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« on: February 04, 2020, 23:28 »
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I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?


« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 23:37 »
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No..........

« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 00:00 »
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep

« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 01:23 »
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I'm reading a lot about if China's economy starts to fall it will have a knock on effect for the rest of the world. China is the number 2 economy in the world.

Downloads of my images of people wearing medical masks has increased a lot recently.

« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 01:31 »
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No..........

Hope so, I have heard about china being shutdown and people resisting to go to work. Further economy is also going down.
I uploaded many lunar new year stuff and didn't got downloads.

« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 03:05 »
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The chinese don't buy stock images  ;)

« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 03:48 »
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The chinese don't buy stock images  ;)

According to your prejudice.But infact they do buy stock, so much so that ss tailors their search specifically for buyers in China.

« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 04:30 »
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The chinese don't buy stock images  ;)

According to your prejudice.But infact they do buy stock, so much so that ss tailors their search specifically for buyers in China.

A joke hence winking eye ~  ;)  ;D

georgep7

« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 06:48 »
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In a globalized market everything is possible and connected.
Opportunities too. One's death is other's life. Unfortunatelly.

Offtopic:

The chinese don't buy stock images  ;)


According to your prejudice.But infact they do buy stock, so much so that ss tailors their search specifically for buyers in China.


A joke hence winking eye ~  ;)  ;D


A bad robot joking.
Eh, i couldn't resist to think Bender from Futurama! :P XD


ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 07:29 »
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I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?
Yes, because as any fule kno, this new coronavirus is spread by infected jpegs.   ::)
(NB  I just made that up -fake news alert)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 15:18 by ShadySue »

« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 07:47 »
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Coronavirus seems to have more impact on our lives than the 20,000 people who starve to death every day in the world.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 09:45 »
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I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?
Yes, because as any fule kno, this new coronavirus is spread by infected jpegs.   ::)

LOL and someone will believe you. Worse than any virus: misinformation can now be round the world at the touch of a button!  :)

georgep7

« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 10:03 »
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There might be few people that will believe that the virus is spread or infects them while ...posting or reading in social,
but actually many people will fall to an emergency mail with "info" how to react or protect from the virus...

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/02/03/hackers-use-coronavirus-spread-computer-viruses-inject-malware/4644439002/

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202002/04/WS5e390f38a310128217274c6a.html

I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?

Yes, because as any fule kno, this new coronavirus is spread by infected jpegs.   ::)


LOL and someone will believe you. Worse than any virus: misinformation can now be round the world at the touch of a button!  :)

« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 10:43 »
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Oh man, my brain didn't work properly, time to dive into modelling 3D virus images and photo sessions with people in masks.

As you mention it, I don't remember ever having a download from China.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 12:18 »
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I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?
Yes, because as any fule kno, this new coronavirus is spread by infected jpegs.   ::)

LOL and someone will believe you. Worse than any virus: misinformation can now be round the world at the touch of a button!  :)
Oh dear, I'd better make it clearer that I wasn't being factual.

« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2020, 12:45 »
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As you mention it, I don't remember ever having a download from China.

Downloads from China are never shown as a location as China has restrictions, I think the geomapping software doesn't work for China.

In the old style ss map, downloads from China would appear in the centre of the map, close to the west coast of Africa. Now they just don't put the downloads on the map and in the list of downloads they just put a hyphen to replace location, I think. I can't remember exactly as I haven't had a download from China in a while.

« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2020, 14:42 »
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Now they just don't put the downloads on the map and in the list of downloads they just put a hyphen to replace location, I think.

Aha! That explains it.

I've been getting a lot of those mysteriously hyphenated sales. Couldn't figure out what in heck they were. Nice at least to have a clue now.


ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2020, 15:19 »
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The chinese don't buy stock images  ;)

According to your prejudice.But infact they do buy stock, so much so that ss tailors their search specifically for buyers in China.
And Getty has a partner site in China from which I get (very low-value) sales.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2020, 16:17 »
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I am seeing less download this year.
Can coronavirus be one reason behind this?
Yes, because as any fule kno, this new coronavirus is spread by infected jpegs.   ::)

LOL and someone will believe you. Worse than any virus: misinformation can now be round the world at the touch of a button!  :)
Oh dear, I'd better make it clearer that I wasn't being factual.

I understood from the start.  :)

Alamy just got three of these:

4 MB
1414 x 942 pixels
192KB compressed
China, Editorial website, Bulk Discount, Flat Rate
« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 16:21 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2020, 16:57 »
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My sales are lower than usual since the coronavirus happen

« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2020, 23:43 »
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Seeing more downloads this year, must be due to corona virus  8)

KB

« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 23:59 »
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And Getty has a partner site in China from which I get (very low-value) sales.
So, just like buyers in the rest of the world!  ;D

Polarpx

  • Photographer

« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2020, 09:11 »
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I can't imagine that could be the reason. If you have some health and virus related photos you would probably see a raise in income, but not the other way around.

« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2020, 10:11 »
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As you mention it, I don't remember ever having a download from China.

Downloads from China are never shown as a location as China has restrictions, I think the geomapping software doesn't work for China.

In the old style ss map, downloads from China would appear in the centre of the map, close to the west coast of Africa. Now they just don't put the downloads on the map and in the list of downloads they just put a hyphen to replace location, I think. I can't remember exactly as I haven't had a download from China in a while.

China does appear on the map and did on the old map.  Downloads from China usually dry up for me in the first quarter every year plus Shutterstock have had a dispute with China recently so downloads will be down regardless.

« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 12:22 »
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As you mention it, I don't remember ever having a download from China.

Downloads from China are never shown as a location as China has restrictions, I think the geomapping software doesn't work for China.

In the old style ss map, downloads from China would appear in the centre of the map, close to the west coast of Africa. Now they just don't put the downloads on the map and in the list of downloads they just put a hyphen to replace location, I think. I can't remember exactly as I haven't had a download from China in a while.

China does appear on the map and did on the old map.  Downloads from China usually dry up for me in the first quarter every year plus Shutterstock have had a dispute with China recently so downloads will be down regardless.

Yes you are right. I apologize. I just went to my dashboard and noticed a download from Shanghai, China. So now I'm curious where the downloads come from which don't show a location and instead replaces location information with a hyphen.

Shutterstock's dispute with China was solved last year. China now has a different shutterstock search than the rest of us. Goes to show how important China is for Shutterstock.

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 12:43 »
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28 days later.....i'm rich!


 

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