For those who don’t know it yet, May 25th – the day when the first Star Wars film was released back in 1977 – was chosen as the day when all geeks should get together and celebrate the culture and technology that has connected people in ways unconceivable not that long ago. In a short, funny message Vuze reminded us that file-sharing has come a long way…longer perhaps than most of us are taking the time to consider and invites us in a journey back in time.
Once known as Azureus, Vuze is today one of the most used file-sharing clients in the world and has managed to create a solid platform for video discovery and user-created content publishing using social networking as the binding material. Today, on Geek Pride Day, Vuze sent us this message inviting us to share it with you in return. So here it is:
“The geeks behind Vuze, one of the most popular bittorrent clients on the Internet, took a nostalgic look back at the history of file sharing and put together a pretty cool interactive timeline. The more literal forms of file sharing, like floppy disks and mixtapes, are covered in addition to the forms of file sharing we’re used to today, like torrents.”