Torrentocracy announced a Web API that will allow bloggers to manage their own dang torrents. BoingBoing says Ecto will support it soon. This will really help with distributing large video files. I have heard of Blog Torrent who may have already offered this, but have not had time to try it out.
If you have ever downloaded a large file through bit torrent protocol, you know that you are not downloading from a central data bank or a single user but rather from other users who are downloading it the same time as you are. In other words, you are getting it from lots of people who do not yet have it all. And while you are downloading the file, others are already downloading from your computer what you have already taken. To be a receiver is to be a giver. You don't wait until you have the whole file before you start uploading - it happens at the same time. It all sounds very spiritual to me. Like the flow of the gospel - but then maybe I am kinda wacky?
And how does it all start? It starts when someone "seeds" a torrent file and makes it available. Jesus often talked of the gospel as seed.
Downloading and uploading torrents also makes me think of the teachings of Jesus on giving and receiving. The one who is giving (allowing uploads of stored data) is the one who can download data the fastest. Try to stop others from uploading (taking from what you already have) and you will slow down your own download. The givers receive more. To the one who has, more will be given. | said this before on an earlier post.