Steven Musielski (unedited rant).
Please feel free to tell me what and where I may be wrong in any of this: I will not take it personally promise.
I think creativity first is trumped by the need for ad dollars or some other creative income to provide sustainability 5-10 years out or there will be the risk of another sale for founders to cash out again as Vine did.
Bytes creative brilliant move: (it is no secret if you look me up I have conservative leanings that are not popular on Byte): I doubt this was done to draw in conservatives but if so? Brilliant. I think some ad dollars that come in will be tied to the idea that Byte is not allowing private messaging and that keeps children safer here than on other platforms. I think that was a creative move on Bytes part. Why? Good luck taking that function away from people on social media platforms now.
This leads to my core question: Do you think the most important definition of “creativity” will be the way that the people that can write checks to Byte define creativity?
I think creating a community that draws in add dollars is important to Byte. Clearly advertisers looking to target EARLY social media tech adopters have few choices to run ads today.
Honest feedback? (Please do not fear being critical of any of my points):