Ritalin and my resolve
It is a known fact that some folks out on the web steal previously published content, filter it through some sort of thesaurus software, and then pass it off as their own. The purpose of this is to be able to establish a website that garners attention from the web crawling search spiders on a regular basis, thus solidifying upward mobility in search engine page ranking ... without any real intellectual effort from the offending web site's owner. The websites themselves are little more than placeholders for various forms of Internet marketing advertisements, and the proprietor is more than likely somebody who thinks this will be their path to riches provided that they can get their sites to show high in the results of a search page.
It has come to my attention--from someone who understands this stuff better than I--that my last post on ADHD and community was heisted by just such a person. It would be one thing if this person had expounded on my post to make it more useful for others seeking information on ADHD. But all they're doing is capitalizing on the intellectual property of others.
In a way I'm just a little flattered that somebody would consider my content good enough to steal. I also find it quite ironic that a post in which I intended to create a sense of community by sharing links to my fellow bloggers actually achieved a little more digital virility by being hijacked for someone's get-rich-quick-scheme.
The bottom line here is that though I want to create a sense of community, having my content duplicated on the web by someone else for their own monetary device is not in the spirit in which I intended to create this blog.
Me and the Ritalin mitigating my ADHD are gonna chase this person down, and put an end to this corruption of my intellectual property.