Posted by Brad Merrill
Twitter is torrent-friendly thanks to BitTorrent’s Torrent Tweet, an app you can add to torrent client uTorrent to organize Twitter discussions about individual torrents. With this app, individual torrent files are given hashtags that can be searched on Twitter, like this one.
BitTorrent VP Simon Morris said:
The point of Torrent Tweet is to adapt the powerful referencing system built into BitTorrent to the incredible social interaction engine that Twitter has built such that people can have conversations about things they are downloading, and they can be sure that they are talking about the same thing.
Morris hopes that other torrent sites will adopt #bt hashtag as well, but how realistic is this idea in the first place? The torrent scene is the home of a lot of illegal activity. People in the torrent community do not want to risk being caught by making their actions obvious on Twitter. Despite the risks, though, torrent discussion on Twitter has no end in sight. Do a Twitter search for the word “torrent” and you’ll be very surprised by how many people are posting torrent links.