The long and winding road of magnetic curtains.
Chris Burns writes: These curtains are pretty neat. They have magnets in them
so that they can be formed into many different shapes, making them pretty Feng Shui.
But that’s not what this entry is about. This entry is about blog citation.
When blogging, it is common courtesy to site your source(s) when posting a news article or item that you’ve found on a webpage (as opposed to writing a story or taking a photograph on your own).
Quite often stories will be posted many times, in many different blogs. Take for instance this Magnetic Curtain story: when I first lay eyes on it, I found it on the blog of rap artist/producer Kanye West*. Next, I discovered it on BoingBoing,
with a later date.
Had BoingBoing been scooped by Kanye West? Yes!
Who had the real scoop? Who was really first to post? I began searching
entries for connections:
BoingBoing sites their source as Geekologie
who site their source as YankoDesign
who site their source as MocoLoco
who’ve apparently gotten the real scoop (along with Kanye?) from the Swiss designer himself, Florian Kräutli.
*Kanye West sites his source as Florian Kräutli also, without listing his webpage, which is here. Does Kanye have this inside information? Or is he not citing sources at all? Check out how many of his posts match BoingBoing and Geekologie and say what you think.
It is all, of course, just politics.