Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Haunting Of The Internet

Maddie, William, George and Meg

Evan Williams from Shropshire sent me the above photo last week. He found it on the internet when he was researching something to do with dog behaviour. It was the banner photo of a webpage I had no knowledge of.
Evan Emailed me the link thinking that I would enjoy the frolicking Terrier shot. He had no idea that the dogs in the photo were indeed mine and that the photo was taken by me too.....albeit one from ten years ago now.
How strange.
How strange that our work, our photographs and our ideas can be all be " out there"  forever and a day almost without us knowing or remembering .

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  1. It is pretty freaky.

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  2. Great photo though.

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    1. It is a lovely shot. They are all youngish dogs back then too

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    2. and William and George are still part of the pack.

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    3. 😔and are so slow nowadays ... old boys xx

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  3. Online identity theft? Scary!
    Greetings Maria x

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  4. It's bloody scary actually, it's like Big Brother, everything we say or do on the internet is monitored one way or another. Lovely photo of the dogs though, they all look like they were having a great time.

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    1. Also on newbees here won't of heard of maddie...( first dog) an old Scottie bitch who had the aloofness of a queen

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    2. I found your blog just before Maddie died, seems so long ago.
      Peter

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  5. That's the internet. Let's not blame the medium. We use it. And, in return, are, occasionally, being used. Albeit use of your dogs a nice one.

    We can't walk from A to B without CCTV following our every step. Freaks me out if I think about it. So I don't. Welcome to Big Brother. Let's hope he is a benign one.

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    1. I wasn't blaming anyone I was just thinking how strange it was

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  6. "Cry havoc, and let slip the terriers of war!" Mark Antony, Julius Caesar Version 2.0, Act 3 Scene 1

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    1. His " Two Terriers of Verona " was a masterpiece also

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    2. "The Comedy of Terriers" was pretty good too.

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    3. Romeo and Ter-rie-r

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    4. " The Taming Of The Terrier"

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    5. June and Terrier .... there I stopped it getting too high brow ;-)

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    6. Tom and Terrie?! x

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    7. My favorite was the Three Faces of the Terrier.
      Second fave - Gone With the Terrier

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  7. Someone was impressed by your work enough to use it, that is a great photo. I've had people use my written work pretending it was their own on the internet. It would be nice if they asked permission or gave you credit. I hope you just feel flattered by their admiration.- Mary

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  8. It's a wonderful photo full of action, how strange to be sent it and realise it was your own photo !

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    1. He was amused by the Scottie Welsh Terrier mix and thought I'd enjoy it

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  9. As soon as we commit our written words to the internet they become public property - scary indeed John.

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    1. I have made a mistake in their field before by naming someone I should not have without their permission , the oversight was ghastly

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  10. What a fantastic photo. You should put it on your blog page.

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  11. The cool thing about this blog is that the subject matter is all over the place....in a good way! Never boring, always something you weren't expecting leading your readers to a new direction of thought or comment. Surprise me again tomorrow OK?

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    1. Ok I'll take a selfie with no clothes on
      That'll surprise ya

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    2. Oh good grief, I do hope you don't!

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    3. Right I'm going to sue xx

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    4. I can use my vivid imagination....I'll be generous,tee hee.

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  12. My stuff, however poor, is copyrighted. I'll freely give permission, but it would be nigh if folks asked me.

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    1. Do u know. I have no idea how to copyright stuff

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    2. You don't have to do anything to copyright words and photos, they are covered by copyright as soon as you make them, even without any "copyright" notice. People should not do these things without at least giving credit and a link back to the source, but of course they do.

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    3. You don't have to do anything to copyright words and photos, they are covered by copyright as soon as you make them, even without any "copyright" notice. People should not do these things without at least giving credit and a link back to the source, but of course they do.

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    4. Apologies for duplication, was just trying but failing to correct the initial inactive link on my name. Suppose now I am just adding further "spam". Oh well...

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  13. Many a time I've been on Google Images and found lots of my own blog photos ... and I've seen them on other peoples blogs!

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    1. Mine included...I think I've always asked permission though?

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    2. You have, as have some others ☺

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  14. That is so beautiful it made me weepy-your dogs running for joy x

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    1. Me too Do flis. Far right is meh. My first co pilot

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    2. I cried the day Meg passed away. Her final ride as copilot made me cry for days.
      I've read your blog for years but I think this is my first comment Hi John!

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  15. It's kinda cool actually that your photo now has a life of its own on the internet!

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  16. Which website had used that picture in its banner? Perhaps The Shropshire Dogging Society?

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  17. Wow, that IS strange! I've never come across any of my pictures THAT randomly, but I've been contacted by people who often want to use them -- and although I usually say yes, I bet for every person who asks, there are plenty who don't.

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    1. Your photos are destructive and magnificent Steve you should copyright them

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  18. You took the photo, so you own the copyright. You should ask them to credit you with the photo at the very least. Too many people assume a photo is free to use just because it's on the 'Net. It isn't.

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    1. I'm not too bothered but if they purposely said they had taken it I would be miffed

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  19. I never really worried since no one reads my blog anyway lol; however I was on Google images one day and pictures came up, that really startled me. Years ago there was a blogger that everyone in group was friends with, turned out to be a total fake, the person had been taking posts and pictures from other blogs for years. It happened one day that the original posters came across the false blogger.

