[Air-L] etiquette for reusing or reposting blog posts

Eric Goldman egoldman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 11:47:26 PDT 2008

I realize this isn't about etiquette per se, but some venues don't like to
repost content that has already been posted elsewhere online because, as
part of its anti-search engine spam initiatives, Google may downgrade a
website's PageRank for having "duplicate content."  Eric.
Eric Goldman
Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
Director, High Tech Law Institute
egoldman at gmail.com
Personal website: http://www.ericgoldman.org
Blogs: http://blog.ericgoldman.org and http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Alex Halavais <alex at halavais.net> wrote:

> I would tend to doubt that there is a blogosphere-wide standard of
> etiquette here (or on most matters, for that matter). I suspect that
> most people indicate that the post appears in multiple places, at
> least on the less-viewed blog. In some cases, they might also turn off
> comments in one place to try to concentrate conversation. In others,
> they might simply summarize what they have written something
> elsewhere.
> I've generally used my personal blog to toss everything into, and
> often posts that show up on my course blogs, project blogs, etc., go
> there too. I haven't been consistent in how, or if, I've noted this,
> but have done summaries and full posts, with and without cross-links.
> - Alex
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Lokman Tsui <lokman.tsui at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have been wondering about what the social online norms are for
> > reusing or reposting blog posts across different blogs.
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