Now I feel old and stupid. Thanks a lot, Jamie Edwards.
More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on January 11, 1964, when Dr. Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death.
Fifty years later, smoking rates have been cut by about half, and a new study estimates that 8 million Americans have been saved from premature smoking-related deaths.
Here’s what I try to do when tweeting photos:
- Make a good faith effort to find and credit the photographer in the tweet.
- If there is no room (there’s not a lot of room with links!), I will sometimes leave off the credit if it is watermarked or the tweet includes a direct link to the site of the photographer, their organization, or a professional news organization where the credited photo appears.
- If I can link to the photographer’s nicely credited and annotated work on a site like 500px or Flickr, I do.
- If I can’t find the photographer but figure it out later, I will always do a follow-up credit by my own tweet or retweet of whoever notifies me.
- If the photographer or their organization wants me to delete the tweet, just ask and I will do it right away.
Here’s what I don’t do:
- Get explicit permission to tweet every single photo I find on the Internet.
If you have a beef, please don’t jump in right away and rage about it. I am trying to do the right thing and bring some exposure to good photography, which I enjoy.