Law on 4 Oct 2000 05:48:50 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> retro-push: Content as Currency

Check out Mojonation, . Might solve some of
these problems. The 70% pay, the 1% recieve.

Market-based approach, yada, yada, ...

Jim Law

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Michael Sippey wrote:

> this is retro-push, the email channel of
> stating the obvious, located on the web at
>    10/3/00
>    Content as Currency
>     ... 
>    With perfect timing, [1]First Monday published [2]Free Riding on
>    Gnutella, by Xerox PARC researchers Eytan Adar and Bernardo Huberman
>    yesterday. The study, which has been widely discussed on [3]mailing
>    lists and [4]weblogs since its initial publication on the PARC site,
>    contends that the vast majority of Gnutellans use the system only to
>    search for files, not to share their own. With a convincing academic
>    rigor (read -- charts and graphs), they argue that Gnutella is
>    suffering from a tragedy of the commons: "70% of Gnutella users share
>    no files, and 50% of all [search] responses are returned by the top 1%
>    of sharing hosts," they report.

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