Read curator's ǝpoɔ by Maria Popova ( (via

Attributing your source of discovery should never obscure attributing the creator or originator of the content. For instance, if you repost a compelling poster you found on your favorite design blog, first credit the person who designed the poster, and then attribute discovery to the design blog that brought it to your attention.


We’ve proposed two unicode characters for attributing. They’re clean and short, and they help spread the message of The Curator’s Code itself, but they are not the only way to attribute. You can always use words like “via,” or simply hyperlink to your source — the link is the important part.

ᔥ VS. ↬

Part of what The Curator’s Code aspires to do is evolve our thinking about the levels of attribution. “Via” ᔥ tends to denote a direct repost — something you found elsewhere and shared with your audience with little modification or elaboration. “HT” ↬ tends to stand for indirect discovery — something for which you got the idea at your source, but modified or elaborated on significantly when sharing with your audience.

I like the general idea of this website, and if nothing else the definitions. I’ve always wanted a plugin or functionality on my website for doing this more quickly. Sadly the Curator’s Code site is dead and with it the bookmarklet.

and of course, I’ll give this the obligatory:
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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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