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30 November 2008 / erikduval

Flattering?

Maybe being copied is a form of flattery, but it gets a bit weird when someone copies your complete blog, as this person has done to mine…

I wondered a bit about even mentioning this, as it may just get him more traffic, but then again, exposing the copy may help? BTW, he seems to have trouble catching up with my posts, so seems like this is not even an automated thing? Wonder if this post will get copied to…

Have others experienced the same? How did you react when that happened?

(Thanks, Xavier, for letting me know!)

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  1. Martin / Dec 1 2008 1:01 am

    Wow, Eric, this obviously means you’re kind of Blog celebrity😉 At least he should have put you on the blogroll😉

  2. Steve Sorden / Dec 1 2008 8:40 am

    I wonder if it is related to this: http://mashable.com/2008/11/23/wordpressdirect

  3. MF / Dec 3 2008 1:34 pm

    I suppose this is flattering and can only improve the visibility of your work and thoughts🙂. Although you should probably ask for a formal reference to the actual author would probably be welcome and the dates of the post on this person’s blog seem to be anterior to yours ….. kind of misleading ….

  4. Mr X / Dec 14 2008 6:19 am

    The issue relates so parasitology, or to be more precise a new phenomena, which I would call “information parasitology”.

    This is closely related to human nature, reasons for the economic crisis, etc. This is an additional (unknown in the academic world) dimension in relation to e-learning (and real economy, in general).

    Explanation to the blog copy is in the following article: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/06/duplicate-content-due-to-scrapers.html

  5. Mr X / Dec 14 2008 6:28 am

    Correction to my post above:
    – “Information Parasitism” it should be (as the phenomena name). Information Parasitology would be a new direction in research.

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