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Philip 'dm' Campbell

Digital Skills for Creative Tinkerers

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things i've noticed hosting over on bittorrent now

bittorrent technology is an odd one.

it's a fantastic system for moving files around. so much so that the world uses them mainly for distributing pirated movies and software. it's got a bad rep. they have done real work to change the approach towards torrent technology especially when it comes to the software, everything works in the background and they have removed the difficulty in understanding it.

problem is. the audience is NOT there. . .. (YET!)

some of the issues i'm seeing since they have been up. .

  • if your using the email gateway there is no checking of the address (fake email)
  • no social features right now
  • front end portal has NOT been updated yet to support 'types' of content

i still thinking putting content up where you can CHARGE for free using paypal is a win - they host your content, no charge and give you 100% of the paypal money. an interesting experiment but torrent distribution while easier has no audience there, you need to bring your audience with you!

i'll be testing it out in the future using a mailing list send out.

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