The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

Credit Where Credit Is Not Due

weather: mostly cloudy
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mood: miffed
I understand how important it is to people to give credit where credit is due for writing, even pointless little pieces of shit that anyone can come up with. I've learned my lesson.

But crediting anyone but the original creator of a Meme is just retarded. Who bloody cares? Why should anyone be offended that they weren't credited for passing it along? Are we that self-important that we feel the need to be credited for every unimportant flip and fart we make?

A meme is meant to be publicly available and passed around far and wide. There is no creativity, originality or much of ANYTHING involved in propagating a meme. To trace the exact lineage of who got it from whom is giving credit where it is not due.

If I see a book on my friend's shelf and decide to buy myself a copy, you cannot seriously be telling me that I have to credit that friend and everyone else who she got a recommendation from when I write a review.

Am I the only one who is just delighted enough to see someone doing the same meme after me? I'm delighted to be mentioned too, but I'm not upset if I'm not.

Tags: rants

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