
I have a vacation coming up that will be almost all sans social media and I am really looking forward to it. I am sure that I will wonder what is going on and yes, I will hit WiFi when I can but you can't replace the special times with your family. And the tweet will be there when you get back.
I feel that I need offline conversations and reading to come up with ideas for writing. Having some offline time to think will help everything be stronger when you get back. Nice post!
2 years ago on 12 Most Tranquil Reasons to Take a Social Media Vacation
You are so sweet for including me in your list, Carrie. I feel like need to share all my Disney princess music with you now.
High five for girlfriends that wear their tiaras!
2 years ago on My "Wonder Women" for National Girlfriends Day
We are blessed that Mr. Covey choose to write. This is fantastic advice "If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control — myself."
Thank you for these reminders of a few of his thoughts, @bushraazhar.
2 years ago on 12 Most Profound Life Lessons I Learned From Stephen Covey
Which Fantastic “F” Facet do you want associated with your name? Which one do you treasure and respect the most? Hmmm.... I would say fantabulous and fiesty. Forgiving and fair are also very nice.
Thanks for the shout out! Guess I better write a Fab Five this week...
2 years ago on 12 Most Fantastic “F” Facets of Great Leaders
@dbvickery Sparkly...like your faceted photo. :)
@onegirlsempire Happy you liked it. @reneedobbs did a fantastic job.
2 years ago on Beginner Blogging – The Prequel
@profkrg Kinda like Martinis. :)
2 years ago on Fifty Shades of Sex Sells
@PrinceElemir The fact that you are at peace and happy with your choice is the most important thing. There really is only a right in our own hearts and minds. We each have to live with our own decisions.
I work in social media and being original is important. Yes, legal fees for things would be crazy but I do believe it is my right do defend my intellectual property. And for me, that seems right.
2 years ago on “I’m as Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take This Anymore!” A Tale of Copyright Infringement
@shanna_wilson It seems that Tumblr is a very separate culture that in which everything is meant to be shared and re-blogged which is different than the rest of the blogging world. It seems like Pinterest in that things get shared so many times that you can't even find the source when you want to, I don't see how that gives the original writer exposure.
This is exactly correct "But it's not hard to just surf for images online and re-post them and call it a blog..." this is what people are doing when they are scraping other people's blog or pulling things from ScoopIt and syndicating it out. They are not creating content but curating it, sometimes in a legitimate manner and sometimes not. Is this being done for blog traffic? Not sure but using other people's material as your own isn't right. The Oatmeal/FunnyJumk case is a perfect example.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
Super fun post, @AnitaHovey!
I will add Mad Housewife to the list.
2 years ago on 12 Most Absurd Wine Names
@shaylalarose De nada, solana!
2 years ago on What Makes You Happy? A Guest Pondering
@PrinceElemir I am a giver too. But how do you feel about this "but now I just stop caring." I am curious.
@petertrapasso Hi Peter! Awesome to see you here. This is obviously a lighter post but I have a lot of material, I hope you enjoyed it,
My blog just had a makeover about a month ago and I am still tweaking things here and there but I love it.
Thanks so much!
2 years ago on Summer Beauty ~ quotes
@lauraclick I wish I had a ton of answers. I would love a plug-in that caught this too!
I haven't tried it yet but there is this: http://www.digiprove.com/copyright_proof_wordpress_plugin.aspx
I think that it helps on 12 Most but I don't know. I think that it is imperative as a blog owner to have information on your blog.
Good luck with your blog and thanks for commenting!
@Kim Phillips I agree, Kim. Saying we can't do anything about it seems wrong.
Let's keep up the good fight. :)
Fantastic job on your post! Nice job sharing your secrets to happiness.
And I loved your video choice. ZeFrank is way cool.
Of course you can Shayla!
@Greg Marcus Thanks Greg! That's fantastic. Hope you come back. :)
2 years ago on The Golden Rule: Tweet Others The Way You Want To Be Tweeted.
@KRLRose It is a very big problem, agreed. If only people used all their crazy skills with programming to catch this garbage the interwebs would be a great place.
How about someone creates a widget that catches people who scrape your content? Yeah!
Pshawww on the people rewarded for their stealing and faking. I think that what goes around, comes around. They will be found out eventually. And then they will be seen for what they are: thieves and phonies.
@willrussellmktg I re-entered all the links on the post. Next time you notice this, please let me know so I can fix them, Will. Thanks
2 years ago on 12 Most Vital Tips for Teaching Kids About Money
@dbvickery Did you read Fascinate yet? Love that one a lot! And #1.
Content Rules and NOW Revolution will give you practical things to start implementing right away. There are Storifys available on for both of those chats from #MyBookClub. Great info: http://storify.com/PeggyFitz
2 years ago on 12 Most Informative Social Media Books I’ve Read in the Past Year
@T_Burrows Arggg that is so frustrating. Sorry about that. Address it! I think ignoring it allows them to think that it is ok.
And a link to the sales site. Blech.
I appreciate your sharing with me.
I agree that it is a rampant problem but I am not going to just ignore it. If I see it, I am going to address it whether it is my blog, 12 Most or one of my friends. It is just wrong.
Getting a seed of an idea from someone else is great BUT you should mention that in your post. Just put a little note saying inspired by or put a link to their post. It has been said a lot that there are no new or original ideas but flat out taking someone's entire material is ridiculous.
Thanks for your .02¢, Kenny.
@markwschaefer Whack-a-mole is the perfect metaphor for this problem.
The shocking part to me is "professional" people, like the PR lady, who KNOWS better and still does it. She must know that it is wrong. With a job in PR she must be creating content, press releases etc. How do people sleep at night with stolen material on their blog, commenting like they wrote it? It is nauseating to me that ethics and standards are so very, very low.
