So 60% of all bandwidth is attributed to bit torrent. Wow…. seriously wow.
I use it to download lots of shows I have no other way of getting (international stuff not broadcast here generally). I even occasionally use it to supplement my Replays time-shifting when something gets missed or when something is in HD and I would really like to see in HD. (Although HBOs current lack of new stuff has stopped that from happening lately).
But I don’t know anyone else other than my brother that does this. So where the heck is all that traffic coming from? Is it shows? Pireated software? Music? Sure that is alot of it but 60%? How many people does that 60% represent?
Another obvious answer that now jumps into my head as I type is that it could be the porn community has somehow adopted bittorrent. You always hear about them being involved in pushing the technological envelope. It makes perfect sense actually. Cheap mass distribution. No censoring or monitoring of any significance. I dont think there is a lot of time sensativity to exactly when most of that content shows up. So in many ways its a better fit than regular broadcast TV. Theres tons of it and a seemingly endless appetite for it. That’s got to be it. Anyone have anything better to explain it?