4th July 2017
Just as an exercise in how these things work, it is interesting to see how my Twitter exchange with Domininc Cummings was picked up by news sites.
The Huffington Post embedded the reply tweets but without any further credit.
That is a poor show.
There is no problem reporting tweets, of course – they are public domain – but to take an exchange which was instigated and followed-through by a commentator without crediting them cannot be right.
For what it is worth, I always go out of my way to credit other media sites (and tweeters and commenters generally) when I can. News and comment is largely collaborative exercise after all.
Mirror has amended its copy. 3000+ shares later of the piece later, but still appreciated.
Hi David! My story is now updated to credit you in copy; was not at all my intention to airbrush you out (& your tweet was already embedded) https://t.co/XZVSd1fEuY
— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) July 4, 2017
The Independent has finally updated its story to include credit – 13k+ shares later, but it is the thought…