If you wrote something and @Mary tweets about your content without mentioning your name, do you care?
Such was a question I posed on a Twitter poll yesterday. The results speak for themselves.
Initiating the conversation was my observation of this tweet by Josh:
He linked to a blog article by Christopher Penn without indicating it was by someone else. To be fair, I sometimes send similar tweets, such as this:
The difference is I don’t begin such messages with a call to action, such as Josh’s “How to…” which implies someone will read it, be inspired, and click. I also used an application that created a bit.ly URL shortener, not my own domain URL–a further difference between our tweeting styles.
The poll results suggest it matters Josh didn’t cite Chris. But what do you think?