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Forgive my rant... but to expand on a previous conversation started here on WSN, it is now stepping into my Brand's world and I thought you'd want to understand why I'm concerned and what you should know. Read the entire blog post here: http://ow.ly/4aAX5.
Today, I saw a tweet that followed the announcement of a partnership between Tubefilter and Sidereel.com. You can read about the community feedback regarding this topic on WebSeriesNetwork by clicking here. I’m not going to rehash that conversation here, what I am going to offer up is the BUSINESS side – reality of what is going on as I have heard many of you not understanding the impact to the community i.e. those out there like Mingle Media TV (using the example from today).
I saw this Tweet a few hours ago… we had 7 LIVE web shows during the past 5 hours so I was a little distracted and now am writing this post and what it means to me.
Mingle Media TV is a BRAND – it is one that we work very hard on developing… we do not endorse SideReel.com nor were we asked to offer our curated content to their site. Why would we? We curate, create, produce and promote content on our site we work long hours and support a community and now SideReel.com is taking our BRAND name and lending it to LINK BAIT (a method to grow traffic to your site using topics that “catch people’s attention”).
Read the entire blog post here: http://ow.ly/4aAX5.
The sucky thing is they are doing it under the guise of legitimate community members ---- I almost retweeted that tweet. I would have kicked myself if I would have done that... and after looking at it and knowing what the bigger picture is - I had to share... and hopefully this will be the start of creators thinking about who is using them... and who is supporting them.
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