I wanted to share a few facts about a company that is very dear to my heart:
It's been my favourite place on the web for about seven years now. It also has some impressive little-known stats - it's the sixth biggest social network in the world. It has 28 million users. It set the standard for the user icon, and incorporated the first 'like' button. It was also, apparently, the first social network, 12 years ago.
I love it because I find it to be a wonderfully positive environment - way less haters than pretty much any site I ever invested any time in. It's supportive of creators, whatever level they are at. It encourages diversity, and doesn't judge it's users, no matter what they are into (pretty much!), writers, artists and photographers all.
It also, many people don't know, sponsored artist's alley at SDCC, keeping it in the main hall, laying down a soft carpet to spare feet, and providing padded chairs. It sponsored Tr!ckster, and the Spectrum convention. It genuinely - and I mean genuinely, because it's founder and CEO has become a good friend of mine - cares about creators above all else, with a passion.
It's been my primary gallery for seven years at least.
So you can imagine how excited I was when we ended up forming a partnership with them, and having dA support our titles and create a whole new section just for motion books!
And more than any of my points above, the other thing I just love about it is THE ART! I can get lost on there for hours, and have discovered so much diversity it makes my head hurt. Truly inspiring.
I urge you to go check it out, and while you're there - set up your own page, and why not read a motion book or two?