Muse #300 - this I got to write
Each day I post I search for a title photo to include in my daily email. And for this, I generally use Pixabay.com and UnSplash.com. Occasionally, I also use other sources like Pexels.com and Flikr.com. I generally look for photos that tell a story, convey some deep meaning or make a point. And these categories of photosites are user-generated content for the most part.
Anyway, I was searching on some topics of choice today when I hit upon some photos uploaded by Microsoft on UnSplash.com. And there were a ton of photos. Except for a few at the very end, most of these were soulless marketing-driven photos trying hard to show off the Microsoft products and computers built by their associates and partner companies.
Many of the participants in these photos clearly are actors, with a planned choice of demographic diversity patterns in order to be politically correct. And with these actors putting on pretend expressions that are certainly not believable to be the “work” they are trying to be doing.
I am really disappointed that a corporate entity (and there should be others on it or following soon) clutter up a user submission-driven site. The whole point I thought was to encourage more individuals to participate and express their talent. And these are signs of things to come…
Check out: UnSplash.com