people kept trying really hard to put social features into AP2. it didn't work out well tbh! things don't have the behavior ppl expect and then they get mad. and i think that's because it's a platform *for people*, rather than an arbitrary construct people carve space from (which historically is often the root of little internet subcultures)
@er1n isn't this in part due to resource constraints (as its often sharing a music library on a home PC - the user might not want to leave this switched on 24/7 due to electricity costs, or it may have noisy ventilator fans or bright LEDs and it would be in the room they want to sleep in?)
It does remind me of how a pirate radio station may only operate at weekends (due to space and logistics issues, and the longer the signal is around the easier it is to track down..) >>
@er1n the similarly somewhat clandestine nature of Soulseek may be a factor...
recently I was chatting to a lad from the community radio station and he hinted a lot of people now struggle with the concept of having to seek out content at a certain time compared to having everything on demand when they want to find it..
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