In the past few years, I've heard numerous stories about bloggers who have been bullied and threatened by Getty for using their images - often unknowingly.
The problem is that their images get shared on social networks like Tumblr, Facebook, or G+, and no one includes an attribution link. Next thing you know, the image has been shared dozens of times and eventually makes its way into a blog somewhere.
Policing this has probably been really expensive for Getty, so it looks like they're going on the offensive. They will now offer their images free, so long as you use their embed code that cites the image as theirs.
I think this is a very forward-thinking move, and I'm really surprised that a company as conservative as Getty would go this direction.
Thanks for originally sharing on LinkedIn
I remember reading this poem in high school, and it struck me quite powerfully then. This was the first example I saw of a World War II story that wasn't all triumph and glory for the typical American soldier. I'd even go so far as to say it's almost un-American (or at very least, anti-war).
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
What poems have made an impression on you? Do you remember the first poem that really stood out? Let me hear yours!
I went to a cooking demo with my friend today, and got inspired to try Chicago Diner's blackened tofu recipe for myself. Here's what I created.
I was at a networking event today and while talking with someone, my degree came up.
I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but I now do software engineering. While the word "engineering" appears in both, the two disciplines are far from being directly related.
"So how did you make the transition?" My new friend asked.
This is a pretty common thing for employees in my generation. We go to school for one thing and then quickly earn experience and career clout in something almost completely unrelated, and the truth is that this is okay.
In my experience, employers care little about your degree the moment that you have some actual results. For me, this meant figuring out how to build websites on my own until people would hire me to do it because they saw my prior work.
The same is true of any major though. If you're in a situation where your degree seems "worthless" you have to ask yourself, "is my degree worthless, or do I just not have the experience to show employers that I'm valuable?"
Don't be afraid to tout skills outside your field of study. Those might be the things that set you apart at the end of the day.
- Packback BooksLead Software Engineer, 2013 - present
- Uloop - Student News & ClassifiedsDirector of Student News, 2012 - 2013
- JobBranderFounder/CEO, 2013 - 2013
- MyUdailyFounder & CEO, 2011 - 2012
- Shakeup Media - Web development and community managementFounder and Owner, 2011 - 2012
- Siemens HealthcareTechnical Writing Intern, 2011 - 2011
- GE Consumer and IndustrialMechanical Engineering Intern, 2007 - 2008
- CleanAir EngineeringEngineering Intern, 2009 - 2009
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee (c/o 2012), but after two years of internships with some of the biggest firms in the world, I realized that startups were way more fun. I founded a web-development company (+Shakeup Media) and started a news blog on my college campus.
I love meeting people, writing (in both code and prose), playing guitar, traveling, and cooking. While I enjoy my work and the flexibility it provides, I also do a lot of geeky things on the side. Lately, it's been playing with my Raspberry Pi and learning Python.
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