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Tibet: The Other Side of the StorySome of you may have noticed recently the happenings in Tibet, some of you may have been aware of it for some time.Tibet: The Other Side of the Story by acidlullaby
Chances are the new-comers to the issue has picked up snippets or vague clues from protests during the Olympic Torch Relay, or in the media following the recent riots in March.
So why am I posting this? Im posting this because I want people to get a view of the other side of the story; those in China and those in the West see very different things when it comes to this, and from what I see on Deviantart, the majority of the voices you hear over this are the Pro-Tibetan Independence ones... shouting "Free Tibet!" On the other side though, many people have noticed an outpouring of nationalistic sentiment in ethnic Chinese people, and anger at the Western media.
Do you know why?
I am going to try to examine some of the statements made by the Tibetan Government in Exile and by Free Tibet groups. I will try to include sources of informatio
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I have joined deviantArt many years ago, and the community has shaped me in a positive way. Thats why I like to share insights and keep on contributing my work to the community here.
I have drawn since i can think, and today i´m working as freelance illustrator. A dream came true. Cover illustration and poster designs helped me to get into the freelance world. I love my job and can not think of a better profession
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I´m happy that things are like they are, the facebook or G+ bubbles where algorithms only show you what you like. This makes sure that many emerging artists get depressed before they even have the chance to show the world how great they are. It is no secret that facebook limit your reach so that you have to pay if you want more people to see what you are up to. Most businesses do well and know about that matter, but since many artists don´t see themselves as business, their reach is crippled and they blame everyone else and facebook but not themselves. If you think about it, marketers always try to find chances to infiltrate social channels. Capitalism demands it to be perpetuated and word of mouth is still the best channel for advertising.
There is something I observed on facebook, also other platforms like G+, deviantArt and other communities make use of algorithms. At first sight that is not bad, it would just be better if it would be more transparent and if you could choose. Facebook for example only tends to show you what is interesting for you. A conversation only makes sense when at least 2 people engage. FB knows that and tries to find in realtime the best match possible at that current time, based on your interactions. Orwell would be very pleased. Actually these are all tiny bubbles in which we live and the outside world is even blocked with adblocker or through ignorance.
If you have subscribed to the right people, this might even be a good thing but the problem is that in order to promote your work you feel that you can´t really escape from these bubbles. And worse, the myth about reach is true for facebook profiles and personal profiles as well. Even when you have reached the 4000 friends limit, your reach is limited to around 10% So I would really consider twice putting much time, energy and money on these platforms. Blogging on your own website brings a lot more people on my page than social media could ever do.
One other myth about social media in which a totally distorted picture of reality is burned into our heads: productivity.
Everyone around us seems to be so very productive and you feel you are not good enough. In reality there are only a few productive people out there and even then they have setbacks such as no spare time, no families or long hours to work, less paying jobs, etc. You never know how it looks on their end.
Then there are institutions that insists to be single persons such as Ilya Kuvshinov or Sakimichan. these people have built a business around their art, have hired people to do their online marketing and communication, shipping, convention attending and much more that would be impossible to do for one person alone. But on our end, it looks like they do it all alone.
The Myth about Witch-hunts
Everything is a remix put it down in a good documentation; you can´t create anything new. Carl Sagan once said:" If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you need to create the universe first."
As artists, we often think we have to invent something new. Some do, some repeat what worked and some rip-off others. The rip-offs are either drastically bad so that you really don´t have to worry. In the best case it is studies and people don´t do damage to you. Putting things online does not mean someone makes a fortune out of it. But it sure can be a reason for you to be upset. If companies rip-off a piece and sell it, this is another topic, but even then; If you can provide details about that matter, you can forward it to your lawyer, he will earn some cash and you as well. And I learned that online rip-offs are far more paying than physical rip-offs. So if you find out something like your art was stolen - do something about it and stop whining. You want to be in this business, that means you need to learn how to play with the rules.