Monday, January 28, 2008

Alert bloggers

I was just checking the Technorati authority of my blog and came across this link...

This blog: http://tatanano.sempros.net seems to be brewing some trouble... I saw a whole long compilation of articles in reference to the Tata Nano car, but the credits go haywire.

I, for one, have not been credited, and someone else, infact two people, are said to have written an interesting post: Do we need one car each? (and so on) which I posted on this blog merely two days back...

As in, at one place it says : "Bob Holland wrote an interesting post today on.....'Do we need one car each? (and so on) and at the other, it goes like this: "Jalopnik: Obsessed With The Cult Of Cars wrote an interesting post today on... Do we need one car each? (and so on) A monologue with the government, or those in power
(This link leads to the article on orato.com and also the link, Read here, but who are Bob Holland and Jalopnik???)

After the on, there's no mention of any website, or any link.

I expect it should be Gauri Gharpure instead of Bob Holland or Jalopnik, is my name that difficult to spell? There seems to be a whole lot of jhol not just with my post, but with many other compilations which deal with any kind of reference to the Tata Nano car in this blog...

If a user is keeping an eye on the net and noting any reference to this blog- Tata Nano on wordpress, whether for some organization or for personal inclinations, The introduction should be "XYZ submitted this interesting post by another XYZ"... Also, the link should be clearly specified as also what is the sense behind these compilations...

Fellow readers, if you have the time and inclination please help and advise as to what exactly this blog is up to. At least, if you are possessive of your work, get a bit more cautious with this little bizzare business...

-Gauri Gharpure

10 comments:

sunny_raju said...

Hmm its very agonising when some one else gets credit for our work. but still its ur work u shld b proud of it, and from now on u know, sorry we know, how to b careful.learning experience

bluebutterfly said...

so first off my very first visit here .... just read the very first post ... its bad when people do that ....cant you like comment or something saying its my work and post that nice green pink copyright thingy you have on your blog ....but anyways ... we know its your work !!!

p.s. though you might not be a big movie buff ... but you have schindler's list in your column ... thats awesome ... !!!!
good enought for me to blog roll you ... not that i would no have if you did not have it in teh list ... but this is a cherry on the top ....i do this btw... write continuously whatever my mind says ... well then you might not find my writng style so great after all
anyways now i am going to shut up ...
bye

Fitèna said...

Am afraid I have no idea what you're talking about! lol! I guess I have been away from the blogsphere too long!
Here, I wanted to thank you fro dropping by a while back!
Am glad you loved the post!
Very best regards!
Fitèna

S Ramanathan said...

i guess all we can do is hope it does not happen the next time...i have heard a similar thing from some frnds too....! all of US, beware!!!

pandia said...

hey why dont u protect ur content with copyscape....( u can look at the bottom of my blog for the link or just google it out)
so that in case somebody does pirate u, u can submit with proof, to the forum u have been talking abt

dharmabum said...

hey chodiye ji, is all i can think of now.

u know, the vedas and al - nobody knows who wrote them. even the ancient rishis say they just 'knew' them, and so do not take credit.

and in this case - i haven't read the article myself, wil do soon, been working as always, but if YOU are happy about what you wrote, if your friends and readers can relate, which i am sure they can, then well, whats the problem?

cheers rahega!

PS: no offense, theek hai ji? :)

Pranay said...

thats scary!!! dont know exactly what steps can u take.. probably contact the person running that blog...

suren said...

good that u stumbled upon it. ad sense is making ppl do all sorts of things, it seems

The Tentacles of Thought said...

Plagiarising sux as it is.
Nd to do it without giving credit to the rite person sux evn more.

Nothingman said...

you can not really curb palagarizing,...but you can limit it in some ways, copyscape is just a badge, if someone wants to copy they will find a way..about the limiting it, well

1) you can disable right click on your page so ppl can not copy. search for a javascript on net

2) take it off google listings, get a robots.txt file and put it in the template of the blog.

Well, or go the person who has copied your stuff and give them a kick in the head :) works for me!

Cheers!

N


P.s Your chotu spooked me out for a bit, i had my headphones on :P