Warning: Blogs Can Be Infectious

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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 his colleagues is swiping ideas from the Blogsphere, and has made a career out of doing this. Reporters, apparently are always original.

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Jon Gales

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.

Karl

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

Jon Gales

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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