Re: [videoblogging] you keep the file that you want to share using BitTorrent

On Oct 17, 2004, at 8:58 PM, Jay dedman wrote:

> but its also about individuals wanting to make videos.
> i mean, its possible now…but very few people are videoblogging
> regularly.
> i struggle with why this is……..
>

It's easy to make lots of videos, but making videos that I think people
might want to watch takes more work.

Text and photo blogging doesn't ask much of the user, they can take a
quick look at a post, skim it if they like, and move along.

With a video post, and audio post, you don't know what you are getting
until you invest your time.

When I find a trusted source, like Adam Curry, I choose to invest
almost an hour a day, because I know what type of content I'm going to
get.

Now that there are 100's of podcasts, I find it overwhelming to think
about sampling these new shows.

With video it's going to be the same.

> about bit torrent.
> why be afraid of people downloading files off your computer?
> making your computer the server is the answer.
> what's the worry exactly?
>

I don't understand Bit Torrent and I don't want to open up my computer
to the net. Opening up my disk space on my hosting provider, no
problem.

> its great if you have huge monthly bandwidth and storage…
> but as Eric Rice admits….you can never have enough when
> hundreds/thousands of people are downloading your work.
> but with Torrents, the more poeple who are part of the network…the
> faster the download…and NO ONE loses out on bandwidth.
> its really the logic we want to follow.
> My cable modem is "always on"…so im using all of it.
>

I'm not sure that my cable modem provider allows use of computers
connected to the net to be servers.

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