“Give credit where credit is due”

Crediting the source rarely happens on the Internet. We live in a selfie culture where everyone wants to act like the original finder.

Crediting someone is fairly easy. You can retweet, tag the source in a tweet, or hyperlink to the origin in a blog post.

Selflessness is the new sharing currency.

The long tail always finds people that are interested in a particular piece of content. Your friends and followers may depend on you to discover great stories just as much as you depend on the creators to originate them.

We can all do a better job at recycling and displaying credit. Nothing is ever truly your’s until it’s your own work.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.