Curation & Excerpting Policy
Here at yeahilike.com we take curation seriously. The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web.
If, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your stories, simply contact us at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Curation%20Matter” target=”_top”>email@example.com</a>, and request your story be taken down. We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from. 99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles
- commented on
- linked to
- recommended to new readers
Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability of the original publisher’s website. We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point them to the original source of the excerpt. To be frank … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.
Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal. We hold ourselves to much higher standards than Fair Use. We want Delighted Use. If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will take action immediately.
We excerpt your stories as we hope others will curate our content.
Specifically, if you like a story on our site, we are pleased and gratified. Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article. Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site. That is what we do. That is what built the internet. That is what social sharing is about. Everyone benefits when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.
Here is what we will and will not do:
- We will never take your entire article unless its allowed.
- We will never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers.
- We will never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.
- We will always change the headline, add content, meaning, and analysis to your articles.
Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of delight may very well differ from yours. If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit, let us know. If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let us know. We will fix it to your standards instantly.
If you have questions or concerns, want to thank us for spotlighting your content, (or even want us to remove all references to your story and never send you traffic again), you can contact us via our support email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Curation%20Matter” target=”_top”>email@example.com</a>