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.

3 comments:

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.