I have to say when I first saw the title of this post I immediately thought, nice, a sarcastic observational piece about how ridiculously widespread the use of unsplash photos has become so quickly on Medium, wish I would have thought of that. I already had my slightly humorous response ready to go for the comments section, you forgot about pixabay. Hah! It only slowly dawned on me as I read it that this was no witty takedown of the lemming like nature of the typical medium user, but rather a serious discussion of the relationship between the two sites. Consider me fooled, and I really like unsplash btw. Nice job. You gotta figure out some way to get your people paid like what Ev did for Medium. Its not perfect but its a start and a good effort to be sure. If you can do half as well with your first shot at a pay content providers model I will congratulate you heartily. Good luck!