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He Stole My Tweet

I didn't want to make a big deal out of this but since I have nothing else to write about. Let's deal with it already!

He Stole My Tweet (Plagiarism)

When you don't find me on the blogosphere, I am probably on Twitterville. I like to tweet and read tweets. Doing that stirs my mind to think up words with just 140 characters. It inspires my creativity. Yup!

So yesterday, I was "stirring" my mind on Twitter. It was so much fun until. . .  I found a tweet I once posted verbatim, it was posted by another handle (person). I screamed!

I posted at 8:08 AM
He posted at 8:28 AM
I screamed for three reasons:

1. The guy didn't acknowledge me. That's plagiarism!
2. The guy got many more retweets than I did. Ouch!
3. It is not one of those tweets you see around. It's very personal because I thought it through!

MORAL LESSON: Plagiarism is painful. It hurts the originator of the work or idea. Please, let's acknowledge the words/works of those we use everyday. (I also speak to myself).

And that's how this guy stole my tweet and got many more RTs (retweets) than I did. Should I be happy?

See what some tweephearts said:
Lol. Yeah, right!

So what do you think? Ever had a similar experience?

Posted by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
Follow on Twitter: @Amakamedia

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Chioma Dike said...

Lmaoooo. That's a normal thing. Just forget it. It happens.

KayCee Blunt said...

Plagiarism is everywhere on social media. nobody cares who thought it out first. Wait til you find someone who stole your blogpost verbatim.

Amole John said...

Plagiarism is violation of intellectual property rights and is considered as a crime. It is like stealing other persons property and claiming it as your own. It even discourages somebody's thinking and learning ability of a person. Forgive him anyway

Amakamedia said...

Did you say "normal"? Smh. That everyone does it doesn't make it right.

Amakamedia said...

I will sue that 'someone' straight! Why do you think I have a barrister on my blogosphere. Barr. Bola will take up the case!

Amakamedia said...

Exactly, Johnny!

But I actually have actually forgiven him. lol. I only wanted to point out something. Thanks. ;)

Gloria Okaimam said...

Very painful, have experienced it a lot of times. People should learn to live by rules..


Glowyshoe said...

Amaka urs is a tweet i bumped into someone who dowload a full page post from my blog and never acknowledged..i sighed and forgot abt it.. Just forgt it..with time all this will be forgone stories


Tomi 'Molola said...

Lol it is painful indeed. But look at the bright side like that person said. "your words inspired 40+ people. It sucks tho. I have an impostor on that same twitter. This person has my picture as avatar and uses my former handle. Can you imagine? Even had the guts to follow me! I've blocked and reported as spam countless times but twitter has done nothing about it. Smh

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Obiri Yaw said...

We all plagiarize. No one is exempted. starting from stealing dps. lol

lindaspears said...

hehehehehe. . . Amaka, you are funny. And you made a post about it. Is there anything you can't blog about? spare the dude jare.

Bukola A said...

lol. Pele. Plagiarism is a very bad thing, indeed. As usual, you can quote some parts from a work but, quite different, is to "copy" others' ideas without any reference or acknowledgement whatsoever. Just let it go

Bukola A said...

lol. somehow this is true

vicky said...

very annoying and feels really hurtful, can't just get why some people are like that

vicky said...

http://kambishares.blogspot.com/2015/06/news-3-happy-news-i-found-this-week.html ;)

blogoratti said...

Happens all the time, hey its social media after all.

ayanbajo ajibike said...

Well i believe plagiarism is bad, i feel bad too, but someone has used my blog content tooo before though he asked for permission but he had already posted it before sending me a mail, i felt bad so i knw how you feel, but this is just a tweet, so i dn't think its a big deal

bolateethole.blogspot.com said...

hahahahah! omg..this is funny.this is an example of monkey dey work bamboo dey chop.you have to live with it.linda ikeji posts peiple content and she get paid more than the originator! you see life! live with it....hahahah besides this is NIgeria where bullshit works

bolateethole.blogspot.com said...

am at your service my lady

just that our IP law is watery in Nigeria

E Rella said...

Amaka you are funny oo, it sounds as if you were crying when you saw it. Forgive him abeg.

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