A Storify exploring how to be successful at driving Facebook users to watch television.
From The Verge:
Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page.
The embed is a pretty straightforward iFrame. Below is what an embedded Getty photo looks like. The original dimensions were 594 x 465; I made the iFrame 520 x 407 to fit my column width. One note: Facebook’s og:image tag doesn’t pull the image below for the thumbnail for a share of this post.
We thought we could make money on the Internet. But, while the Internet is new and exciting for creative people, it hasn’t matured as a distribution mechanism to the extent that one should trade real and immediate opportunities for income for the promise of future online revenue. It will be a few years before digital distribution of media on the Internet can be monetized to an extent that necessitates content producers to forgo their fair value in more traditional media.