BitTorrent Sync

Today Forbes has an article about how BitTorrent Sync is taking off. I’ve been using it since the beta was opened up, and I’m very impressed. I run it on my phone. When I take a photo or record a movie, it sits in the DCIM folders (the name is part of the DCF standards for digital cameras). When the phone finds my home network, Sync automatically does a 1-way read-only sync of all the camera files to my Mac and my home server.

The Stolen Art Gallery

The concept: Use P2P filesharing applications, and search for filename patterns used by common digital cameras. You find thousands of personal photographs people have accidentally shared with the world. Compile them into The Stolen Art Gallery, a cross section of what ordinary people feel is worth taking pictures of.