Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes Apology … for Plagiarizing
‘LaBeouf claimed he wasn’t “copying” Clowes, but rather was “inspired” by him and “got lost in the creative process.”
‘The first part of his apology is very similar to an entry on Yahoo! Answers written four years ago. A user named Lili wrote, “Merely copying isn’t particularly creative work, though it’s useful as training and practice. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work, and it may even revolutionalize [sic] the ‘stolen’ concept.”
‘LaBeouf wrote: “Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work.”…’
Read the entire apology
More than just a selfie
Be watched live while you blog
‘A new blogging platform called Tiny allows readers to get a sneak peek into the writer’s world while they’re drafting their next big piece in real-time.
‘Using the blogger’s computer camera, the platform displays a pixelated background that helps people get a sense of the writer’s world at that exact moment without being too intrusive. While the product is just a prototype for now, Rose’s idea would help bring a face to the many articles we scroll through and provide a more personal connection between writer and reader…’
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Is Philosophy Just a ‘Syndicate’?
‘…there is no such thing as “philosophy” – this word, concept, or school – in the writings and historical records…’ –
‘IN THE old days of the three European missions – imperialism, colonialism, and orientalism – scholars insisted on the existence of Asian “philosophies” and, naturally, they called Asian thinkers “philosophers.”
‘The world could entertain such fancy claims because those were immoral, lawless, and unscientific times. Today, scholarship knows better. There are two major problems with the “philosophy” in Asia theory.
‘First, no matter how much the West spends on indoctrination, there is no such thing as “philosophy” – this word, concept, or school – in the writings and historical records of India, China, or Japan prior to the arrival of the Europeans…’
Use your talent as cash
Online Store Accepts Talent As Payment
‘The Merit Shop allows patrons to purchase products with uploaded performances.
In order to purchase an item, users must record themselves ‘doing something awesome’ on Youtube or Instagram and upload the link in the shop site. The founders will then check the content for originality and email a confirmation. The products are limited and are sent on a first-come, first-served basis…’