Mondays are the hardest days for me to write. Between getting back into the week and realizing that I'm already behind, it's a bit challenging to get a post done on Monday. All of this franticness doesn't keep me from spending a bit of time on Google Reader. Since I can't be productive with writing, the very least I can do is send along some interesting tidbits. Ask our Giving Guru: Katya Andresen on the 6 most miserable mistakes of social marketing. John McCain and Lindsey Graham Visit The Citadel. Pecha Kucha Night in Beaufort, 8 October 2009. Twenty Percent of Tweets mention Brands or Products.
Virginia Quarterly Review. What really bothers me, and this is probably fodder for a much longer future post, is that the author and some of the commenters seem to diminish the dishonesty of this plagiarism. Towards the bottom of the article, Chris Anderson responds via email and make a few statements that are unbelievable, such as:You can check out the full story over at the
- As you’ll note, these are mostly on the margins of the book’s focus, mostly on historical asides, but that’s no excuse. If it's not an excuse, don't try to make it one. Don't try to diminish the dishonesty by noting that the plagiarized content is "historical asides."
- I think what we’ll do is publish those notes after all, online as they should have been to begin with. The real question here is, if VQR or another site didn't find this information, would you be publishing the full notes?
- All those are my screwups after we decided not to run notes as planned, due to my inability to find a good citation format for web sources… WTF? Couldn't find a decent citation format?
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