Let's keep trying to educate people on what is right and whack some moles! Do we need a little disclaimer at the bottom of each post? Can you add a hidden link in the text to get a ping back?
It is a monumental problem but if people like you and I are going to continue to take pride in our work and create original content, let's call them out.
@mrsdkrebs Funny! @angelamaiers is very wise.
I 100% agree that people should wait and find their voice. Very nice advice. I appreciate your thoughts, Denise.
@MZazeela Thanks, Marc. I really am not worried about it. I'm not sure she gets the message since she continued to pump other's content on her blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ account today.
I don't imagine she will go far.
Thanks for your thoughts!
@Martin D Redmond You will love Relationship Marketing, Mari know her stuff and you will too when you are done.
@anitahovey I must admit, I haven't read unMarketing yet. I will add it on my list. :)
@bloommedia Great! I love to get people reading. I hope you enjoy them.
@anitahovey I did see her "terms of service" what a joke. Honestly, it is a great case study on how NOT to run a blog or a business.
12 Most Scummy Ways you are Creating an Environment of Unethical Behavior (and why no one will ever work with you)
Parts of this are laughable. Agreed!
Hi @MZazeela !
I would not dream of giving her permission to use my material after seeing the way she operates. Very untrustworthy in my opinion.
My network is quite extensive compared to hers, it wasn't a case of my post getting more eyeballs. It is an ethical bone of contention with me. And running it on her business blog that she is selling social media consulting on is using my intellectual property for her potential financial gain. That is a no-no for me.
@etelligence I appreciate your nice thoughts, Adam. Am I still filling up your Google+ stream? Awesome!
This is the first time I found a full post stolen from my site but I have had people take ideas and sections of my posts before. I wrote about that here: Oops You Did it Again! http://vsb.li/krsHP9
This person did pull my post from her site after I emailed her but then I had to contact her about her Facebook page post. She left all the other posts that she "borrowed" from other people though. She practices every single bad social media form possible.
@PaulBiedermann likes your "Peggy is Positively Pissed" blog idea. I'll save it and use it when needed. I really don't enjoy being the angry girl but in the words of Patrick Swayze "nobody puts Baby in a corner." Nice and smiley does not equal pushover. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, greatly appreciated!
@wchingya That does suck! So awesome that one of your readers told you.
We had someone take a whole 12 Most post that one of our writers wrote and turn it into an infographic which she posted on her Facebook wall and it had like 15,000 hits!
"Content theft should not be tolerated" <<strongly agree! Thank you for joining my conversation here.
@briansrice I love what you have done on B2C, Brian. Being original and creating something great is special. We take notice of everyone who is doing lists of 12 around the blogosphere and let me tell you, the number is increasing. I just can't buy into the whole "flattery thing" — flattery would be telling me you liked my site/article/photograph, not stealing my idea/article/photo and trying to build a business with it.
If I set up the C2B website, got all my friends (whose names I borrowed from B2C) and started a syndicated blog, that would not be cool. In any way, shape or form. Of course it is harder to be original but if you can't do something else that you are good at.
And YES >> "take content assuming that everything on the web is "free." But it isn't.
This is a great conversation! It is also occurring on Twitter and Facebook in the 12 Most group. Passionate people rock!
@BeckyGaylord I was going to link your post in Becky, sorry I missed that and thanks for adding it here for people to read.
Having the courage to stand up to people who do something is important. Yes, it could go very badly live on some social media channel but ignoring it is totally wrong too.
And I agree >> "Stealers must be hunted down. And called out. If they didn't get it before, they will get it the hard, and publicly humiliating, way."
I also agree with your statements about this being our work and business. For someone to take my work to support their business is just wrong on so many levels. Thanks for your support, Becky. It means the world to me.
@BruceSallan Well, she might be getting a boost in traffic today on the posts that I mentioned but hopefully she learns (whether from Mashable or other people) that she can't just use their content.
I actually felt much better after I wrote this. Thanks for your support and hope you have a lovely 4th as well!
@rbowden56 It is a little off my usual, as I mentioned at the beginning, but it is generating a lot of conversation and hopefully will help some people make better decisions in the future.
@PaulBiedermann I just can't see someone stealing ideas as flattery. You and I have discussed this in great detail so you know that I feel that people are chipping a little bit away off me and my ideas each time they take it and use it as there own.
I could view it as flattery that someone takes sections from a bio that I created and uses it but I don't because I spent a lot of time to make it unique and interesting. Something to reflect just me. When it is seen somewhere else, who is to say that mine was the original bio? No one would know that except me.
Thank you for reading and commenting. :)
@briansrice I love participating on the Business2Community website. A huge sincere thank you for addressing the issue so quickly. Choosing to syndicate your blog is a huge difference than someone setting up their own blog and "syndicating" it with other's content. I put the link to B2C and how to syndicate your own blog for others. I am honored that you choose to share my material.
Guest posting is another way that you can fill your blog and a great way to establish your voice in the blogging world. Bottom line is that social media and blogging are a much smaller, tighter community than you would expect. I get the feeling people just think that no one will catch them.
Thanks for your thoughts, Brian!
@annelizhannan I have been called independent a few times. :)
@Michael Stelzner It is quite perplexing. I did address this with her immediately as did Brian with Business2Community. I will be interested to see if Mashable takes notice. HubSpot needs to add copyright information to their website.
I really like your copyright notice on Social Media Examiner, Michael.
@Kim Phillips I agree Kim. I hope she gets the message.
@Ameenafalchetto It totally sucks, doesn't it? I can't believe that these people can sleep at night. If you have no ideas or no time to write, then don't have a blog. Simple as that. Or you could host guest writers and post with their permission.
This must be a really wide spread problem. We need to address it when it happens. Thanks for sharing your story with me.