About a month back a very thoughtful post went viral on Linkedin
If you are active on Linkedin, you surely must have read it
As I write this, the viral post has received around 27000 likes
The post basically talks about life priorities
How we prefer luxury/ discretionary spend over personal development and health
Iphone, Nextflix, Night outs, Gucci Vs Business, Investment, Health Etc
Rings a bell?
A few days back I noticed that the viral post was just copy-pasted by so many people without credits
I know this is not new on Linkedin it happens all the time
Anyway, seeing the fake posts, I was determined to find the creator
It took me a minute
It was simple, find the oldest post with the highest engagement
But I am not sure if that is even the original
I believe there is no ending for plagiarism on Linkedin
There are two reasons
1. People can always give you a benefit of doubt
2. Why bother creating a ruckus over a post
People who copy and paste exploit the first reason, those who ignore use the second
There is a third dimension to it
Isn’t imitation the best form of flattery?
Only the best selling book titles are printed as first copies and sold illegally
What do you think?