Plagiarism on the Web: Emotional Reactions to Content Theft

Imagine finishing off a very emotional post, connecting to community and releasing all of those thoughts by hitting publish. And then imagine finding your words recopied -- stolen -- on another site. The daily scraping performed by bots can be side-stepped by publishing a partial feed, but there is nothing to stop another person from hand-copying your posts, changing a few names, and then creating a fictional life, cannibalized from numerous blogs on the Internet. Which is what over 20 bloggers discovered when they found such a site at the end of last week. ...more

Good gracious is this story appalling. I noticed my blog was being plagiarized a few months ago, ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

I remember reading Owen Meany when I was fifteen, working slowly through the first half of the ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

I can almost entirely credit my voracious reading habits to discovering The Giver in the fifth ... more

The hardest part for you??

Hey, for those of you working on your 101 in 1001 challenge, what has been the hardest part for you?  And how far along are you? I think the hardest part will be the things on my list difficult to measure....like reading to my son every night, how long do I have to do this w/o falling off the horse in order to cross it off?  How do I manage not falling off the horse?.....and also finding the time to advance my writing career, which makes up a lot of my list.....but I still have quite a bit of time, I'm only about a month or so in. 
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