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I don’t reblog very often. When I do it’s mostly because it’s something that really interests me. However even sites like Gizmodo or Lifehacker will take stories found somewhere else and write another article about it. This in and off itself isn’t much of an issue.
The issue lies in the fact that Lifehacker wrote about someone else’s article, in turn someone else writes about the Lifehacker article, then another person writes about that article. Instead of original thought or words there are huge amounts of people that are regurgitating information and creating a buzz. The problem lies in the fact that the original author often times do not get credit, the credit goes to the large sites. This is a great misfortune since the only way to find out where the true information comes from is by chasing link through link. That is if the chain of attribution is intact during the whole line along the way.
If you are a reblogger, please write something original. I would say write something original most of the time. Put your words and voice into someone else’s story, but also tell one of your own.