THE WEB IS ATTRIBUTION
    How to make friends and influence people on the Internet
What is attribution?
What is attribution?
What is attribution?




I made this.
What is attribution?


He, she, or
they made
   this.
How do we attribute on
      the web?
How do we attribute on
      the web?


  http://
How do we attribute on
       the web?


   http://
every link is essentially
    an attribution
Why attribute on the
       web?
Why attribute on the
       web?
 It is ethical.

 It encourages accuracy.

 It aids research and builds on existing
 know...
WAYS TO ATTRIBUTE ON
      THE WEB
journalism: direct
    quotation
journalism: partial
    quotation
journalism: indirect
     quotation
blogs
blockquotes
aggregating posts
blog
aggregators
hat tip, via:
quoting yourself
to shorten or not
quoting visuals
embedding
    <object width="425"
    height="344"><param name="movie"
    value="http://www.youtube.com/v/
    bkjDrt2dav...
charts
wikipedia
wikipedia: footnotes
trackbacks
retweeting on twitter
retweeting on twitter
sharing from any
     website
facebook: attribution or
       referral?
facebook: attribution or
       referral?
EXTRA!

http://commons.wikimedia.org

http://search.creativecommons.org

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/
Case_Studies

ht...
COPY-PASTE KILLS
If the license allows, remix, reuse, recycle. But don’t forget to attribute.
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  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • An attribution is an acknowledgement that a person made this. It is a trace to the origin. It conveys the history of a piece of data or information, its lineage, its provenance.
  • Many, many hyperlinks, forward and backward, are attributions.
  • Many, many hyperlinks, forward and backward, are attributions.
  • A direct quotation faithfully reproduces a person&amp;#x2019;s exact statement within quotation marks.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • A partial quotation takes an exact phrase from a statement and uses it in the SAME context in which it was spoken.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • An indirect quotation paraphrases someone&amp;#x2019;s remarks without changing their meaning and attributes them to him or her, with a phrase like &amp;#x201C;according to Prince Charming&amp;#x201D; or &amp;#x201C;the officials said.&amp;#x201D;


    http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • On a blog, attributions occur in all kinds of ways, both as direct, indirect, and partial quotations, as well as links to other stories, photocredits, bylines, etc. We could say that a major part of the Web itself, being made up of hyperlinks, is essentially a huge aggregation of attributions. And this is why copy-paste and plagiarism on the Web is such a bad idea&amp;#x2014;a simple search and you&amp;#x2019;ll always be found out.


    http://lifehacker.com/5308542/skip-body-mass-index-for-health-measurements
  • A blockquote is a long passage quoted word for word form another source. On the web, as in print media, blockquotes are indented and not enclosed in quotation marks.
    http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • The blog Syria Comment aggregates stories from many sources, attributing them academically and with a link.
  • Global Voices is a blog aggregator. They attribute the blogs they cite with blockquote excerpts from the original post and links to the author&amp;#x2019;s blog.
  • Once I was attributed just for pointing to a new resource with a &amp;#x201C;hat tip,&amp;#x201D; a simple acknowledgement of where Beth Kanter found her information. It&amp;#x2019;s often important not just to link to the source you want but also to the person who told you about it. It pays forward a kind of Web karma.
    http://beth.typepad.com
  • In a kind of super meta-attribution, Gaurav Mishra catalogues the stories he&amp;#x2019;s quoted in and posts about them, to affirm or sometimes clarify what he said. Then, he posts the whole story in which he was quoted. This way, he makes sure that he&amp;#x2019;s properly attributed and also attributes the publications that cover what he says.



    gauravonomics.com/blog
  • Sometimes we can shorten links, sometimes it&amp;#x2019;s better not to. What&amp;#x2019;s your rationale for why Beth Kanter shortens in one instance but not in others? I&amp;#x2019;d say the shortened link is an unintelligble string (in fact, it is: http://wthashtag.com/transcript.php?page_id=2205&amp;start_date=2009-06-18&amp;end_date=2009-06-19&amp;export_type=HTML) and the other link, though long, is search-engine friendly and tells you who&amp;#x2019;s writing and what about.



    http://beth.typepad.com
  • How to Attribute on the Web

    1. 1. THE WEB IS ATTRIBUTION How to make friends and influence people on the Internet
    2. 2. What is attribution?
    3. 3. What is attribution?
    4. 4. What is attribution? I made this.
    5. 5. What is attribution? He, she, or they made this.
    6. 6. How do we attribute on the web?
    7. 7. How do we attribute on the web? http://
    8. 8. How do we attribute on the web? http:// every link is essentially an attribution
    9. 9. Why attribute on the web?
    10. 10. Why attribute on the web? It is ethical. It encourages accuracy. It aids research and builds on existing knowledge. It helps you build trust among your readers. It helps you build credibility among your peers.
    11. 11. WAYS TO ATTRIBUTE ON THE WEB
    12. 12. journalism: direct quotation
    13. 13. journalism: partial quotation
    14. 14. journalism: indirect quotation
    15. 15. blogs
    16. 16. blockquotes
    17. 17. aggregating posts
    18. 18. blog aggregators
    19. 19. hat tip, via:
    20. 20. quoting yourself
    21. 21. to shorten or not
    22. 22. quoting visuals
    23. 23. embedding <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ bkjDrt2davA&hl=en&fs=1&"></ param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ bkjDrt2davA&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
    24. 24. charts
    25. 25. wikipedia
    26. 26. wikipedia: footnotes
    27. 27. trackbacks
    28. 28. retweeting on twitter
    29. 29. retweeting on twitter
    30. 30. sharing from any website
    31. 31. facebook: attribution or referral?
    32. 32. facebook: attribution or referral?
    33. 33. EXTRA! http://commons.wikimedia.org http://search.creativecommons.org http://wiki.creativecommons.org/ Case_Studies http://www.archive.org/index.php
    34. 34. COPY-PASTE KILLS If the license allows, remix, reuse, recycle. But don’t forget to attribute.

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