It has come to my attention that there were some people left off the invitation list to the Royal Wedding today – the Ontario Twitter Royalty! These folks are loyal Twitter subjects and I’ve caught them on my Twitter stream the past day. Indeed this auspicious group should be there.
I’m sure that it’s just an oversight, but the list should have included the following.
- Dame Tracie Duckworth Edwardton of Windsorpool
- Lady Safina Musgrave Nooranicott of Auroraton
- Marquess Marc Astrup Lijourcock of Torontoburgh
- Duchess Sonia Duckworth Ellis-Sequincott of Ontariopool
- Earl Colin Heston Harriscott of Richmond Hillburgh
- Princess Carole Ticky Morrissetteton of Canadaton
- HM Queen Aviva Duckworth Dunsingercock of Ancasterport
- Earl Ken Fergus Whytockberton of Drumboshire
- Marchioness Joan Tildsley Vinall-Coxberton of Oakvilleham
- Marquess Aaron Waddington Puleyberton of Hamiltonport
- Duchess Heather Lulu Yearwoodberton of Canadaport
- Lady Cyndie Calthorpe Jacobsskitt of Torontoford
- Lady Zoe Prudence Branigan-Pipecock of Hamiltonshire
- Marquess Kevin Astrup Merkleycott of Markhamshire
- Duke Ben Bertie Hazzardberton of Sarniashire
- Baron Daniel Fearnsley Beylerianham of Ontarioshire
- Marquess John Fearnsley Rampeltberton of Waterloobury
- Marchioness Tina Ticky Giannopoulosham of Waterlooford
- Duke Andrew Griff Forgraveton of Bellevillepool
- HM King Dave Fergus Lanovazberton of Stirlingpool
- Marquess Euen Heston Connorcock of Kitchenerham
- Prince Nathan Crispin Toftskitt of Ottawaburgh
- Dame Brenda Ticky Sherryberton of Guelphford
- Duke Peter Fergus McAshham of St. Mary’sham
- Princess Alana Musgrave Callanham of Peterboroughport
- Prince Kent Twicklethorpe Manningberton of Bellevilleford
- Duke Jeff Waddington Pelichberton of Kitchenerbury
- Lord Yves Fergus Mainvilleberton of Ontariobury
- Earl Ron Griff Millarcock of Kitchenershire
- HM King Peter Fearnsley Beensberton of Niagara Fallspool
- Princess Julie Eugenia Johnsonham of Barriepool
- Countess Danika Calthorpe Barkerberton of Londonbury
- Baroness Kelly Pippa Powerskitt of Windsorshire
- Duchess Michelle Duckworth Lachinecott of Belle Riverburgh
- Duchess Shannon Pippa Hazelberton of Windsorshire
- Lord Doug Fearnsley Sadlerham of Windsorburgh
- Princess Rebecca Tildsley Grimesham of Ontarioshire
- Marchioness Janine Calthorpe Murrayton of Ontarioburgh
- Baroness Teresa Lulu Kellyskitt of Torontoshire
- Lady Fran Musgrave Harrisonton of Eastern Ontarioford
- Lord Royan Twicklethorpe Leecock of Richmond Hillport
- Lady Sylvia Ticky Duckworthham of Ontariobury
- Marquess Colin Jeeves Jagoecott of Brightonburgh
- HM King Peter Twicklethorpe Skillenton of Torontoport
— Lord Doug Fergus Petersonberton of Amherstburgbury
Names courtesy of E! Online’s Royal Name Generator
Yesterday, during the PD Session, I got a chance to take a sneak peek at my email while waiting to go on and saw a message addressed to me entitled “Copyright Infringement”. I didn’t have time to even open the message, figuring that it might well be just another piece of spam anyway. It wasn’t until later that I had a chance to take a look.
It was, in fact, a legitimate message.
I think it’s the thing that most bloggers dread most – someone calling you out as a plagiarist or that your content has somehow infringed on someone else’s copyright. While all of the entries that I make are my original thoughts at the time, it’s not inconceivable that I’m influenced by some other piece of writing.
This morning, I sat down to seriously take a look at the message. If you read this blog, you know that I’m usually good for a couple of entries a day. One is my thoughts or comments on something and the other is an autopost from either my Diigo or my Delicious account of some content, resource, or application that I find particularly useful or that I’d like to tuck away for later.
Well, it turned out that the “copyright infringement” wasn’t actually something that I had done. Thank goodness. It turns out that an entity that I had bookmarked was posted by someone who had scraped the content from the original author. I guess I was victim to one of these sites. The content was good, great in fact, but it just didn’t belong to the site that I had bookmarked. Ironically, I had also bookmarked the original site with the same content as well! I felt at least a little redeemed on that!
The site was entitled “101 Free Alternatives to Commonly Used Paid Software” and can be found at this link. In my dialogue back and forth with the person who contacted me, he pointed me to the originally incorrectly posted URL which is indeed a dead link. I’m guessing that they were asked to take the post down.
So, I have done my best to make it right here. The entry in my blog has been corrected as well as the Delicious and Diigo entries. Kudos to the original author for staying on top of their content and asking folks to maintain their integrity.
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