A peer-to-peer file sharing program which instead lets you subscribe to people to get files in a "sink-discovery" system.
Had a lot of potential, and is significantly better than other systems and programs. Was stillborn.
- I know I used this in 2003, but I used it earlier than that.
Its first betas were released in 2000.
What it is ∞
For the first time in human history, an individual could distribute high-quality content to a massive audience without expending large amounts of time, money, or other resources.
with other file sharing apps, you ∞
- figure out what you want to look for
- come up with search terms to describe what you're looking for
- run a search
- wait for search results to trickle back
- repeat steps 2 through 4 until you get search results
- comb through a list of possible downloads
- start a download
- repeat steps 6 and 7 until you find a source that is not [behind a firewall, swamped, fake]
- repeat steps 6 through 8 until you find a source that doesn't cut you off mid-download
- check out the file that you downloaded
repeat steps 1 through 10 until you find a file that you actually like
with konspire2b-based apps, you ∞
- subscribe to channels that match your interests
- go to bed
- wake up in the morning to the files that have arrived on your subscribed channels
- feel certain that the files are legit, thanks to konspire2b's heavy-duty, automatic, digital signatures
- unsubscribe from channels that disappoint you
- build trust for a channel owner's tastes over time (owners are completely responsible for what goes out on their channels)
- spend the time that you used to spend searching doing other less frustrating things (see 8 for a suggestion)
start a channel to broadcast your own files