Torrents, Community and Cultural diversity

Inspired by Philippe Aigrain's Sharing, I got curious about the way different media and distribution methods have an impact on the diversity of content. In section 3.2 of his book, there's an interesting summary of how p2p networks have a much higher diversity of attention then regular (commercial) distribution channels. That is, instead of everyone downloading the same top-5 chart hits or blockbusters, in p2p networks we see attention going to a much broader variety of content.

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