BitTorrent Portal Websites
Peer-to-Peer Networks & BitTorrent Portals: Users of Peer-to-peer (P2P) or file-sharing networks use software that allows them to join “swarms” of other users who are sharing a particular title (movie, TV show, book). As each user downloads pieces of the file, his/her computer shares the pieces with others in the swarm. The most popular P2P software is “BitTorrent”. BitTorrent websites facilitate file sharing by organizing and indexing torrent files, and initiating and managing the download process. The BitTorrent landscape remains quite popular, serving millions of torrents to tens of millions of users at any given time.