Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Consumer and producer

One of the great advantage of living in the digital age is that it is much more cheaper and easier to become a producer. And by producer I mean producing any kind of content at all. Not just films but also photos, writing and others.

Almost any tom, dick and harry can pick up a computer, register himself on the internet and now he's a published writer read by hundreds or even millions or maybe nobody. Point being is that it is that much easier to put your ideas out there and effectively become a producer.

But then there's another side of the coin. All these contents have to be viewed by someone, liked by someone,  shared by someone. So now it becomes a choice for every single person,  do I want to be a consumer or producer. And most of the time the easy choice is to just be a consumer. Just spend your eyeballs time. Just browsing around, reading around, sharing around. Sometimes even when you have this great idea you think would be good to publish and share with the world,  you tend to put it off. Until finally it doesn't matter anymore, and there's an opportunity lost.

Maybe it's time for me to change.

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