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Re-Blogging Ain’t So Great

Ollywompus wrote something that I think we all need to be aware of as bloggers: when you link to something, make sure you are linking the original source. I always like to give credit where credit is due. I make every effort to cite the original source.

Look, we all make mistakes and sometimes, either out of laziness, because we’re in a hurry, or on accident. It’s up to the community to let offending blogs know when you haven’t linked to the source. If the blogging community works together to enforce this “best practice” through commenting on other blogs that aren’t linking to the original source, the practice will greatly diminish.

By the way, go read Symbian Guru’s article on the Nokia N81 and Nokia N82, which was the genesis for Olly’s post. He got quite a scoop because I couldn’t find anything about these phones on the Nokia intranet. Then again, it’s not uncommon for me first find out about a phone we are coming out with from someone outside the company.


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