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Confirming what many have suspected, a HP Labs study finds that the most popular bloggers aren’t the most original. But they do have a knack for swiping material from other, lesser-known blogs. Amit Asaravala reports for Wired News but manages to leave out how one of […]

Confirming what many have suspected, a HP Labs study finds that the most popular bloggers aren’t the most original. But they do have a knack for swiping material from other, lesser-known blogs. Amit Asaravala reports for Wired News but manages to leave out how one of his colleagues is swiping ideas from the Blogsphere, and has made a career out of doing this. Reporters, apparently are always original.

By Om Malik

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  1. Where’s the study?

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  2. well i just added a link to it. check it out. cheers

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  3. Excellent link Om. I’ll have to play around with that a little more.

    I notice getting swiped at MobileTracker a lot. I half think I’m just paranoid, but it gets annoying. Constantly seeing site XYZ posting the same story 2-4 hours after me. Never a link.

    Gizmodo was great at this after I said some thing about Nick Denton…

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  4. You should see how often breaking insider broadband news, speed and pricing changes are swiped from our forums without a reference…..

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  5. Oh and here’s the link to the Wired article by Amit. I assume you meant to link to it rather than just Wired News.

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  6. Plagiarising blogs

    Wired News reports that the several well connected blogs just lift material from lesser-known blogs and pass it off as their own without attribution. I think attribution is not just about good etiquette, its about honesty.The most-read webloggers aren’…

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