Hey everyone, Brand Ambassador sinful here. I know this recent news of plug getting close to shutting down due to running out of funding has been quite of a shock to all of us, especially those who have grown to love the site so much.
The concept of plug.dj (and another older site, turntable.fm) is quite amazing to me, and I’ve been a user from autumn of 2011, always keeping myself updated with the paths both sites took. The ability to interact and connect with users through music internationally means so much more than the average social media site, and its basis of music isn’t just to listen to what you like to play and hear, but to further learn and figure out about genres, artists, albums, songs, sites, programs, and much, much more.
Now I know there are plenty of other sites similar to plug.dj that may offer close to the same experience, though perhaps not on the same level, but the main point to this post is what makes plug special. Throughout my years on the site, and becoming a Brand Ambassador, I’ve made plenty of valuable friendships, learned numerous skills in leadership, management, and community support, figured out the career I wanted to follow, and gained experience in programming and web development. All these things I gained from being part of this wonderful community are things that have made the person I am today, and I couldn’t ask for anything more.
My question for our community, new users and old users, is what does the site mean to you? I’ve heard and seen so many friendships being built, including relationships. Chances where people have been able to meet up with each other, go to events, play video games online, watch movies together, and other miraculous things. Along with that, most of us have witnessed all the interesting and fantastic scripts & extensions our fellow community members have made. All these skills, careers, memories, experiences, and stories we have created are what make this community what it is, a family, although not everyone gets along or likes the same things.
I don’t want to lose this. I don’t want to lose so much that has been a part of me for the last 4 years, and I’m positive many others feel the same way. Yes, many of us may be able to keep in touch if the site were to go down, but will everything we’ve made stay together or be the same? Will we forgot about all the great times we’ve had and people we’ve become?
I hope this meant something to anyone reading this, because this site truly is something special and would benefit from everyone’s support.
You can donate to help keep the site alive here: http://plug.dj/donate
AMA from the President of plug.dj: https://goo.gl/ni9PPi
Post your favorite stories, experiences, and memories that you’ve gained from being a part of this wonderful plug.dj community below! I would love to hear them.
Thanks for reading,
sinful | Brett