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Kaavya Viswanathan was a Harvard sophomore who was featured in the New York Times for her book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life, and then again when it was discovered that she plagiarized portions of the novel from two books by Megan McCafferty. Viswanathan apologized, saying that she was a “huge fan” of the books when she was in high school and that she “wasn’t aware of how much [she] may have internalized Ms. McCafferty’s words.”
Martinelli’s list of free plagiarism checkers has been one of IJNet’s most popular articles across all languages. It’s clear readers want to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism, so they’ve updated the post with four of the best free online plagiarism checkers available to anyone, revised for 2015!
I knew that one day I would eventually get around to creating a podcast. It’s the first step toward getting my TV show out of the notebook and into something real. But that’ll be done another day. Right now, podcast. Why now? I had a close encounter with a seemingly closed mind on twitter. Someone I had thought was level headed, fair, balanced and all that.
Someone whom I now see as perhaps overly sensitive, quick to judge and possibly paranoid.
I wonder ((?)) what would she think of Alyssa Milano’s “Evolution” video posted on my tumblr at http://dave-lucas.tumblr.com/
iAuthor Tom Hobbs @Kindlemojo has written an e-book he often promotes with the tweet “The Novel that proves: You can’t cure stupid!”
Perhaps that’s applicable here.
It all started with a pop music video.
Below you’ll find the link to my podcast which details the events and my stance.
UPDATE January 6, 2016 ::: Just got this email —> “Since you are on the FREE Buzzsprout plan, episodes older than 90 days will be deleted. The following episodes are scheduled for deletion before the end of your current cycle on February 5th.” So if it is past that date and you are reading this, you’re out of luck. If I re-post the podcast elsewhere, I’ll link to it here.
Are you concerned about “Cultural Appropriation” ?
— Dave Lucas (@davelucas) November 12, 2015
Allen West: “Isn’t it interesting that all of a sudden when celebrities get engaged, it becomes a national emergency? Who else needs to issue a hash tag alert? But why now? As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization.