Digital: Ex Post

January 11, 2005

Is BitTorrent Dead?

monkey methods research group: "After the recent shutdowns in the BitTorrent community, notably the popular site, many were left wondering if BitTorrent was on its last legs. You can read some of the coverage here . Since this happened, many people are asking: How big of a blow are these shutdowns? Is BitTorrent dead or dying?

Well, we had the same questions too, and decided we wanted to understand the distribution of torrent files on the Internet. Using this information, we can examine issues such as centralization and other important factors."

I know, to much BitTorrent already!, but I can't begin to explain how this is going to change media distribution on the net.

Btw, the guy who wrote the article has a torrent search engine.


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