WHAT'S THE MEANING
BitTorrent is a method by which people across the world can distribute data and electronic files over the Internet. This is all done through the use of torrent files which contain information (called metadata) about a specific file or folder and an address to a location (called trackers) where they can be accessed and downloaded.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bittorrenting has become one if not, the most popular way of sharing files and data over the internet for a long time now. It has made it easier for anyone to share their files with people across the world easily and conveniently. It was estimated that around 6,717 petabytes of data are being transferred per month worldwide in 2018 using BitTorrent alone. However, this has also given rise to its exploitation and is being leveraged to illegally distribute various media such as movies, tv shows, and music without any permission from their respective creators and producers which has resulted in the bad reputation of BitTorrenting in recent years.
With the popularity of online streaming services for both music as well as tv shows and movies on the rise, the use of BitTorrent to acquire and consume media content is becoming more and more of a less appealing option. These streaming services are legal, safe, and only requires a small monthly fee to gain access to their whole media library on offer.