What’s the difference between snake oil and snake venom?
Let’s recap the week.
Leigh Durst goes off on people stealing her hard earned, labor intensive work
Peter Kim laments the plague of plagiarism
David Armano discusses how to spot social media snake oil
Olivier Blanchard has called foul on bogus social media experts
Valeria Maltoni interviews Jonathan Bailey, the topic? Plagiarism Today
I wrote about Social Media might be free, but I’m not…
Are you sensing a trend here? I am. That, my friend is what you call venom. Oddly enough, none of the above posts were precipitated by the other. They all came out on their own, out of anger and frustration. And if I had taken more time, I probably would have found more posts. Even more telling, is what you see in the comments. A lot of comments. More anger, more frustration.
I’m not sure I have a sure fire solution for any of these posts but I have a feeling that the days of wine and roses may be slowly coming to an end in some respects. If not an end, it certainly won’t be flowing like the wine at a Roman Bacchanalia. Content will be locked down more. Ideas and thoughts may not be so readily provided or shared as they once were.
Fortunately though, I have a feeling that Snake oil vendors will have a harder time of proving themselves. On the other hand, as I have experienced somewhat, we will have a harder time of climbing out of the hole that the purveyors of snake oil have dug for us with once burned clients.
I do have a feeling though, that this only the beginning, and that a larger backlash may be at hand. What to do about it is the question. A governing body? A policing body? I’m not sure. The floor is yours…
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