Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Save teh Drama For Yo Mama!

Alright, drama time. I recently visited mom's blog (I won't post the link here and I'll explain why in a bit) and saw that she made Assam Pedas Fish stew from RM (Rasa Malaysia's beautiful blog). My mom neglected to give credit to where she got the recipe from but I didn't think anything of it at the time until I saw the same recipe on RM's blog. I then wrote my mom an email letting her know she should really give credit to whomever she got the recipe from.

On Sunday I get a call from my mom asking me why I posted her link on RM's blog. I told her that I wanted people to know that she had a nice blog. She then started telling me that I shouldn't have linked it to others because it's purely for her "circle of friends" eyes only. What? If you post a blog on the internet, it's bound to reach other people as well. People always link others to websites. It's not an uncommon thing right? So I tell her that she should always give credit where it's due because you simply can't claim other people's recipes as your own. It's rude and it's just common courtesy. Anyway, I got pissed off at her so that's why I've taken my mom's link off my food blog. I don't want to be associated with this kind of behavior. So there's my drama for the weekend heh.

Mom - If you read this, you really should know better. It's not a matter of simply deleting your posts. Just edit them (ask dad how to do that) and include the link where you got the recipe from.


Wandering Chopsticks said...

Haha! Umm, maybe explain to your mom the concept of plagiarism? But it's cute that your mom has a blog! She just needs to learn blog etiquette. :)

JadedOne said...

WC - I agree wholeheartedly. :)

Kelly Mahoney said...

There are a ton of people who don't understand how public the Internet is.