5 People Accused of Twagiarism (and How to Avoid Being Number 6)

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Nov 7, 2013 7:45:00 AM

To the uninitiated, Twitter might seem to be something of a free for all, with people copying and sharing what others have said with little regard for attribution.

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Ethical Publishing: Tackling the Rise of Predatory Journals

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 2, 2013 10:33:00 AM

morrisplanbankPseudo Journals and Fake Banks, What Publishers Can Learn

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CTRL-V - Plagiarism in the News - Issue 3

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Oct 4, 2012 5:38:00 AM

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Copyright Infringement Issues from Pinterest Pinning

Posted by David Rothschild on Apr 11, 2012 3:19:00 PM

pinterest logoFrom a search engine ranking perspective, social media sites tend to do well because they promote sharing content among users.  Pinterest, the newest craze in social media, doesn’t exactly seem to fit into the same mold. Users are more often than not “pinning” images that are not theirs to post, an act that is viewed by many as plagiarism, and potentially seen by stock photography agencies as copyright infringement.

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Pressure to Publish: What is Causing Research and Publishing to Change?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Oct 12, 2011 10:39:00 AM
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Is Digital Content Self-Correcting Through Crowdsourced Peer Review?

Posted by David Rothschild on Oct 4, 2011 9:04:00 AM

crowdsourced peer reviewOne of the most valuable tools that bloggers and digital content publications use as a source for edits is their user community. When a writer or organization either doesn’t have the resources for a standard editor or can’t cover the sheer volume of published works, they can  turn to their readers to point out grammatical errors, perform fact checking, and even scan content for cases of plagiarism.

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Social Content: Can the Originals be Lost in the Chatter?

Posted by David Rothschild on Sep 22, 2011 5:21:00 PM

content pollenationJoseph Esposito from the ‘Scholarly Kitchen’ wrote an interesting piece on social media and the evolution of the ‘fixed text.’ He analyzes the newly dynamic nature of the social web; from edits within Wikipedia to comments on a blog to multifaceted posts on Google Plus. Essentially, we are moving away from a time when a piece of content was easily defined, with a convenient start and finish.

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Plagiarism: Who Really Knows About It and Who Cares?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Jul 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM
Plagiarist Targeted Scholar
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Should Facebook Provide Plagiarism Checking Tools?

Posted by Robert Creutz on May 11, 2011 4:00:00 AM

The Washington Post recently publisheiStock 000008009190XSmalld an article that cited a plagiarism study from Turnitin.  Essentially, Turnitin scanned 40 million student papers and then took a survey of where the majority of the online duplicate content matches came from. 

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A New Age of Curation in Journalism

Posted by David Rothschild on Mar 16, 2011 12:53:00 PM

network resized 600Mashable.com published a very interesting article on the growing phenomenon of journalistic curation.  A curator is someone who acts as a medium between journalists / publications and readers. 

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