Defend Your Written Work With Plagium

plagiumSince I’m a fan of irony, something about this post makes me want to copy and paste it directly from someone elses blog and post it here. Of course, I’m too much of a karma watcher to engage in such deviant behavior. But the same can’t be said for other bad bloggers. In fact, I’ve had to spank quite a few crooks recently who thought it was OK to just rip and run with content I had busted my butt on. Unacceptable!

Here to help bloggers and Website owners out is Plagium, a simple free tool allows you paste any text and see if it’s been lifted from somewhere else on the Web. Editors rejoice!

Until now, I’ve always plugged a specific sentence into Google, slapped quotation marks around the phrase, and held my breath. What makes Plagium better is that it operates on a proprietary engine “which employs advanced search technology for deep mining of documents on the public World Wide Web or within private repositories.” This means you can better search large blocks of text more accurately. The engine works quickly, but it does take a bit longer than a standard search engine.

If only people realized that stealing words is just as bad – if not worse – than stealing physical property, maybe they would think before the Crtl-C’d. In essence, you’re taking a job out of a fellow human being’s hands, and that is NOT good karma. Just because the WWW has put the information in front of us does not mean you can take it as your own.

The site accepts donations to help with upkeep and improvement costs.

Nice-looking graphs displaying where your text can be found and when it was added to other sites is provided by amCharts.

Steal this post at your own risk!