theodp writes "A May 2010 interview discussed the unreal success that author and illustrator Dallas Clayton enjoyed with An Awesome Book!', Clayton's self-published children's book, which debuted in 2008 at an LA release party. However, it wasn't until a few months ago that Clayton's 'awesome' story was heard by Google Marketing. Still, that didn't stop the Google Creative types from remixing old video footage to suggest that Clayton owed his success to Google+ in its new An Awesome World TV commercial, even though Google's new social network didn't exist until June 2011. So, on an evil scale, is this akin to taking credit for a co-worker's work on national TV?"