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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Wow, that's some bullshit. Plett's response, as described on Put This On, just makes it seem even worse.
     
  2. StanleyVanBuren

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    Here are my thoughts on the subject, which I posted a couple weeks ago on facebook:

    Dear Instagram users, I'm sorry to inform you of this, but it's over. I realize it used to make sense to take what would otherwise be a shitty cell phone picture and attempt to salvage it by making it "interesting" through the use of a vintage-y filter. I did it too. But ever since the iPhone 4S put a stunningly-good lens in the hands of... basically everyone, there's no longer an excuse not to JUST TAKE GOOD PHOTOS to begin with. And now that it's been bought by facebook and is everywhere, the unique looks it could previously give your photos are no longer that. You will look back on this and regret it the same way you wonder now why you bothered to have a myspace account past mid-2007. You can keep telling yourself that the overexposed sun-damaged polaroid filter is just as creative as the pink text on a fuchsia background was on your myspace page, but after reading this, you are on notice: good photos are the new bad photos.
     
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    Haters gonna hatestagram
     
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  5. APK

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    Plett, like a lot of the self-important #menswear bloggers, seems to exist in this deluded Tumblr-generated reality where he and fellow #menswear dudes have a trumped up sense of importance on the basis that they own a nice camera, are part of this cropped chino reblog circle jerk, and use rap lyrics to describe the macro shot of their morning vanilla bullshit latte.
     
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  6. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    I know these people. Also lol if you ever instagrammed on an even-numbered level of irony.
     
  7. thewho13

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    Wait brb gonna instagram this page.
     
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    Don't know if Jesse saw this, but Ryan posted in the comments of his blog on this post:

     
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  9. StanleyVanBuren

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    Quote:
    http://youbroketheinternet.tumblr.com/post/27583534059/putthison-styleseek-the-rights-of-creators-i

    If I may offer my two cents:

    In high school, I worked for a small dot-com that attempted (ultimately unsuccessfully) to capitalize on all the kid-related content and games on the internet in the late 1990s. The idea was to build a "network" which was basically just a website that aggregated all of this content and presented it through a portal that blocked access to the open internet, so it was kid-friendly and which we then supported with revenue from banner ads. Some content was generated in-house, but a lot was sourced from outside webpages.

    We didn't launch the thing having jacked all our content wholesale without telling any of the authors. In the months leading up to launch, we had a whole team of people sourcing content, e-mailing authors, and paying them for licenses to use their work on our site. There was a lot of stuff out there at the time in terms of java games that college students developed for classes that were hosted on very basic HTML pages that were easy to integrate into our "portal." There were also just a lot of geocities and other personal webpages with content aimed at children, sometimes fun, sometimes educational, that we sought to include. We probably added hundreds of these to our "network" and every single person whose content we used got not only credit, but got paid for their work.

    The site ran for a few years with a decent userbase before Disney came to eat everyone's lunch. But the point is that if you're going to run a commercial venture and use other people's content, you approach them first, and ideally, if you plan to profit off their work, you pay them for it. When you are a commercial enterprise, truncating posts is not sufficient and giving the original author "credit" isn't enough either, because people view you differently when you are in it for the money. I share my story to point out that this concept is not new, and it is not new to the internet as the model has existed since at least 1996.
     
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  10. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    I Instagram pictures of burgers and Fjallraven bags. :embar:
     
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  11. 100 yrs

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    i don't think that it's a question of sourcing, it's posting the articles in full on a for profit site without consent that's got everyone's hand rolled pocket squares all ruffled, and rightfully so.
     
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    Pleet seems like an intelligent, albeit stubborn guy, so I think he's kind of playing dumb by addressing the subject of sourcing while ignoring the broader issue of lifting entire articles.
     
  13. noob in 89

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    reedo, Ivri, if you haven't read it, you guys've got to grab Catch-22 before tackling Pynchon. It's just like, mandatory.

    That said, +1 on starting with V.
     
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  14. Bam!ChairDance

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    Shame they scrapped the project. China could have been your biggest client.
     
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    LOLLLL I wonder if by rancher, he means Ralph Lauren.
     
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    I wonder if he asked PG if he could use him as an "influencer"
     
  17. brad-t

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    wongolini is the best surname i've ever heard
     
  18. hendrix

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    It's not his real name
     
  19. indesertum

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    Hipster. Repent
     
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