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Between a quarter and a third of everything on the web is copied from somewhere else

Between a quarter and a third of everything on the web is copied from somewhere else | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of junk on the web. There is also a lot of good stuff on the web. And then there is the stuff that’s been lifted from the good and dropped amid the dross—the aggregation, the block-quotes, the straight-off copy-paste jobs.


The extent of that duplication now has a number: according to Matt Cutts, a long time Google search engineer who developed Google’s family-friendly “SafeSearch” filter and who now leads Google’s web spam team, “something like 25% or 30% of the web’s content is duplicate content.”


That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Not all of the duplication is plagiarized or hastily created traffic-seeking junk. Examples of inoffensive duplication include quotes from blogs that link back to the original blog, or the thousands of pages of technical manuals scattered across the web that are updated with small changes but remain largely the same..


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25%-30% sometimes seems low; but then again, I do hate to find some splogger with my stuff so my ire may seem to weight those numbers.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:47 AM

Fascinating research and interesting reading for all content producers.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 19, 2013 4:26 AM
Yes, we have become the copy-paste generation because of the Internet! This, in itself makes it necessary to avoid plagiarism! A number of Universities in the US have disqualified researches that have had plagiarism issues.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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To all the young journalists asking for advice....

To all the young journalists asking for advice.... | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Dear budding journalist,

Thanks very much for your email! I’m always happy to meet just about anybody, and would love to find some time to have that coffee with you.

Of course I’m also very flattered by the lovely things you said about me, and about how you’d love to have a career in journalism where you might be able to do the kind of thing that I do.

But you won’t. The job I’m doing now was inconceivable when I was your age, and, similarly, if you’re lucky enough to have done well in this industry by the time you’re my age (I’m 42), then you’ll almost certainly be doing something which almost nobody today could foresee....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 10:53 PM

Felix Salmon takes a somewhat discouraging but realistic look at the prospects for journalism. One thing for sure, it will continue changing quickly and always be evolving and it is most definitely a "calling" and not a ticket to big-money.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival

Announcing the 2015 #TwitterFiction Festival | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Fiction lovers rejoice: we’ve got the lineup of featured authors for the third Twitter Fiction Festival (@TwFictionFest), taking place May 11-15. As before, we’re working alongside the ...
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The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015.

The one decision we all make constantly. Or why we must curate or die in 2015. | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

To be visible online, we're caught between a rock and a hard place: we have to publish more and we have to publish better. We must curate or die.

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New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books ebook subscription, Neilsen, Subscriptions Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services like Scribd, Oyster, or Kindle Unlimited,

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Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best

Research shows median income for all authors is now below $5,000, though ‘hybrid’ authors who use both traditional and self-publishing are doing best | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Almost a third of published authors make less than $500 (£350) a year from their writing, according to a new survey, with around a half of writers dissatisfied with their writing income.

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Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica?

Is Wikipedia More Biased Than Encyclopædia Britannica? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
By identifying politically biased language in Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia , Feng Zhu hopes to learn whether professional editors or open-sourced experts provide the most objective entries.
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Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose

Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?


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Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle

Take Your Lukewarm Copy & Make It Sizzle | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Sensory words are an easy and reliable way to hook your reader. Use them whenever you need to persuade your reader -- here's 100 words to get you started.
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A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors?

A Delicate Balance: Can Blurb Become All Things To All Authors? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
For close to 10 years, Blurb has been a go-to source of high-production family albums and gift-quality photo books. The San Francisco platform now recommends a "Dream Team" of specialists, in an at...

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From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads

From viral to longform: Why the Huffington Post has set its sights on long reads | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
HuffPo UK editor Stephen Hull explains how the trend for longform is developing as online publishers seek to distance themselves from the 'viral' label

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AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014 | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
AbeBooks' Most Expensive Book Sales from 2014 run the gamut from Marx to Gandhi and more.
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New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader

New AAP Stats Show that Reports of the Demise of Paperbacks Were Greatly Exaggerated - The Digital Reader | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The American Association of Publishers announced today that the US ebook market, or rather the segment tracked by AAP member publishers, saw moderate growth in the first 8 months of 2014. Trade revenues for the 1,209 publishers who submit data to the AAP were up 4.4% so far this year ($4.2 billion to $4.3 billion), …

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10 ways to Repurpose Content for more efficient Content Marketing

Want to see how we repurposed THIS content? Learn more at http://www.lean-labs.com/repurpose-content If you create fresh content for every channel you market i…

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 5, 2014 2:06 PM

Lots of great tips in that efficient and short presentation. Practical and accessible: you could put some of these tips in practice this week. 

