Administrator of the page, copying their “logo” and format of the tips.
An online war has broken out on a social networking (Face
book) site between the students of Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) and
VIT University, Chennai, over the proprietary rights of a page that were put up
by the IITians 48 hours ago. The page for IIT Tips, which aimed at providing
some welcome relief to IITians, became the bone of contention after VITians accused
the former of plagiarizing, an idea, which they started nearly six months before.
The IIT Tips page, which was launched about 48 hours ago, received nearly 6,400
likes in the first 24 hours itself as existing and former IITian’s welcomed the
However, all hell broke loose when a VITians visited the page. The VITian accused
the administrator of the page for copying their “logo” and format of the tips. His
accusation met with snide comments from IITians who were hurt by his claims. As
comments turned to abuses, the administrator decided to shut out the VITian and
the fracas ended. Plagiarism not with standing, the page got 9,000 likes on the
second day and the number has been increasing. “I was expecting 1,000 likes on the
first day, but 1,890 in 12 hours is flattering,” the administrator said. When contacted
the VITian said; while he was not the administrator of the VIT Tips page on Facebook,
he felt that the least was expected from the most sought after IITians in India
“was to be original”.
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle