Jul 9, 2012

Social media practices gone wrong: Content scraping
Share

See on Scoop.itSocial Media Tips and News

You may remember my recent case study on bad social media manners. Well, here is another one for you.

 

Earlier this week, as I was checking my daily Google Alerts emails, I noticed a title that looked strangely similar to the one I had used for one of my recent social media articles on Examiner.com.

 

I clicked the link and found out that a blogger had actually copied and pasted this article verbatim on his blog. No source was quoted. He had just included the signature I add at the bottom of each of my articles.

 

My first reaction was to leave a comment under the stolen content. I explained to the blogger that he could only quote an extract and would have to link to the rest of the story on Examiner.com.

Here is what happened in screenshots. Click each picture to see it in full size in a new tab.

See on www.creativeramblings.com

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tags: , ,

Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat is a social media journalist, blogger, coach, curator, and author living in Canada. She is also the founder of Social Media Slant , a blog focusing on social media tips, tools, stats, and news for small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs.

On March 6, 2012, Cendrine released The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips, a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs. She is currently working on an eBook on social media strategies.
0

Content Curator

Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat is a social media journalist, blogger, coach, curator, and author living in Canada. She is also the founder of Social Media Slant , a blog focusing on social media tips, tools, stats, and news for small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs. On March 6, 2012, Cendrine released The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips, a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs. She is currently working on an eBook on social media strategies.

More Curations by Cendrine