[Air-L] etiquette for reusing or reposting blog posts
Lois Ann Scheidt
lscheidt at indiana.edu
Fri Jul 25 04:29:43 PDT 2008
Aggregation bring in a very interesting wrinkle to the discussion.
They are, in essence, a passive way of appropriating posts, in that the
addition of the rss feed to the aggregators cue is initially made by a
human being but after that all posts flow without intervention. In
short, it is possible for a blog to be added to an aggregator without
the writers knowledge and for their posts to regularly be presented on
the aggregation site without the writers knowledge or approval. Of
course, since the initial feed was public, and most aggregation sites
clearly attribute the posts to the proper blog the author is cited. So
the real issues become ones of ethics and audience.
As with all of the angles on this discussion...more research is necessary.
Lois Ann Scheidt
Doctoral Student - School of Library and Information Science, Indiana
University, Bloomington IN USA
Adjunct Instructor - School of Informatics, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN USA and
IUPUC, Columbus IN USA
Quoting Robert Cannon <rcannon100 at yahoo.com>:
> People do it all the time. Look at CIRCLEID as an example. Most of
> the posts there are also posted to the individuals blogs. Different
> blogs have different audiences - some are more personal - others are
> clear communities surrounding specific topics of interest. Sometimes
> people try out version 1.0 on there personal blog and then post
> version 2.0 on a community like CIRCLEID
> I will say this as an aggregator. I know some people who post 100%
> of their personal stuff on a collective blog -- after a while of
> filtering through the duplicate posts, I detect it and drop the
> personal blog from my aggregation.
> There is a frequency-to-noise ratio issue. Duplicates become noise.
> People will seek to filter the noise if it becomes a problem.
> Cybertelecom :: Federal Internet Law & Policy
> --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Lokman Tsui <lokman.tsui at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Lokman Tsui <lokman.tsui at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [Air-L] etiquette for reusing or reposting blog posts
>> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>> Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 2:33 PM
>> Hi all,
>> I have been wondering about what the social online norms
>> are for
>> reusing or reposting blog posts across different blogs.
>> Let's say you have a personal blog and also contribute
>> to a group blog
>> - under what circumstance would it be okay to reuse a post
>> you wrote
>> for one blog for the other blog, assuming the post is
>> relevant for
>> both blogs?
>> When do you integrally copy the post, and when do you write
>> a summary
>> linking to the original post? Are there other ways to deal
>> with this?
>> Is this something considered not done at all?
>> What are people's experiences and feelings on this?
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