March 05, 2004
Next-Generation File Sharing with Social Networks essay is up!
My first paid article Next-Generation File Sharing with Social Networks is up at the O'Reilly Network/OpenP2P. This essay is based on my talk at the recent Emerging Technology Conference. A number of people lamented that my slides didn't contain enough detail, so I decided to write a full fledged essay. A big thanks to O'Reilly for picking up the article!
Posted by Mayhem at March 5, 2004 05:26 PM
BTW, WASTE has shown that a central server isn't really necessary at all -- simply collect everyone's IPs, track them as they change, and you only need 1 to bootstrap.
Also, I have a feeling that whatever clients are built to implement social-network-based sharing will need a way to deal with a user being a member of multiple indepedent networks, where Network A has a policy that would not permit Network B's users to connect, but User X is a member of both.
content is good, but a bit too much "cutesey". once or twice is ok, but three plus is too many. I'm referring to things like "no rocket science here, move along" and "questions ending with prepositions?"
Interesting article. However, I can't help but wonder about the statement:
"Perhaps these social networks can influence some change and shift users away from a "I'm looking for this track!" mentality to a "What are my friends listening to?" mentality."
I'm not so sure this is such a good thing.
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