Oh Hi Becky Farmville Tweet Goes Viral – Business Insider
Here’s What Happens When Your Joke Goes Massively Viral On Twitter
Jul. 15, 2014, 10:57 AM 798,639 40
Man, I wish Scott hadn’t used the F word in his original tweet. However, I think that we can still use this as a really relevant case study on plagiarism (with a little, um, censorship).
The gist is this: a random guy tweets something funny. Other people steal his tweet and repost it as though it were their own. Even famous people. One comedian even accuses Scott of plagiarizing him.
Scott’s thoughts on the experience are fascinating- I loved that he said that he doesn’t understand how people can read something, relate to it, and then say “yup, that’s mine now,” without giving one thought to how it effects the person who created it.
I think that this example is so much easier for kids to “get” than what we’ve used in the past. I love it. It’s mine now — with proper attribution, of course. 🙂