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« on: September 26, 2011, 10:19 »
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Found this on petapixl

"Stipple Trying to Turn Microstock On Its Head with In-Photo Ads"

SO, would you work for clicks???

http://www.petapixel.com/page/2/

hope shis isnt 2x post last one did not go through?


« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 10:58 »
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I didn't really understand how this works, so I sent them an email and didn't get a reply.  Good luck to them if they think they can take on Getty, there's many similar ideas that have failed in recent years.

fujiko

« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 11:28 »
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Another 'great' idea that transfers the risk from the middlemen to the source.

We live in a world were creative and productive people has to take all the risks when they decide to create or produce something.
And middlemen and investors don't want any risks at all, they just want the money.

« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 11:37 »
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Another 'great' idea that transfers the risk from the middlemen to the source.

We live in a world were creative and productive people has to take all the risks when they decide to create or produce something.
And middlemen and investors don't want any risks at all, they just want the money.

I want money too!  ;D

« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 11:48 »
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Is this anything other than celebrity snaps? If not, it's competing with EdStock but very little else of what microstock sells. Seems largely irrelevant (beyond their wish to pay microstock back for ruining their lives - aren't they a bit late for that party?)

« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 12:21 »
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As I see it, it's basically having text and links on ur photos in a blog or site. There is an indicator on the part of the photo that u choose to say there is info there, and once someone hovers their mouse over the indicator the text/link appears and u get paid per click. It's kind of like what infolinks do with text. I can see this as being successful, especially as the images are given for free. I'd imagine most professional sites wouldn't want to use this though, infact this would appeal to those who steal images, as they can get a resource of free images and can make money from it.

RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 12:55 »
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And the lead story was funny: Spotted this shirt, titled Analog Retirement, over at BustedTees. The design might be cute and creative, but it was obviously created by someone who isnt a photographer. Sure the photographic film industry hasnt been doing so hot over the past decade, but you cant compare film with cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and floppy disks. Those technologies offer no advantages over the ones that replaced them, while analog photography does. As long as there are people passionate about shooting film, the medium should do just fine."

Please get over it. I still play cassettes in my old 1993 van, and won't have CDs ever. I still record things from broadcast TV DTV on VHS. (OMG?) I don't use this big floppies but I back up the business on 3.5 floppies every month because I don't trust the ZIP drive. (or is that Zip drive and Jazz Drive something that can be added to the list? :)  ) I have four rolls of film, plus a box of assorted rolls in the refrigerator and haven't found the need to shoot film since I got the 10-D years ago. FIlm is dead, so is Elvis and some people need to get over it, and face the truth.

ps VHS does have a number of advantages for recording TV shows that I want to watch and erase, one is cost. I have hundreds of useless recordings to record over. :D The other is ease in use, set the recorder for every Sunday night 6PM two hours (football/golf/whatever might run over) and I have 60 Minutes for three weeks. VHS costs nearly nothing for the machines and media. Can't say that about the cost of film and processing and storage?

Yes, I'll defend that film still does some things better than digital, a bunch of things, but for the average person. FILM IS DEAD!

One of you analog film people that claims archival qualities of old film and prints, needs to look at your oldest slides (gathering fungus) Prints (turning yellow, bending, wrinkles and often foxing on the edges) and film, turning colors, losing it's surface, getting scratched Etc. and then tell me "film is better".

Second strike on the integrity of this site: "Buying large frames for displaying your prints can be expensive. For those of you who are rich in time but short on money, Oh Happy Day has an awesome tutorial on how you can create nice-looking picture frames for just $5. The main ingredients are plexiglass, mat board, cardboard, and paper tape. Buying all the supplies will set you back around $50, but you should have enough material for around 10 frames."

Yeah Baby, except I can buy frames for $3.99 and down at resale shops, with glass and sometimes 22" and larger, but 8x10s are often a buck. Dollar stores have 8x10 frames, often wooden frames in assorted sizes, for well under $5 a frame! Why would I want to spend $5 and the time to make them? LOL

Finally OT reply:

How can my site make money with Stipple?
When someone shops from a Stipple Dot, your site will receive a commission (provided we can locate a merchant paying a commission or CPC offer for that product - we can add this in fine print if necessary). You can also receive a commission if a visitor to your site adds an item to their Stipple wish list and they make a purchase at a later time.

Not so sure what any of this has to do with MicroStock competition since it appears that the images come from someones own site and the money is made from referral links and clicks? Provided we can find a merchant paying commission? What a crock!

Anyone see something different?

lthn

    This user is banned.
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 19:14 »
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wow, michelle trachtenberg doesn't age too well.. : /

« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 20:46 »
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And the lead story was funny: Spotted this shirt, titled Analog Retirement, over at BustedTees. The design might be cute and creative, but it was obviously created by someone who isnt a photographer. Sure the photographic film industry hasnt been doing so hot over the past decade, but you cant compare film with cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and floppy disks. Those technologies offer no advantages over the ones that replaced them, while analog photography does. As long as there are people passionate about shooting film, the medium should do just fine."


I didn't read the article, and perhaps that person actually knows more than me, but....

cassette tapes and floppy disks are still bits stored on magnetic ribbon.  That's digital to me.  An older, crappier version of digital, but digital.

Yep, I was right.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_tape_data_storage

« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 22:19 »
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I would have said audio tapes and VHS and betamax are analog, but floppies are digital. Still, like film, their use is greatly reduced these days and I don't really see them expanding in the future.

I saw a computer still in use that booted off of 8 inch floppies a few years ago.

I am not really sure what the original post has to do w/ microstock though other than another way of making money off of images.

RacePhoto

« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 01:19 »
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And the lead story was funny: Spotted this shirt, titled Analog Retirement, over at BustedTees. The design might be cute and creative, but it was obviously created by someone who isnt a photographer. Sure the photographic film industry hasnt been doing so hot over the past decade, but you cant compare film with cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and floppy disks. Those technologies offer no advantages over the ones that replaced them, while analog photography does. As long as there are people passionate about shooting film, the medium should do just fine."


I didn't read the article, and perhaps that person actually knows more than me, but....

cassette tapes and floppy disks are still bits stored on magnetic ribbon.  That's digital to me.  An older, crappier version of digital, but digital.

Yep, I was right.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_tape_data_storage


Yeah what Tom says below. Tape is analog unless there's some PCM audio on the video. (which was a later addition to Beta as well as VHS) Most of it was analog. Disks are digital, or A/D? hardly a difference. I think part of the confusion comes from moving parts vs totally electronic. But that doesn't make something analog vs digital. You can have digital data on a tape! LOL I had a cassette recorder connected to my TI/994A which saved the program data or my personal data. What about a QIC-80 tape backup. 100% data, but on tape.

Cassette audio is, analog. So we have the same medium working in two ways. Video with digital audio is a great combination of the two, part analog and part digital. One analog one digital data. No conclusion, since both are correct.

Without picking further, I agree, someone is confused, it might be me?

But the subject was this cloud based image sharing, for websites, where maybe you could get click through credits, for hovers, and links, IF the image has a connected sponsor. I think it's a bit of a stretch.


 

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