Okay everybody lets have a little lesson today. Hopefully we will all use those big brains we all claim to have.
What is Plagiarism ? Good question. A lot of people seem confused on this matter, lets clear things up.
Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “purloining and publication” of another author's “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
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- Taking someone else’s work and claiming it is yours. -
Sagansense is just simply reblogging content that is either yours or not yours. Either way he is crediting the main source. Leaving links, adding content. Even if you didn’t even write the post he is still crediting the source of the post to YOU. And people are mad because their name doesn’t appear at the top? Half the time the content we are pushing is written by a science journalist from science.org or space.com so why is everybody complaining?
Now Tumblr posts are based by reblogs and notes. Who doesn’t love a few notes and thousands of reblogs? Everyone does. So this is a matter of jealously and resentment over who gets the credit or the most notes for a post that either is or isn’t an original piece of work.
The Science “community” if there is such a thing, should stick by their fellow science bloggers. Otherwise whats the point? Are we here to get on the Tumblr spotlight? Are we here to get a cute cat gif reblogged a thousand times? And be proud that our name is above it? No I am here to communicate science. A strong passion of mine. And for many others here on tumblr. All I care about is science. Not petty arguments over whose blog title is on what post. Take that crap to twitter or facebook. This is for education and communicating our shared interest in science to the public. Which is something sagansense does extremely well. Better than most. Now as sagansense put it
Without further adieu, onward with the SCIENCE….