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Author Topic: Is Symbiostock Against Agencies? + Other Questions  (Read 1243 times)

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Leo Blanchette

« on: July 20, 2013, 16:00 »
Is Symbiostock against agencies, or meant to compete with them?

Answer: Not initially. It was only meant to be a way for people to be independent sellers should the downtrend of "Free" continue.

I remember getting a mass-email from MSG. Two of its advertised subjects (I don't remember word-for-word)

1. SJLock Dropped from Istock.
2. Open Source way to Sell Direct (Referring to the now-named Symbiostock).

(referred to this thread:

...this project was born during difficult days, jolted to action because of the GG-Deal.

Shortly after its release:

You may notice Symbiostock has the ability to generate referral links. This idea was inspired long before I laid out the idea for "Symbiostock". Believe it or not, those referral links were made for Istock exclusives primarily. I had intended to release that feature publicly on Istock. But some factors got in the way (IS Forums) when I started that process and it never happened.

Now people use it for things like Alamy, Stocksky, etc. I say, Awesome! How do you feel about that? Please say.

This is a community run project, so everyone will set the overtone for what Symbiostock is. Not just me. I'm just saying what I had in mind when I started.

I think Symbiostock will be much healthier just being the combination of many hard working people doing what they love. Agencies are really not a big part of the Symbiostock picture. Why make it that way?

Some nice developments that show things are headed in a productive direction:

This thread here shows Symbiostock at its best, doing exactly what it was made for:

Yet another well timed thread, shows how features were meant to be added to Symbiostock:

If there is any other questions, please ask them below. I'm sure most people can answer them besides myself as well.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 16:21 by Leo »


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