My column has been republished by a sex site

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I spotted this before but I just showed it to colleagues in the office and forgot about it. I got another email recently telling me that my column on porn in Globe’s mobile blogs had been reprinted by the Asian Sex Gazette.

Here’s the link (it’s not safe for work and may contain images some might consider offensive). When I first spotted it, I went around the newsroom to show to colleagues what I said was the new publication I’m writing for and everyone had a good laugh. It wasn’t the first time that a Sun.Star Cebu story got reprinted in the site.

The site had once reprinted this story (again not safe for work). When I showed it to the reporter, she blushed. The way the sites presented the stories, you’d think the reporter and I are their staff writers. You don’t see any hint it was lifted from Sun.Star Cebu.

I showed it to our editor-in-chief and the first thing he asked me was how I spotted it–“you mean you visit these sites?” I actually got it from an RSS alert on a search for Cebu. Maybe I should add porn site writer in my resume.

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  1. No lawsuits? πŸ˜‰

    Then again this is added exposure, traffic and promotion, in one of the most disturbing ways I suppose.

    “Good or bad publicity is still publicity.” Anyone?

  2. Migs,
    Yeah. I think they’re scraping content. But when I first saw it, I was actually jumping with glee-“hey I’m on a porn site.” πŸ™‚

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