I discovered a new blog called Blogging Jewish Philanthropy by (hat tip Tactical Philanthropy blog). This post titled "To My Readers: Avoiding Plagiarism, Understanding the Creative Commons License" made some great points about giving attribution in blog posts beyond a link. Basically, use quotes to distinguish your words from the author words. Here are the points made by the author Maya Norton
- Put my words in quotes if you are quoting text directly
- Cite me by name, journal title, and the URL of the post (Maya Norton, The New Jew: Blogging Jewish Philanthropy, www…)
- Leave me a message or send me an e-mail letting me know that you have done so– if we have the same interests, I would like to get to know you
In addition, for photos in flickr, link back to the photo page and the license, although latter isn't required but nice to promote CC
Also, when you find a link to something, it is a good idea (not required) to give Linktribution a term coined by Cogdog Alan Levine (hope I spelled it right this time). That is if you didn't discovered the link but you discovered through another blogger, give them acknowledgment. See my example in the first sentence above.
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