Basically, we host 4 different types of content here at Wisdom Pills. They are as follows:
1. Original Content
Unless otherwise noted, all of our content is original. These are articles, personal stories and posts from freelancers, regular contributors, or that we have accepted through our submissions portal, edited, and posted accordingly. In each instance they are pieces that saw their first publication on www.wisdompills.com. See “Overcoming The “Single Story”: 3 Inspiring Ted Talks From 3 Inspiring Women” and “10 Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Modern Culture” for examples.
2. Classically Curated Content
These are articles that have been put together to fit the traditional model of “curated content”. They are thought-pieces that feature commentary (usually an intro and an outro, sometimes a passage in the middle) on a specific subject, along with 1 or more excerpts from outside articles to emphasize the point attempting to be made with the piece. Examples would be “The Energy Drink Issue: Why the Youth Continue to Consume Despite the Evidence” and “What it Means to Die Consciously“.
3. Featured Posts or Excerpts
These are submitted pieces from writers, bloggers and website owners who want to make use of our platform by having a previously written article or an excerpt from their book featured on our site. (You can do so as well here.) They also include a few particular writers we have approached ourselves. Examples would be “5 Self Help Books That Actually Helped” and “Are You Hiding a Mental Health Issue? You’re Not Alone. How We Can End The Stigma…” These are identifiable by the “About the Author” link at the bottom and often include extensive linking to their respective sites, works and social media.
4. Anectodes/Traditional Tales/Urban Legends/Articles
These are pieces we have deemed appropriate for long-term curation and form the undercurrent of our website. They may or may not feature an original commentary from us as an introduction, and, if applicable, are accompanied by a source link, either in the introduction or at the bottom, as follows:
If the piece is an anecdote or urban legend it will, in most cases, be followed by a short commentary detailing its origins, veracity, and links to further reading. An example: “The Famous ‘Social Experiment’: 5 Monkeys and a Ladder“
If it is a traditional tale, it will usually read “A Wisdom Pills Rendition of a Traditional Tale” and may or may not include a culture of origin and a source-link citing the version we’ve revised. (Often these stories are truly “cross-cultural”, with origins that are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to narrow down. See our book here.) An example: The Wisdom of ‘Maybe’
If it is an article we always provide a simple source link that cites the original title (we often change the name so as not to disturb the SEO of the original), the author and the website of origin. These are almost always posted through a creative commons licence or with the written permission of the original author, but in certain extenuating cases they may not be. If you have contention with one or more of our articles, please see our DMCA/Removal notice.