Here at ZaneBaker.com we value the content we provide as much as we value our amazing and supporting readers. With that spirit in mind, we will often curate or excerpt content from top quality sources, blogs, news and media outlets on the web.
Why do we curate?
We strive to serve our readers with different, interesting, informative, and highly appropriate articles from around the web and curation is the tool to share such amazing articles and/or stories. By choosing an article or a story from any given site, we are giving that site our seal of approval. We provide our highest recommendation, through excerpts, commentary, and analysis of your article or story. So, in essence, we are driving more eyeball to your articles and content.
Also, the very internet itself was created on the foundation of sharing, linking, and recommending valuable content from other sources on the web.
Curation in definition means finding good, well-written, highly relevant and authentic material for readers to consume.
How Do We Curate?
We curate by sharing parts of your articles and then send our readers to your site so that you get fresh visitors exposed to your top quality articles and writing.
We curated your content because we deemed it outstanding in some way and we found it worthy of sharing with our readers.
If you wish that we do not curate content from your website, simply visit our contact us page, and request your story be taken down.
We will respond and quickly comply with your takedown request within 24-72 hours, and we will put your site on our list of sites never to excerpt from.
Most media publishers and website owners are extremely happy to receive additional exposure and readership for their content as a result of our curation.
EXCERPTING POLICY & CURATION POLICY:
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:
- linked to
- commented on
- have new and fresh readers exposed to their articles
Social sharing of good content extends its reach, impact, traffic levels, and ultimately the profit of the original publisher’s website.
We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point them to the source of the excerpt.
Our goal is to help our readers to discover and visit your written content on your website.
We want you to be more than pleased that we quoted, referenced, utilized, and excerpted your content.
“Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions are still evolving online. We like to think our standards are a cut above the strictly legal interpretation of fair use.
We have higher standards than “Fair Use.” We strive for “delighted Use.”
If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will immediately correct the situation.
We excerpt your content the same way we hope others will curate our content.
If you like a story on our site, feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear and full credit, and link back to the original page on our site, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit our original web page.
Take as much of our content as you think your readers will enjoy. Just ALWAYS link, credit, and encourage your readers to visit the original site/source.
– That is what we do.
– That is how the internet was built.
– That is what social sharing is all about.
– Everyone benefits with shared content following this policy.
Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of 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 in a timely manner.
We also publish user-generated content. We request our website users to also follow these curation guidelines, but we cannot police every single submission.
If you’re a copyright owner & would like material removed from our site, please read our DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Policy and takedown procedure.
Updated: Nov 2018