Internet overwhelmed by P2P users? Really?
«P2P applications account from anywhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of all Internet traffic.» According to the German analysis firm ipoque, this is today’s main activity of Net surfers worldwide. All of them pulled, that is the assumption, by their strong desire of video, video and more video. Similarly, last June another survey reported that in North America 37 percent is P2P traffic and 46 percent is HTTP traffic, but «of that 46 percent, over a third consisted of streaming video, à la YouTube». Again, video seems to be the Net main attraction. Is that true? Really? I don’t do any of this stuff online. What about you? Maybe I’m just an old-fashioned guy, but all this video-mania seems quite industry-driven, as well as ego-driven, of course. The “GooTube über alles” trend is becoming the standard. But what about this heavy P2P traffic? Supposedly, it means lots of full-length movie exchanges, probably as illegally as ever. And again, I do not get it. Spending hours to download some hit movie does not appeal to me at all. And then what? Need to find time to watch them, maybe at night, in order “to be entertained” 24/7. Wait. Now I get it. Those time-consuming and carefully downloaded movies are just stored on your hard drives to show off with your friends and room-mates. Yeah. Just like so many allegedly book-lovers that buy books only to fill up their physical shelves, not to read them. But then again, I’m just an old-fashioned guy.
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