Li Jin @ljin18 Consumer investing @a16z. Beijing born + Midwest bred. MBA dropout. Alum: Product @shopkick, stats & English lit @Harvard. Lifelong artist. Loves tech & corgis. Nov. 21, 2019 1 min read

My learning from this very interesting discussion is that there’s no single, consistent definition of “creator."

Which goes to show how nascent this entire ecosystem is!

Some recurring themes emerged from everyone's comments:

ASPIRATION - creators want to grow an audience, even if they don’t have one today

VALUE/IMPACT - creators make something valuable for others

INTENTIONALITY - they treat their work as a craft and want to improve upon it

INCLINATION - creators are those who want to create more if they had time & money

LITERAL CREATION - (the broadest def.) creators as anyone who creates anything, including communities, art, etc. Some even said 'creators' encompass those who never share that creation with others


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