Before today, imitation was the greatest form of flattery. If your idea was good enough to be copied, then you were golden. But now, with the state of the web in our lives, this balance is shifting.
LABELED KREATIV's insight:
This is a good article explaining the difference between content copying and content curation. While copying is most definitely an unethical practice, content curation and sharing isn't and shouldn't be viewed that way.
The author also mentions how curation is beneficial to the content creator. As long as content is properly credited, content creators should be delighted that they are being recognized as credible references and expert resources in their field, and not to mention, relish in the free publicity.
I, for one, would have no problems with my words being referenced and shared among a new audience. I'd be thankful and welcome the exposure.
Hopefully the tide will soon turn and all content creators will appreciate the activities of content curation and encourage it.
What are your thoughts? Do you like having your content curated or do you think it's cheating?
- LABELED KREATIV
Byrd, Clair. "Why Content Curation is the Ultimate Compliment to the Creator". Scoop.it. December 4, 2011.
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