JUST SHARING OR PLAGIARISM?

Picture used as example from Facebook today by Cathy Jackson.

I can honestly say that I was shocked to my core last night, making me so upset and contemplating removing myself from all social media as I just cannot deal with this amount of unnecessary distress.

I will share with you the comment that was posted on my wall for everyone to read!  It is still there with all the comments, I was going to remove it but my daughter said any publicity is good publicity when you have done nothing wrong.  She was also the first person to see it on my wall so very upsetting for her also, I was then contacted by many friends showing their support.

As you can imagine if something like that was posted on your wall you would be upset.  I had no idea what so ever what she was talking about so asked her.  It was a picture with a written quote on it and no name that was in one of my picture folders on Facebook, I had to search through to find it.  I had obviously shared it when it came up on my wall from somebody else, I cannot remember who or when and looked through my page on Facebook but could not find it.  I deleted it from my picture folder immediately and responded back to her.

My points in all this today as have a clearer and less upset head are:

You should not write this on someone’s wall.

You should not immediately accuse someone until you know the facts.

If you do not want something shared then DO NOT put it on Facebook.

So we now have the issue of, should we share these appealing quotes and pictures when seen on social media?  This is just a few on Pinterest.

We all know there are millions of them on the web, many with no name so what do we do, ignore and delete them?  Share them and just hope for the best?

If someone shared a quote and pretty picture I had made up I would feel so proud that it was liked enough to share with their friends.

This is obviously a mine field and I am very sure that most people would not act like this person did to me.  Can you imagine the awful consequences that could occur if myself or anybody was at a very low point in their life at that moment, a comment like that could send them over the edge, it sickens me that people still only think about themselves and no thought or empathy with anybody else.

At the end of the day it was just a picture of a bird with a written sentence on it that she had put on Facebook.

All very unnecessary. 

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6 thoughts on “JUST SHARING OR PLAGIARISM?

  1. I wouldn’t worry about her, Karen. It happens at least once for all of us if we have been on the internet for any length of time. When I put up my Friday Quotes or something else I’ve made up, I always put my blog address on them. And hope that people share them like crazy! She was probably having a bad day herself and took it out on you. Rude of her, but just shrug it off and keep doing what you’re doing. You’re fine. 🙂

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  2. Karen, this is awful darling, what a spiteful woman. If someone doesn’t want anyone else to post it why have a share button?!!! Try not to let her upset you anymore- you have done the right thing by contacting her so you can’t do more to appease her. Everyone else is on your side, not that bitchy woman. Love Gillian xxxx

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  3. Oh man, Karen! I sure do empathize with this. I had something similar happen to me years ago and I spun about it for days. I share memes all the time without posting a source and I never think about it. Years ago an attorney friend told me I should never post a photo to my blog that wasn’t obtained with copyright permission. After that I started using my own personal photos in my blog posts, but my Facebook wall is filled with things I have passed along without stressing where they came from. I’m sorry for the stress this person caused with their unnecessary comment. Hang in there!

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