Plagiarism doesn't work

Just how hard is it to use quotes? How hard is it to provide attribution to sources? It is clearly very hard indeed! A writer at The Next Web copied a post from a relatively unknown blogger and got caught. Worse, TNW quietly edited the post and then denied that the original had failed to credit the author. After all, one editor pointed out, it linked to the original — a link tucked amid the text of a sentence a few paragraphs in. Also, is that tilde thing already the fig leaf of choice for self-deluding plagiarists, just as God intended?