I’ve used Google Alerts, myself. I remember once that it caught an article wrote for-hire and didn’t have the rights to, so I alerted the editor, and she told me it was an authorized resell by them but thanked me for actually bothering to notice and say anything. (I was paid VERY well for that article, so I didn’t mind. :mrgreen: )
Google Alerts is great. What I found hilarious and amazing is the number of blogs that pop up with apparent reviews of all the best writing software available, and then they have just copied and pasted the text from our links page and changed the first paragraph to say something like, “I am now going to review the writing software available.” (That is, along with the fact that our links page ranks high on Google, was the main reason I ended up adding Scrivener to our own links page - I kept getting all my descriptions of the other programs copied and so Scrivener never used to end up in those plagiarised posts!)
But in my case, I’m happy for the theft because it’s all exposure. The theft in the links above is pretty despicable.
Something like 99% of the content has been plagiarised. Right from the start it was a plagiarised blog.
Also the readers of such womens whingeblogs would read the originals.
Why did she continue. Why bother. Why not create a fantasy life and go on from there making it up.
She cannot convert the blog into fame and fortune as its pirated and the content veers from kids to sex and why men are rubbish but she still wants one.
I would like to know why.
But there again I should get out more.
And if you buy the county fair hype it was as world wide as v2.0. Not to mention that it was very much a lifesaver for one particular side of bacon. It had viral marketing, it trapped bugs with no additional debugging systems, was free of viral infections, had not spam marketing, and was “child safe” (although ladies were a little spooked by it).
All in all the 2.0 version doesn’t seem like a real improvement to me.