Most of the shared content which is being posted here is ripped from third parties sources like Youtube, Engadget, Techcrunch etc.
YouTube has proper embed tools. As for other sources, I stick with excerpts in quotes which makes it clear that it is not something I am writing but I am quoting someone else.
But sometimes there are articles which cannot be understood with few lines here & there. There needs to be more than few paragraphs to conclude the point of any article and if users find the article interesting, they will be going to the given URL to read the entire article to that particular third party website only.
When you are posting an opinion piece from another source, it is better to read it in its entirely on the original content page. The links you shared had too much excess information and it was an opinion piece better understood by reading it on AppleInsider itself. Opinion pieces are not news. They are opinions.
And as long as we mention the source URL of original article of third party website, I don't think we're ripping anything.
Cool. Ask any popular blogger what he thinks about this. I do not call myself a professional blogger and I do not track people copy pasting my content anymore. But any one who spends a lot of time on creating original content would not agree with your point of view.
They too offer the option to share their content on various social websites & all. There's no copyright applies over the information & news. Their point is to attract more traffic towards their portal.
So, what happens when you share a web page on Facebook or Twitter? Does the entire article gets replicated on Twitter or Facebook? They want you to read their content on their own domain. Excerpts are acceptable because they give you an idea about what you are going to read. If you like it, there is a higher possibility that you would click the link and read the rest of the content.
And what's wrong with keeping the same title? I am not trying to post the content as my own by modifying the title.
It's bad because of how Google
and other search engines behave. Duplicate titles and content gets penalized by Google as it considers them copyright violation.
Anyways I would stop as it's your site, your policies.
Do not get me wrong. These are not my policies. These are just standard web etiquettes. I am not sure if you visit other forums or not but if they allow complete copy paste of third party web content, it's a very bad policy to have.