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Ever wondered why the downloads charts of your average Torrent tracker site are so remarkably similar to box office and DVD sales? Sure, everyone likes Spidey. But the truth is that it’s awfully hard to find niche content on P2P networks. The Dutch BitTorrent client Tribler […]

Ever wondered why the downloads charts of your average Torrent tracker site are so remarkably similar to box office and DVD sales? Sure, everyone likes Spidey. But the truth is that it’s awfully hard to find niche content on P2P networks.

The Dutch BitTorrent client Tribler aims to solve this problem with Last.fm-style personalization. Tribler suggests new media based on your downloading history. Version 4.0 of the client got released this week. It combines collaborative filters with YouTube browsing — features that have caught the eye of European public broadcasters. Continue reading

  1. It seems to me that it’s hard to find niche content on Bittorent trackers because the more niche a piece of content is, the fewer people there are to seed it, resulting in slow downloads.

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