Achievement 3 - Task : Content Etiquette by @simplify

in Newcomers' Community3 years ago (edited)

Hi, Steemit Community. Today I will try to inform you about plagiarism. This is really an important issue that everyone should be aware of. Let's start without further ado.


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What is plagiarism?

The definition of plagiarism in wikipedia is as follows:

Plagiarism is the representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work." Source

Actually, it can be explained as presenting someone's content as if it were your own or using other people's works or ideas without reference to the owner in any way. It would not be wrong to say that this is a form of theft and it's a crime in many countries around the world.

There are different types of plagiarism like complete, direct, source-based, mosaic, accidental, etc. Trying to use other people's instead of sharing your own ideas is unnecessary and unethical. Also it’s illegal and it can get you in trouble.

Using a friend's presentation as your own at your workplace and using other people's content in the digital environment are not that different from each other. These are both plagiarism. When it is noticed that you do this, it will have sanctions on you in both cases.

What can we do to avoid plagiarism?

Firstly, we need to learn what citation is.

A citation is a reference to a source. More precisely, a citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric expression embedded in the body of an intellectual work that denotes an entry in the bibliographic references section of the work for the purpose of acknowledging the relevance of the works of others to the topic of discussion at the spot where the citation appears." Source

We can use other people's sentences or thoughts in our own content by referring to the author or source. It also makes our content more comprehensive and valuable. If you don't know how to do it, you can take a look at Markdown for Citation


In a world where content creation is valued day by day, it was inevitable for someone to think that they would benefit from copying or stealing other people's content. Naturally, this has also become very common nowadays, and unfortunately, as I write this, people still continue to do it in different ways all over the world. Malicious people will continue to appear everywhere and all the time, but that doesn't mean we'll stop struggling with them.

I wanna summarize with an image I made in Canva.

use your brain.png

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I have read and understood the steemit Etiquette on steemit community and I will do well to abide by them.

Don’t forget to smile!
Best regards, Ümit.


Thanks for sharing, I do know not to use other content but now I get that we can use it by sourcing it to the original author

 3 years ago 

You're welcome. Citation is important to aviod plagiarism.

I got it, thanks again

 3 years ago 

I'm glad this article can help someone.

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 3 years ago 

Teşekküler :)

Maşallah hızınıza yetişemiyoruz 🤣başarılar

 3 years ago 

Evet biraz hızlı bir giriş yaptım :D Teşekkürler :D

So true , and is this your own text?
The link to the image is not a website link so we cannot see who is the author

 3 years ago 

Yes, this is my own text excluding quotations. Thanks for the warning, I fixed the link.

 3 years ago 

Hi, @simplify,

Your post has been supported by @rypo01 from the Steem Greeter Team.

 3 years ago 

Thanks a lot, @rypo01 :)

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