I’m not the first person to note how the internet has coarsened our culture, but I’m irritated right now and so I’m going to jump on that bandwagon. A few days ago, I posted a Fleetwood Mac A to Z post, which I spent several hours writing. Some blog titled “The Shit Show” reproduced not just the text content, but all the links that I spent so much time uploading as well. I learned of it, and wrote the following comment on his post:
Although I appreciate you putting my post up, I would appreciate it more if you did not take my links. I put a lot of work into what I do, and when someone just takes it and puts it up, I get upset. Obviously, I can’t stop you, but it is the polite blogger thing not to leech links. Thank you.
In response, he wrote:
ok, so here’s the deal. i posted this entry to my blog @ theshitshow.wordpress.com via http://theshitshow.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/fleetwood-mac-covers-a-to-z/#comment-50
re: “I put a lot of work into what I do, and when someone just takes it and puts it up, I get upset. “…..i gave your blog credit – it’s not like i tried to claim authorship of your testosterone-deficient post.
wait…let me just ask, are you retarded? this is what the internet is for. digital is for sharing, dummy.
re: “Obviously, I can’t stop you, but it is the polite blogger thing not to leech links. “….UMMMM, did I mention nearly every link you posted in this entry are via ARCHIVE.org and NOT YOUR BLOG.
which brings me to the next step… your blog is in my RSS feeds.
i post to my blog what i like.
if you don’t want me posting content from your blog, i’ll just delete you from my feeds.
re: “Although I appreciate you putting my post up, I would appreciate it more if you did not take my links.”
well, if you don’t want your links shared then go private and stop whining like a little bitch.
The Shit Show
You can read my response at the original post, but basically, what the fuck? Why would someone feel the need to be so goddamn rude?
Before you answer, check out the new song, “Ship,” off of Throw Me The Statue’s new EP, available on iTunes.
Yeah, that’s the ticket. I’m cheering up already.