Leosghost - 4:06 pm on Sep 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
With the duplicate content thing, wouldn't google pick one as the original and give more PR to that one?
It would rank one higher than the others in SERPs, but that would not necessarily be the "original source" ( first one to have published ) ..G uses many "signals" to decide "authority" and thus attribute "source", it is quite frequent to see people's "social media" pages out ranking them, for their own content also posted "verbatim" on their own sites, as the social media networks are given more "authority" by G..especially over sites with few backlinks, new sites, or combinations of factors ( which lead G to think they have less authority ) including those two factors..
You see a meteor land in the field behind your houses..you tell your neighbor,( who is a high court judge )..you both go out to look..
30 minutes later you are both stood on the sidewalk, who do you think the TV crews are going to be interviewing about "the sighting / event" ?..
I've seen many shoot themselves in their own (SERP ) feet in this way..