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Tweet Theft: What To Do When You’re Being Plagiarized On Twitter

Have you ever sent out a tweet you were particularly proud of, one that was well-crafted, with the optimum number of characters, that garnered a significant number of retweets and replies?

Have you ever then seen that same tweet posted verbatim on someone else’s Twitter feed, without credit?

Turns out, plagiarism is a pernicious problem in more arenas than the literary world.

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Latest Case Of Plagiarism Not Tolerated On Twitter

It’s been a rough past couple of hours for Josh Linkner, whose Twitter profile describes as a “New York Times Bestselling Author and CEO of @DVPtweets on a mission to make the world more creative.” Why? A piece he published with Fast Company a few days ago, The Dirty Little Secret of Overnight Successes, started out by using the opening paragraphs of Chris Dixon’s March 16 blog post, The Myth of the Overnight Success, and did not attribute it to Chris in any way. The Twitterverse is aghast.
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