Take a moment to read + appreciate this beautiful poster. Now nod your head in agreement. We couldn't have said it better. IT WAS AN uber AMAZING DAY when Design For Mankind's Erin Loechner sent LINKwithlove.org this message to share on her behalf:
The Internet is vast, vast, vast. And original sources are often impossible to find. I get that. As a blogger, I’ve come across dozens of images daily with no original source, almost as if they’ve appeared out of thin air. Yet someone, somewhere, took great pride in creating that image, and we need to celebrate that pride... as a community.
Thus, I’d encourage you to come up with your own protocol/photo technique and to link with love. Will you refuse to post all images without proper credit, period? Or will you come up with a SOS system of your own? Will you go as far as to boycott the use of social networking / bookmarking sites that don’t regulate original sourcing of images?
I’d love for everyone to receive the praise they so deserve in the best way possible.Let’s all hold ourselves to a higher standard, OK?
Oh, THANK YOU Erin. THANK YOU.
LINKWithlove.org is working feverishly behind the scenes to create a small collection of downloadable art + information posters to help you share the good word. And we are building up our links section. And creating a form letter. AND TRYING TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. Oh, and are you a teacher? In time for fall 2011 - a collection of handouts and project ideas to help educate students of all ages.