I, state your name, do hereby pledge to be a good Re-Tweeter

I’d usually tweet something like this, as it’s worth no more than 140 characters or less. But it went long and I decided not to take the time to write it short (it’s so much harder to write short, than long).

It’s a response to several things I’ve seen in the past 24 hours about attributing credit to others and aggregating, curating and re-tweeting and the correct use of the term “via,” and, frankly, so much inside baseball, that even I’m confused.

So, anyway, it all made me think of a previous blogging code of conduct controversy that took place in 2007 that led me to write a post about that code, one focused on “civility,” that inspired the subject line, “Just who are the #x!!ing idiots who suggest X#@!ing codes of conduct?

Later: A Twitter friend informed me this post seemed truncated. No, this is all. Remember: It was a long tweet, not a short post. ;  )