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Friday, January 05, 2007

blog-stalking

I've been syndicated. Is that the correct term? I was googling my name and the term "blog" last night (trying to determine if someone could find my blog if they didn't know the URL) and I found various entries of mine on a cycling blog site. That's a bit scary -- makes me think about what personal information I really want to disclose to the cyber-world.

8 Comments:

At 1/05/2007 9:41 AM, Blogger Tony Rocha said...

Where do I get me of them there stalkers?

Be sure not to geotag the photos in your Flickr account that you took at home!

 
At 1/05/2007 9:46 AM, Blogger velogirl said...

no flicker site for me. and all the personal photos stay on the computer or the phone (not the net).

 
At 1/05/2007 11:18 AM, Blogger Flandria said...

make sure you read the rules of blogging...

like don't use real names, be vague but people who know you will understand, no personal phone, address etc...

welcome to blog land...

 
At 1/05/2007 6:09 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

good advice, flandria. I'm vague to the point of being cryptic. but if I don't post my phone number, how will hot men call me?

 
At 1/06/2007 9:14 AM, Blogger Chris said...

You definitely have to be careful what you disclose.

 
At 1/06/2007 10:48 AM, Blogger lauren said...

people who really want to can find you. we're all everywhere.

information super highway.

some dude called me last week about an editorial i wrote in a local paper a few weeks back - and my name and # aren't even listed.

i'm not really lauren. i'm catwoman.

 
At 1/06/2007 8:52 PM, Blogger Shawn Kielty said...

I am not very paranoid -- as you might notice. But I am not a woman, and so far I haven't had any bad experiences. Occasionally I freak when I think someone recognizes me.

I grew up here, I ran a business for five years. I am known to people here that I don't remember.

Personally, I think that the thing you are calling "syndication" isn't that at all, but rather a blatant violation of your inherent copyright. Syndication is what you do when you make your content available to the world via some mechanisms like rss or xml. It's when I make my cartoons available for paid use on a national scale through some service or agency like AP or Rueters.

When someone else makes your content available -- i.e. publishes it without paying you --I think that's a crime -- or at least worthy of civil penalties. You should get paid.

They're using the quality of what you do -- to attract hits to their site for whatever reason.

It's wrong. At the very minimum -- if your not getting credit for it it's plaguerism. If you are getting credit for it, it's possible that you are being referenced in a way that is "fair use."

Even if someone publishes your post in entirety and gives you credit, imagine for a minute that they were the NY times or National Geographic. Wouldn't you have an expectation of getting paid pretty well if your photo was going to be the cover of NG? Or if your blog post was republished on some one else's blog or site?

When I commented on your blog, while you were away on 12/30 ..., I got an automated response from your (xxxxxxxxx.com) email, which revealed to me your name and your email -- which might be more than you might want to reveal to a stranger. I would be more careful, if you are concerned about that.

 
At 1/07/2007 5:47 AM, Blogger gwadzilla said...

it is weird

there is a point where you are no longer anonymous

we want people to read
we do not want people to read

people can puzzle it all together

but then again

there are the White Pages

 

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