• Wait Periods.
  • Pop-up ads.
  • Misleading interfaces. (Where's the Download Button? is the new Where's Waldo?)
But who would blame a file-hosting service? They're hosting our files, aren't they? For free, right? And they need to recoup their bandwidth costs, right? Oh, right. The age of bandwidth costs is over. What do you think? Would you prefer an integrated P2P network, or are you comfortable with the Wait-N-Download model?

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Marc says:
February 8th, 2007 at 10:01 am

I prefer BitTorrent

f says:
February 8th, 2007 at 11:14 am

Sorry to say, but I would prefer the wait-n-download model, because even though it’s flawed it is still much more convenient than say bittorrent or red swoosh, were you do often have to “wait in line” as well (in case of red swoosh if you are not, then red swoosh isn’t adding anything to the mix).

You don’t have to install any software, you are not uploading anything, there is no other program running in the background (even though it can be momentarily), its basically downloading a file, sure it has some hoops to jump through but waiting a minute and having a file is way simpler.

Ohh but red swoosh still rocks ^^.oO(for some things)

Sreejith says:
March 4th, 2007 at 5:02 am

I would prefer the Integrated P2P model. But, don’t you think its vulnerable to a lot of security issues ?

P2P has always been blamed for the large amount of viruses it delivers. I don’t like the security side of the whole matter.

With Rapidshare, atleast you can be sure of security.

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