#LTHEchat 217: Symbiotic versus Parasitic Aggregation–Good Practice for Social Media

The lovely Dr Linnea Soler and I were trying to understand how to ethically aggregate knowledge, share and amplify colleagues voices through social media. We wrote this blog post sharing our initial findings and thoughts about it.


Led by: Dr Linnea Soler @DrLinneaSoler & Dr Nathalie Tasler @drntasler

Image from Pixaby by Gerhard G

There’s often a thin line between aggregation and theft. Sending readers to savor the work of others at the sites where they publish — that’s one thing. Excerpting or paraphrasing at length, so the original sources doesn’t get the traffic or the revenue, that’s something else.

Keller (2011)–former executive editor of The New York Times

Bear with us! This is a topic we only recently encountered. There is not much guidance besides resources for journalists. So, after explaining the terminology, and why this topic matters in terms of digital impact, we are walking you through four good practice steps that are suggested for journalism. We would like to hear about your own experience, viewpoints, and how we can collaboratively turn this into good practice guidelines for social media.

Aggregation, the Good…

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  1. I think if we’re assuming academic authors, then it’s reasonable to expect that we’d add at least a little added value by way of a shore commentary or reaction. It doesn’t take much time to do and makes the original work into more of a conversation.

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