The Curator’s Code // A Movement To Honor Attribution Of Discovery Across The Web
We spend a lot of time surfing the web and while doing this we stumble upon various more or less great things. And we might wanna share those things with others on our blogs. A lot of people tend to „steal“ these great finds. Maybe they are afraid to look less cool, maybe they no one ever told them about good manners or maybe they are just some lazy ass hats. Who knows …
I spend a lot of time finding new stuff for Stilsucht and I spend money on travelling through Europe to visit various design weeks or other trade fairs and exhibitions. Just to have more new cool stuff in my pockets to write about. And yes, I don’t like people who take my contents without mentioning me as the source. Really, it doesn’t hurt and most of all it doesn’t make you less cool.
The Curator’s Code was developed by Maria Popova and is a pretty nice tool to get your sources right. Maria explained her idea much better than I ever could. Though it doesn’t really matter whether you use it or not, as long as you’re showing respect for other people in our digital universe, by mentioning the source for your discoveries. No matter, which way you chose to do it. But do it. Please.
I can’t stop thinking about how great this is. It’s a basic idea we should have in mind every day, but it seems it’s a long forgotten one and maybe The Curator’s Code brings it back to some more people. Oh, and if you ever wondered what the „Thanks to“ links at the end of all my articles here at FL&G are about, why don’t you check ‚em out?
Thanks to Swiss Miss.