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Here is a ebook on Re-purposing Content: http://campaigns.yorkecommunications.com/ebook-repurposing-content
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?”

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Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:31 PM

Inspiring -- not only for writers, but all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 22, 2014 10:36 PM

Inspiring --  for all sorts of creative types.


I especially enjoyed the parts about designing creative environments, feeling foolish in a culture that isn't exactly welcoming to creative types, and comparing the productive guiding of creative folks to that of a psychoanalyst.

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The battle: original vs aggregated content

The battle: original vs aggregated content | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The battle: original vs aggregated content. From PR Week
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:44 PM

The description of "aggregated content" sounds a lot like content curation... To me, aggregating is much more like scraping. However, there are good points in here.

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Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing?

Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Recently a literary festival asked me to appear on a panel of regional 'Women Writers.' I'm early enough in my career as a novelist that I'm damned grateful to be invited anywhere, but the panel title gave me pause....
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Content Marketing Case Study: How To Increase Traffic 272% In 30 Days (Without Spending A Penny)

Content Marketing Case Study: How To Increase Traffic 272% In 30 Days (Without Spending A Penny) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
CASE STUDY: How to write a post that receives 10,199 visits in 30 days without spending a penny.

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malek's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:59 PM

The skyscraping approach is down to earth, yet highly challening

  • How to find proven content ideas
  • How to identify (and leverage) content weaknesses
  • How to drive thousands of people to your site without spending a penny
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Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books

Americans still spend just as much on print books as e-books | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The gap between what consumers spend on books v. e-books is less than a dollar.

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Who Reads Science Fiction?

Who Reads Science Fiction? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Surveys have become my friend, and provided me with an answer to a very important question: who reads science fiction? (Who reads Science Fiction?


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Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS

Vermont Helps Shape New Era of the Library | Idea Lab | PBS | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
What s the purpose of the library? It s an interesting question when you consider it. In a day and age when information is not only prevalent but personalized, making even the once-common encyclopedia collection irrelevant, what role do libraries play in their communities today? It s a q...
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Young read more books than older generation, research finds

Young read more books than older generation, research finds | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Study of American millenials finds 88% of the under-30s read at least one book a year, compared to 79% of their elders Continue reading...

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Yeah, youth!

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Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk

Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Guest Blogging Works Because
Guest blogging is not dead and most likely it will never die. We have the proof coming right from a guest blog post on Google. We also have proof from fiends at SalesForce who BLEW UP their blog by asking for guest posts.

SalesForce published 54% of the time from guests last year and their blog traffic went through the roof. Even better, they made more money. Strange that Matt Cutts would suggest sticking a fork in guest blogging when Google continues to ask guests to blog.

Guest blogging works, when done right, because your guest brings their social network to your content. This "friends of friends" marketing idea is at the core of our Startup Factory funded startup. Curagami believes in the power of THEIR content on your digital assets.

So, when Google's talk is one way and walk is another GO WITH THEIR WALK. And in the case of guest blogging Google's walk supports guest blogging.



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The best thing for books is more power to Amazon

The best thing for books is more power to Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon used to set the prices people paid for ebooks. Almost everyone, even the big publishers, would be better off if they got it back.
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The Escher Girls DMCA Story

The Escher Girls DMCA Story | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images)....


...other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

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This post covers the beginnings of the story and the updates or ending of the story is here. I post this not as a means of bullying any artist or copyright holder, nor of any blogger, etc., but as a means of understanding intellectual property issues, especially as they are involved in web or self-publishing works.

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E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon

E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
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E-Books War To Intensify Between Apple And Amazon
Bidness Etc
Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Friday confirmed acquisition of book recommendation service Book Lamp in an attempt to apparently boast its e-books sales.

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