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Unsurprisingly, The Boston Globe says that online plagiarism is rampant in the blog world.

They cite my blog as one example, but they also travel down the Long Tail of content to show how this issue can effects any publisher.

In the article, via a blog called Plagiarism Today (now I’m subscribed!), the Globe offers advice for bloggers hoping to protect themselves. This includes shortening RSS feeds to summaries.

I gotta wonder if plagiarism will kill full-text feeds one day. My blog is republished all across the Web. I have come to accept there’s nothing I can do about it. I am personally not ready to give up full-text feeds by a long shot. However, I bet I am in the minority.

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Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.

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