To me, writing about a link from someone’s blog requires the same ethical rules as writing about a link you saw on engadget or cool hunting. *Add to the thought instead of plagarizing, and make sure to credit them. That way, they have only to gain by you blogging about their link.]]>
I actually have been meaning to write about this stuff myself. del.icio.us is just one example of publicly exposed data-blogging (if you will). I think something like Netflix friends (and the open queue that comes with it) also applies. Is it appropriate to bring up a movie that you saw on someone’s queue with them or do you need to wait until they talk about it?]]>
Jen: When it comes to del.icio.us I think it’s pretty open ended whether a source needs to be mentioned. Of course it’s always nice to refer back to where a link was found. Ya, I luv getting referrals back to my blog when something is mentioned too. It’s cool knowing someone else shares the same enthusiasm for an idea.
Caren x2: The difference being that I initiated the idea from my observations on flickr as opposed to copying the idea from someone else…
Christina: I haven’t checked my mail box for a couple days – I’ll be sure to go by it tonight!]]>
p.s. Has my package arrived yet?]]>
Usually I credit the person in my network who I found the link from. Occasionally I’m not able to do that because I like to include notes about what I find interesting from the link itself and I run out of room.
Conversely, I’m always psyched when people pick up links from me and give me credit as the source. I love having trusted authority status!
ps- Michael, I find lots of great links through you!]]>
Does it matter where you found the information? You found it, talk about it!]]>