John Edwards, a democratic presidential candidate in 2004 is using BitTorrent to distribute his campaign media. He’s hosting his torrent files at MoveDigital, a company that basically sells bandwidth and uses bittorrent to distribute files once they’re nicely seeded. Here’s a piece from their FAQ:
Unlike other services, MoveDigital only deducts bandwidth from your account after the entire direct download is completed. If a direct download is stopped before completion, no bandwidth is deducted. For P2P traffic generated by MoveDigital on your behalf and for mobile streams, bandwidth is deducted on a per-byte transferred basis.
This is pretty cool (via Download Squad). It’s a Google Maps mashup that integrates videos from YouTube. Pretty entertaining, and it’s also been used for educational purposes…
Here’s a little about why the site was initially created:
This site is dedicated to the advancement of distance education, or distance learning, which is a field of education that focuses on the pedagogy/andragogy, technology, and instructional systems design that is effectively incorporated in delivering education to students who are not physically “on site” to receive their education. Instead, teachers and students may communicate asynchronously (at times of their own choosing) by exchanging printed or electronic media, or through technology that allows them to communicate in real time (synchronously).