Copy is not flattery – unless it is done well.

say_no_to_likeness_piracyThis is most certainly an ‘odd’ Monday. I greeted my PC this morning as usual, only to be pointed to a person’s twitter account. This ‘person’ had a bio VERBATIM to my own twitter bio.

CEO of jobshouts.com Social Media’s Job Board & Search Engine, Internet enabler, Uber Geek, Linux user, Bass Player, Kick ass Dad!

That’s me! Not @lifehack_girl! Kind of odd is it not? Why would that person would take my bio and attach it to an oriental girls picture? Do I qualify for a ‘verified’ account now twitter?

The unusual copying did not end there, NO! someone else decided to mimic one of our web properties (quicklyhired.com) as quicklyhired.net and even went to far as to rip off our make yourself stand out from the crowd theme.

This is not a big deal to me really, as they did not blatantly plagiarize us. However their content completely sucks. It is almost incomprehensible with many grammatical mistakes.

I know we should have registered the .net, .org and everything else but hey we are on a budget. Besides domain hijacking is so 2004. Really!