I absolutely believe that success on these platforms as a curator demands damn near 176% ownership of posts. That means making posts look like they came from YOU.
This can look like:
1) RTs without actually adding “RT” or clicking RT button
2) adding logo watermarks to images(even though YOU didn’t hire that photographer or take that picture
3) Not including links to actual source.
While all of these actions have something questionable, it is this last one, not citing sources, that disturbs me most.
Every barber shop and beauty salon from Maine to Mexican borders got a system of vetting information. It starts with:
Was YOU there???
Did YOU see it???
Who was there???
Who YOU hear it from???
Who or what institution YOU get information from MATTERS.
If they do not show YOU or link YOU to their source in some shape form or fashion, it should be immediately tagged as:
2) Propaganda, or
Thank YOU. This has been another OWL’s Asylum public service announcement. For more, hit that Follow button.