Yesterday there was a piece in the “New York Times” lamenting the write for free mentality of the Internet. The truth is there are two classes, those who get paid and those who don’t. And those who do would never work for free, they’re professionals. YOU ARE GOING TO PAY!
I’m not saying people won’t give away their wares for free online in the future.
I’m just saying this whining that you can’t make any money, that everyone expects everything to be free online…those days are just about through. Sure, you can read posts free on Facebook and Twitter, but those sites were built on the public’s back. And they’ve peaked too.
How do I know?
Because I didn’t post a photo last night because I knew nobody was inter
ested. At least not enough to make the effort.
You see the Net has been built on cool. It’s been about the new new thing. But those days are through, it’s solidifying. Now we’ve got winners and losers, and the odds of going from the underclass to the ruling class online are about similar to those doing the same thing in real life, essentially nil. Yes, the American Dream is dying online too. A few people make it through, but it’s like winning the lottery, the odds are low.
Prior to the Internet, did you sit at home watching television saying I CAN DO THAT?
Maybe, but you rarely took action. Video-cams have been around since the late seventies, they were cheap in the eighties, was MTV inundated with home made tapes? Of course not, especially when videos became slick, expensive productions in the late eighties and nineties.
We’ve been sold a fiction. That the Internet has leveled the playing field. That all are welcome and respected. Hell, you can’t even get people to read your tweets, what makes you think you can get them to watch your YouTube clips?
YOU ARE GOING TO PAY!….Oh… you want Yahoo?, You want AOL?, you want Google?……… Lik