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Several Little Things.

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 27, 2012 in Internet |

I don’t know whether you can call it damage limitation, or starting from scratch or whatever, but I’m going to be devoting a little bit of my free time to other Internet things for a while. Amongst which are reading other Blogs, websites and so on where there is a certain level of interaction. This is something that I’ve done regularly in the past but now, with the loss of connections, I’m going to intensify my actions!

Interestingly enough, I’ve discovered that the search engines are useless for this sort of thing. Google, for example, has a special search engine section just for weblogs, and it is pretty much hopeless. It shows, for example, only one Blog which links in to my Blog – there is a section on the WordPress interface especially for this function – and I know that there are considerably more. Alexa shows nearly two hundred and fifty, and that isn’t all of them either. There are several different ways around this: I can go straight to WordPress and scour the Blogs there, although searching there leaves much to be desired too, but that is very limiting. So I’m back with Technorati and going through their massive list of Blogs and trying my luck!

There are a couple of others too, but one at a time.

One change here that you will have noticed: I’ve brought back the Share options, but with a new plug in this time. Here I can have a Follow Me link on each page – to the right at the top, see? That goes to my RSS and to G+, which are probably the two most important links out. Then, at the base of each post more links to share. This method, I feel, is far safer than allowing all and sundry to cut and paste without any form of back link, without crediting me for my work. That won’t stop people, there are ways around every security device that can be built, but it works against the passerby, so to speak. The Share links are at the end of individual posts only, because having them on the front page, on all ten posts displayed is, to me, a clutter and doesn’t look good at all.

Anyway, I’m going to test it for a while and see how things go.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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4 Comments

  • Francois says:

    This method, I feel, is far safer than allowing all and sundry to cut and paste without any form of back link, without crediting me for my work. That won’t stop people, there are ways around every security device that can be built, but it works against the passerby, so to speak.

    Anyway, I’m going to test it for a while and see how things go.

    Sorry, the door was wide open.

  • Francois says:

    Honestly, it is so easy that blocking copy-paste is more of an annoyance for the legitimate user who wants to quote part of one of your articles to comment or share than a real deterrent for thieves and I would raise the same argument as for copy-protecting software:

    It never stopped a pirate but it does make life miserable for honest users.

    What has more value for you, getting credit or being read? My question is asked in earnest, I am not teasing or preaching. Depending on your answer, which could be anything including “both” and “neither”, you could install different plugins or javascript snippets that better serve your purpose.

    • viki says:

      The plug in only blocks one form of copy and paste and protects, more than anything else, the photographs and images used – although, as you know, there are ways to get at them too. What would be protected against is the taking of a complete article to be pasted into a commercial skimmer site. That happened to me quite recently where someone took a complete description from a post as their first paragraph and then added more to my work with commercial links which have nothing to do with me or my work at all.

      What the plug in effectively does is remind people that the work here is copyright. If they take it after that they’re showing clearly that they know it is theft but don’t really care. This argument is one I used to regain my work, or the rights to my work, recently. The Blog in question was closed completely.

      But no matter what you do, there will always be a way of getting around blocks. Many of the browsers allow this as well as the – as you know – copy functions most computers have built in. Is it worth having such a plug in which, in the end, isn’t as effective as it could be? To a certain extent yes, simply because the copyright information is shown when someone tries to copy right in the middle of the screen, it can’t be not seen.

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