itd be good if there was a social network for following lots of people who each only actually need to post every 1-5 years, like musicians or animators or whatever, where you don't want to see hourly posts by them but you DO want to keep tabs on them because you love their work. i guess maybe patreon etc. fills that niche? in theory you could just make social network alt-accounts. but nobody really seems to do that and "1 post every 18 months" isn't really how most stuff is supposed to be used
maybe social as much as tech issue, and raised expectations? OK I'm /old/ by online standards but it was normal to wait weeks/months for someone you admired (a musician, DJ, artist etc) to complete their project and you just kept an eye on whatever media existed for them to announce it (the most "upfront" media then was probably pirate radio and even the availability of the stations was sporadic)
@vfrmedia @jk yeah, I'm 57, and taught classes on gopher and archie before Lynx was written. I was releasing weekly progress reports, with a changelog, project tracking, all public, and the patrons got a fresh PDF compile of the WIP every week. I treated it like an Agile project. Maybe it was too much? I was trying to show steady progress.
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