CAPS Project Creating Internet For The People

caps2015photo3On the 8th of July 2015 D-CENT took part at the second International conference organised by CAPS2015 (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation) in Brussels.

CAPS 2015 is organised by the European Commission through the CAPS2020 project, coordinated by Sigma Orionis. The CAPS projects are leveraging the emerging “network effect” by combining data coming from people, social media and real environments (“Internet of Things”) in order to build public, distributed, and privacy aware collective awareness platforms to address social challenges and present possible solutions.

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BitTorrent behind Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter

[BitTorrent Live is a cost effective method for distributed file sharing for live video. See]

Facebook and Twitter Use BitTorrent Internally to move files around. Ars Technica revealed Facebook’s usage of BitTorrent:

Moving a 1.5GB binary blob to countless servers is a non-trivial technical challenge. After exploring several solutions, Facebook came up with the idea of using BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. BitTorrent is very good at propagating large files over a large number of different servers.

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