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    1. How exciting! Your blog Steve is popular!!!!

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  20. Anonymous6:49 pm

    Eeeerie. And somehow consoling even the ones that have left us, will 'live' on forever. Four bundles of life and joy.
    Elsewhere from amsterdam

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    1. Look at your comment from yesterday

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    2. Anonymous6:36 am

      I did. And commented, twice :-)

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  21. Absolutely love that photo...tugs at my heart. X

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  22. MaggieB8:02 pm

    If you are at home tomorrow don’t forget you have visitors between 10.30-11.00am! MaggieB

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    1. Have I missed Something?

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    2. MaggieB8:29 pm

      I think I read a comment from your lovely RV couple yesterday/day before that they were driving back from Anglesey Wed am. And were hoping to find you in. MaggieB. Xxx

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    3. I think they deleted it before I read it x lol

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    4. MaggieB8:40 pm

      Soooo we all want to know now.......Will you be home tomorrow 10.30-11.00am? MaggieB

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    5. Of course I am.baking tomorrow for my sister's open day.in her garden

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  23. What a wonderful photograph. It made me smile, just the joyousness of it! Thanks for sharing.x

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  24. A great picture. Anything I put online, I expect someone will some day, use - not much I can do about it.

    Many years ago, I was at the Lincoln Memorial taking a picture of travel penguin perched on my finger. A couple of days later, someone posted a comment, a picture me, taking that picture. I freaked just a little on that one.

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    1. Although I was not negative about The photo The web page has now beenremoved
      after I left a comment.in the comment.box

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  25. This should be a caution to those who put pictures of their children and grandchildren on the Internet. It is not a safe or honest world out there.

    The picture is great though.

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  26. I like the photo. It can do your head in to think about the future from that angle.

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  27. The photo is lovely John I would take it as a compliment if someone used one of my photos.

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    1. I was happy they used it, but was surprised they pulled the page when I said something in their comment box

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  28. You will live on, John......and on.....and on. lol

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    1. And I go on and on and on and on

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  29. Our words and photos can have a long life on the internet, perhaps hundreds of years. It is kind of spooky. And a trip back in time to see your dogs romping on the beach.

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  30. How amazing. And weird. Nice that you found out in such a positive way.

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  31. Oh John, they are so young here! This touched my heart strings. Their older but still your loving, loyal clan! Gabs

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  32. Great pic John . . .

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  33. It was sort of a gift, wasn't it ? A memory .. a sweet time and the beloved dogs .. Very nice.

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  34. Debbie2:16 am

    This sort of thing kind of creeps me out. There’s always someone watching and waiting....bwahahahaha.....

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  35. Congratulations on a wonderful foto that captures pure joy and exuberance, freedom, and love in a moment that is timeless and evocative now and forevermore, bringing smiles, happiness, and stirring the hearts of all who gaze upon such beauty and delight, such a magical experience to behold.

    You have created a masterpiece. Revel and cherish the wondrous art you've crafted and left for all the world to marvel and adore.

    I love the dogs being so free on the beach. Absolutely resplendent and jovial.

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  37. Captured!! Your photo showing what a joyous life your four legged family members live - wonderful shot.
    Don't you often think we should take more notice of how dogs engage the world?? More fun, live in the moment, welcome everyone with a smile ( but leave out the butt sniffing and the waggy tail) Elle xx
    (PS previously deleted due to spelling error .. tis hard even to type with one hand)

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    1. William in full youth, he must have been a year old

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  39. These are the small dogs with moustaches right?

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  40. Awww, I love that! I do google image searches for things, ideas, etc all the time and I quite often find one of my own photos and it's kind of weird. Everything we do online will be there, somewhere, forever.

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  41. Very nice photo too!

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  42. The photo captures a moment in time, when your dogs were so happy, we could all learn a lot from dogs. ;)

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  43. Lovely photo. Dogs are simply the best. Janx.

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  44. Somewhere out there, there is also a photo of you in your underpants, weeding in your garden.

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    1. On a niche " specialist " website no doubt

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  45. Indeed, after my 11½ years of blogging, goodness knows what embarrassing stuff is drifting around on the internet! My searches for the perfect murder method, arson the easy way and fly-tipping for beginners must all be out there somewhere. The mind boggles.

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  46. Love this photo....and yes we do put ourselves out there :)

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  47. The owner of another "dog" blog I follow is a fabulous photographer, and she was notified by a follower that another person was using her photos on this person's blog, and even pretending that they were her dogs! Bizarre... She sent her some kind of notice about violating rules of usage and that she needed to cease and desist. There ARE rules about this...

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  48. What a great picture. It would make an excellent screen saver.

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  49. So many strange and wonderful things happen. I once posted about the wood floors we put in after living with wretched concrete ones for 2 years. A year or two later, my oldest daughter in San Diego was working at her desk and her office mates were discussing wood floors. One girl pulled up a photo and said, "I like these wood floors", which made my daughter look up. She told them, "That's my mom's house!" Such a coincidence.

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