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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Bitacle Debacle

I don't begin to understand this but evidently someone called Bitacle is hijacking our blogs and making money from them.

I heard about it a few days ago and filed it away because I didn't think they meant mine. I figured they were talking about the famous bloggers. You know, the ones with 200 comments on a slow day?

Nope, I'm over there. I checked.

Here's a link from Emma at Fueled by Coffee.

Her Bad Mother wrote about it as well in the last paragraphs of this post

And I've read about it a couple of other places too but didn't pay a lot of attention until tonight. I think Jay Allen at The Zero Boss said something about it but i'm not sure. It was a while ago.

Rather than my trying to explain it, take a look at either one of the blogs above. (Or at Jay's if you can find the specific post.)

From what Emma said, all the material on our blogs is copyrighted which means they shouldn't be using it. She has offered to answer questions in simple English. Her Bad Mother explained it to me and the links on her post show how to check to see if our blog is among those pirated.

And now that I've thoroughly confused everyone, I'm going to bed. Good night all.


Janice said...

Hi Ann,

H-mm, I'll have to check them out and see if my posting in my lady Jan blogs are over there too.


Meow said...

That's interesting, Ann. Might have to go on over and have a look. Thanks for the advice.
Take care, Meow

Merle said...

Hello Ann ~ What next? How did you find out that you were on their site?

Thanks for the comments about The Deck of Cards, it was popular. Brought back
lots of memories to a lot of us. I only
remember it as more of a spoken piece
and I think it was Tex Ritter. Hope te girls are better. Take care, Love, Merle.

Crazedmomof4 said...

Hi Ann! I admitt, I have not a clue what this all means. I tried to pop over at the other sites but still was just as lost about it.

I guess, if noone's getting hurt, I'll just stay in the dark. ;)

Even though I didn't just start blogging yesterday, I haven't been for very long & I don't understand it all.

I hope everyone is feeling better at your house.

peppylady said...

I've seen on different bloggs side bars "your blogg is worth____" it was a symbol of a dollar sign and George Washington.
Well I put in a google search for "how much is your blog worth" more then plenty came up

Anyhow I like to know what my blog is worth but the real reason is to share things and learn things from everyday people from around the globe. We all around under the same sun.

Her Bad Mother said...

Two things that I've just learned:

1) If you change your feed to a short feed (in Blogger, go to your settings, and to Site Feed, and you'll see it there), it's much harder for them to get you.

2) Google AdSense has, apparently, pulled their ads from Bitacle. Heard this via Tammie and Soul Gardening.

Good things!