Sunday, 29 August 2010

Copycat *Meow*

I wrote about something similar almost exactly a year back. If you missed that blog entry,do check it out (Nothing wrong being cheapo). Apparently, there's someone within the beauty blogger circle doing just that. So how would companies know which bloggers are genuine or which ones are merely gian png folks who are plagarizing copying blogging to get more freebies.

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Remember the recent hooha revolving around a famous food blogger; ladyironchef? I believe that it was hugely a misunderstanding that got way out of hand. However, this now led to the online community slamming bloggers as beggars.

And interestingly, I have been hearing stories about a certain blogger who started her blog only because she wanted to get freebies and invitation to beauty events. Then there are those subtle hints on this particular blogger in facebook status updates and tweets too. It's difficult to believe that if the blogger in question had been framed or misunderstood when almost everyone has something negative to say about her. On top of the many things she did to these bloggers, such as taking their photos and words while claiming them as her own.

To be honest, I also enjoy receiving such 'blogger entitlements' too but at least I do not plagiarize other bloggers' reviews and claiming it as my own. It really isn't too much to ask for to just write a blog entry on your own. And if you do need to share someone's writings, the least you could do is to credit the author and make it known that it's taken from another site/source.

I think its a joke for this particular person because her standard of english is known to be below average so when she posts up entries with seemingly almost perfect grammar and sentence structures. We all know that something is obviously amiss.

You could just highlight, copy and paste a certain more unique sentence of that entry and then google it. TA-DA! You would then have found the main source which is probably someone's review from a blog or an online magazine.

Well, as the chinese saying goes "Paper cannot contain fire".
Eventually, people will find out... I just hope that the sponsoring companies and their marketing communications team be more alert because this particular person still lying, copying her way through the beauty blogging community.

5 comments:

amused said...

a leopard never changes its spots

dblchin (double chin) said...

clap clap , well said!!!

Ashlene (a-beauty-affair) said...

Moving forward, I wonder what will happen...

Sharon said...

"I think its a joke for this particular person because her standard of english is known to be below average so when she posts up entries with seemingly almost perfect grammar and sentence structures. We all know that something is obviously amiss."

WOW... I was laughing when I read this sentence..

You caught her twice! (with evidences)

Ashlene (a-beauty-affair) said...

Yup, we will be seeing her on Friday though, wonder if she will feel shameful or not. Tsk tsk.

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