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ISS007-E-10807 (21 July 2003) --- This view of Earth's horizon as the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible. Credit: Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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Plagiarism and Blogging Vigilantes

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This is an incredible story. What is even more incredible is the reaction to the story (see the comments, including a “fake” comment by someone pretending to be the student and another one that may or may not be from “her” lawyer.) Then, after you read about all that, click on “Main” at the top of the page to see more current updates to what happened. Apparently it has been resolved and the blogger is going to post a wrap up sometime soon.

The power of blogs. What a crazy world we live in! With the Internet comes more opportunities for that “15 minutes of fame” but that fame is double-edged.

What do you think? Do you think the blogger was right in his actions? Did he go too far?

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