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What's next after bittorrent?
November 10, 2004 7:47 PM   Subscribe

What's next after bittorrent?

First there was IRC, Newsgroups and FTP.

Then little programs like Hotline, Carracho, etc. which are server/client variants.

Then P2P came along.

So, what uber model comes next?
posted by filmgeek to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
 
MUTE?
posted by riffola at 7:53 PM on November 10, 2004


high bandwidth, high latency station wagons
posted by angry modem at 8:08 PM on November 10, 2004


What's next after Bittorrent? Trackerless Bittorrent, which is better armored against legal attack, yet still more useful than MUTE and FreeNet.

But you seem to imply that you want to know what's next after P2P, of which BT is just one example. That's easy: Ubiquitous storage.
posted by majick at 8:10 PM on November 10, 2004


Trackerless bittorrent you say? Do you have any information about it?
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:14 PM on November 10, 2004


Studios, networks, and record lables go down, and we're left trading the same three-minute jibjab pieces over and over again.
posted by herc at 9:00 PM on November 10, 2004


I'm not sure what's next, but I'm pretty sure whatever it is, the thing that comes after it is "profit!"
posted by crunchland at 9:52 PM on November 10, 2004


Distributed websites. Desktop blog. Integrated chat / discuss / publish capability. Web application interop. Buzzword Markov chains.
posted by dhartung at 11:34 PM on November 10, 2004


Majick - is trackerless bittorrent something you know of?
posted by filmgeek at 4:13 AM on November 11, 2004


There are various BT developments on the go. There are RSS feeds which link straight to your BT client - so you give the RSS client a few keywords (Sopranos, Six Feet) and anything it sees, it starts downloading. There are UDP trackers. There's distributed indexing BT, so a daily updated list of all torrents indexed on suprnova and Loki and TorrentBits and etc gets passed around clients with an automatic update once a day. There's proxy-enabled and SSL-enabled BT clients. There's BT clients that wake you up in the morning with a cup of tea and last night's TV that you missed....
posted by humuhumu at 4:28 AM on November 11, 2004


Metafilter: Buzzword Markov chains.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 6:21 AM on November 11, 2004


Maybe it will go low-tech for a while. If the feds start really cracking down, people might get scared of using any sort of P2P solution. In which case, people who want illegal media will go back to what they did before all of this: buying CDs on the street.
posted by grumblebee at 6:56 AM on November 11, 2004


humu*2 is right. Rss+BitTorrent is the next BitTorrent.
posted by ejoey at 7:21 AM on November 11, 2004


In which case, people who want illegal media will go back to what they did before all of this: buying CDs on the street.

This is what Netflix is for.
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:56 AM on November 11, 2004


Netflix only has one kind of media.
posted by grumblebee at 8:56 AM on November 11, 2004


Funny that RSS+BitTorrent is mentioned, because I just wrote up a how-to on that a few days ago.
posted by pealco at 1:03 PM on November 11, 2004


What waxy says here.
posted by smackfu at 7:56 PM on November 11, 2004


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