Have you heard? If you plagiarize on Twitter, you’ll be reprimanded. Well, your tweet would be taken down and your followers would be able to see your copyright infringement. It’s like being in school all over again, only this time you can’t copy their homework or the world will know you’re a fraud, sorry Conan. So I guess we can say this is a good thing. It all started with Olga, a comedian and her (not that funny) tweet about overpriced juice cleanses, was being copied by other Tweeters. Twitter then removed the copycat’s tweets and explained it was for copyright reasons. Hooray!
We’ve also heard that Conan O’Brian has been accused of stealing jokes from Twitter and using them on his show. If that’s the case, then good on you twitter! A well needed addition to an already great social media site. If you happen to come across some stolen material, you yourself can report tweets in violation of copyrighting.
Sometime in the future we may be able to see stars rise, comedians come out, and philosophers be born through Twitter and its legitimacy! A new age is born.
So now if you really did say it first, Twitter will have your back and no more condescending “yeah yeahs” from your friends.