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« on: November 03, 2017, 08:22 »
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Dear Contributors,

Im Eric, I head the team that secures content for 123RF. Thank you for being supportive of our efforts all these years.

As some of you may know, we acquired Pixlr back in April 2017. With the acquisition of Pixlr, we move closer to our groups vision to create a Creative Ecosystem thats powered by design, creativity and constant technological innovation. Our aim is to help everyone (creatives, the-not-so creative and businesses) stay relevant and thrive together in this age of the creative economy.

Were on the brink of yet another exciting project! Wed like to invite you to be a Founding Member Contributor and take part in its creation. With this new platform, wed like to build a creative community that shares and provide their footage to be used under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licence.

Whats in it for you? :-
1. This platform will run on a donation basis.
a. Downloaders may donate any amount to you as an appreciation of your contribution to the community.
b. 100% of the proceeds will go to you.
2. As for now, our new site is still in the midst of development, however, we would like to register your interest in this project.
a. We aim to build video creation tools that everybody can use as part of the sites unique offering and in the longer term, we will mix in some monetization ideas.
b. Of course, youll be a part of that too!

Interested to back this project? Fill up the form below.
Link : https://eric123rf.typeform.com/to/rY3rmb (https://eric123rf.typeform.com/to/rY3rm)

Look at where they are taking stock.  Share in optional donations.  Holy SH!T.


Noedelhap

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 08:34 »
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The words 'exciting', 'vision', 'technological innovation' and 'donation basis' combined spell doom and disaster.

There's nothing new about this concept. People (often amateurs and hobbyists) offer CC0 content on their own website or on some platform, with an occasional Paypal donation link as well.
How is this innovating in any way, let alone profitable for us? We're not hobbyists who are happy to see 100,000 downloads and a meager $10 in donations!

Of course, 123RF is NOT doing this for free. Oh no, ad revenue, free traffic, some backlinks to their actual site to obtain paying customers. But we should be thankful they allow us to spend our free time doing things we like so we can see our stuff being used for free. Money isn't the only thing that makes us happy.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 08:39 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 08:37 »
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The sad thing is you might actually make more money.

angelawaye

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 08:37 »
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All I need to see is the word "exciting" and I'm OUT ...

Microstock Man

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 09:45 »
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Wow. Lets hope this doesn't take off.

« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 10:18 »
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Were on the brink of yet another exciting project!

Those are some of the scariest words issued by stock agencies.

and in the longer term, we will mix in some monetization ideas.

Great, sign me up!  I really want to give my stuff away for vague promises of some possible monetization in the future.  They'll even let us participate in possible future monetization - how generous of them!  Sounds like a really good deal!

RAW

« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 10:20 »
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Whats in it for you? :-
1. This platform will run on a donation basis.

That gave me the dry heaves.

« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 10:29 »
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"yet another exciting project"
All is said

« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 10:54 »
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Hey guys they are really nice, if you click the link (for the fun of it), they tell you how much they give you... They're the good guys, they'll publish our videos to their free giveaway site... for free!! Wow what a deal!
Quote
If we approve your video it'll be published on our new site for free under under the CC0 license.

« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 11:11 »
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It'd be great if 123RF paid 100% to us, and then we could donate to pay them if we though there was value.

« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 11:43 »
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Woa.. The email looks like a professional kick to the a**

« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 12:02 »
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Jaw-dropping
Just when you wonder how low they can go

« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 14:13 »
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Wow. Lets hope this doesn't take off.


It can only take off if contributors supply them with content. Anyone who is earning money through licensing their videos  would do well to give this a pass (I can't imagine many will, but it'd be great if no one did so it sends a message to other agencies looking around for new ways to "disrupt").

It's fine to have free photo/video/illustration sites as long as the content is not (a) stolen and (b) from people who also sell licenses.

What's not fine is setting up a voluntary donation system for professional content.

Edited to add a link to an earlier thread about them acquiring Pixlr. I went to Pixlr today and it's still using Flash (which I don't have installed and don't use). A review of Pixlr back in the spring noted that Flash use would have to go (not quite dead yet), yet months later it's still there and 123rf is touting yet another new project.

I think they can't really be serious about building any of these businesses and are still looking to be acquired - this is just buzz to make them look better to potential buyers.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 19:22 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 15:01 »
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A nice feature would be to allow us to use our own adsense codes, so we could earn revenue by people visiting our content pages.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 15:44 »
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I got some images circa 2008 that I'd give away for free, probably not the types of pics they would want but hey, what an exciting opportunity!  ::)  ::) ::)

« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 16:14 »
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Exciting in microstock means that icy sick feeling you get before they slide the knife in

Either way they can get stuffed though I'm sure plenty of fools will be happy to give their stuff away for free.

« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 17:57 »
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**** you 123rf.

« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 18:28 »
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Is this real? This cant be real. 🤣🤣🤣


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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 20:20 »
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I don't think they're going to get many volunteers.  Maybe some amateur phone shooters with little else to do. 

Semmick Photo

« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 00:58 »
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You'll be surprised how many will give their stuff away and amateur content these days is very good.

OM

« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 08:57 »
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You'll be surprised how many will give their stuff away and amateur content these days is very good.


Some of it isn't even amateur and there's method behind some of the madness...Unsplash  Brooke Lark 80 food photos of decent quality:

https://unsplash.com/@brookelark

Behind the madness of 'free' is getting people and paid commissions to her Instagram account and pro-photo site (client list):

http://www.cheekykitchen.com/about/

Just another approach from a different angle.

« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 09:13 »
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You'll be surprised how many will give their stuff away and amateur content these days is very good.

Forgive me....but amateur videographers judging amateur video clips still equals amateur quality.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2017, 14:15 »
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Well being amateur has nothing to do with being able to see quality. Professionals submit garbage and amateurs submit high end stuff. Amateur just means your income is not your main income. Being amateur says nothing about quality, same as professional doesnt mean everything is perfect.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2017, 14:20 »
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Jeff HK, sailor and during his trips delivering cargo he shoots photos and videos. Amateur I'd say, probably the best time lapse you'll ever watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ


« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2017, 15:05 »
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Jeff HK, sailor and during his trips delivering cargo he shoots photos and videos. Amateur I'd say, probably the best time lapse you'll ever watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ



now this is Simply Stunning  :o :o :o
Thanks for sharing !!!


 

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