Bittorrent
BIT TORRENT 101

Question: What exactly is “bittorrent” sharing?

Answer: Bittorrent networking is the most popular form of modern P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing. Since 2006, bittorrent sharing has been the primary means for users to trade software, music, movies, and digital books online. Torrents are very unpopular with the MPAA, the RIAA, and other copyright authorities, but are much beloved by millions of college and university students around the planet.

Bittorrents (also known as “torrents”) work by downloading small bits of files from many different web sources at the same time. Torrent downloading is extremely easy to use, and outside of a few torrent search providers, torrents themselves are free of user fees.

Torrent networking debuted in 2001. A Python-language programmer, Bram Cohen, created the technology with the intent to share it with everyone. And indeed, its popularity has taken off since 2005. The torrent community has now grown to millions of users worldwide in 2009. Because torrents strive to screen out dummy and corrupt files, are mostly free of adware/spyware, and achieve amazing download speeds, torrent popularity is still growing fast. By straight gigabytes of bandwidth used, bittorrent networking is the most popular activity on the Internet today.

Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay
Description: Download music, movies, games, software and much more. The Pirate Bay is the world’s largest bittorrent tracker.

Torrentz
Torrentz

Description: Torrentz is a BitTorrent search engine, searching many of today’s most popular torrent sites. Torrentz.com is much like Google, users can search through thousands of seeded torrents online instantly.

Kick Ass Torrents
Kick Ass Torrents
Description: Search and download new TV shows & TV series, movies, mp3, music and PC/PS2/PSP/Wii/Xbox games absolutely for free.