Forgive me for not jumping up and down for joy or falling all over myself to heap praise upon Ourmedia – (Jeff, Dave, Glenn, Dan, Ed, Seth and Gizmodo among others). I had assumed something like Downhill Battle’s Blog Torrent would reasonably do the exact same thing. Plus, if bittorrent is good enough for Fiona Apple to find an added amount of fame/listenership, why go somewhere else? Blog Torrent lets anyone distribute their media without uploading anything to a web server, save a .torrent file.
“Our media” should be fully distributed using a leader and innovator in P2P software – BitTorrent. Hosting large multimedia files on a web server is so Web 1.0. But maybe I’m missing out on something here. Is Ourmedia about more than just the distribution of large, multimedia content? Is it designed to be something akin to a blog Archive.org or Project Gutenberg?
Help me out here. I’m just not seeing why Ourmedia is such a big deal.
UPDATE: Boris Mann of Bryght sets me straight in the comments. I’m glad to know that Ourmedia will make things easier for users and that it’s built on a solid foundation (Drupal/Archive.org/BitTorrent). Thanks for the knowledge, Boris.