An algae bloom occurs in nature when there is too much nutrient in the water. At first, the bloom is welcomed by fish and other animals as food. But over time, it starves the water of oxygen and kills the inhabitants, leaving behind a dead sea. Algae blooms underscore the dangers of an unbalanced system—when the overconcentration of one species undermines the health of the ecosystem.
Like natural ecosystems, creator ecosystems also require balance among its inhabitants. From YouTube to Etsy to Twitch, creator ecosystems are made up of countless creators that collaborate and compete with one another for audiences. Healthy creator ecosystems empower multitude of creators to grow. Danger forms when one creator becomes too big at the expense of others.
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