social media plagiarism

In school or college, plagiarism was a big deal. On the internet, it isn’t. You may look smart in front of an audience after you extrapolated some language or code from the net and did not bother to cite the source or give proper credit. You get away with it one time, two time, or many times. Your sudden fame with thousands plus likes makes you convinced that your are indeed special. Anyone calling you out looks like an act of jealousy or becomes a buried message behind all the kudos messages you receive. Please don’t plagiarize or claim something is yours by simply hiding any references. Be original. Be creative. Be respectful. Don’t cheat even there are no teachers around!!