P2P Project Rewarded InfluencersAdded: Monday, October 11th, 2010
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New P2P project called VODO is supported by many file-sharing websites and clients, offering a brand new distribution model aimed at independent moviemakers. This new platform has already proven itself, helping all largest releases to be downloaded by thousands of people. Still, in order to truly tap into the core of P2P distribution, the model’s focus is shifted to P2P promotion.
Project VODO was launched last year by Jamie King, director for Steal This Film, as an attempt to link moviemakers to the distribution power of the P2P community. The new model taps into this forceful capability to advertise works of indie moviemakers.
Although VODO was short of voluntary donation, it still has gained a great success. Receiving support from a number of famous BitTorrent trackers including isoHunt and The Pirate Bay, each of the major releases of the project have been downloaded hundreds of thousand times. Moreover, the file-sharers have already donated several thousands of dollars to the moviemakers.
Before the release of VODO Version 2.1, the buzz has been created by a minor group of file-sharing websites. Now, when the new version of the platform came out last week, the project developers count on making the average peer more engaged in advising VODO movies. The creators of VODO believe that the promotional power would turn to real people and influencers, not the large websites.
One of the innovations is the launch of the VO.DO domain, in addition to the existing VODO.net one, while introducing a few new features, aimed at increasing user engagement. In order to motivate the file-sharers to promote VODO releases, the project introduced a reward program. The developers introduced an internal currency called the Do, with which the Influencers are rewarded for downloads of films because of them.
Those VODO users having their own account are able to link to movies on their blogs and post the links on Twitter and Facebook. The VODO website is later tracking all incoming links, keeping a record of how many people sign up and donate through the influence of particular users.
Thus, the Do might be considered as a reputation currency allowing users to see how much value they have created for VODO filmmakers; or as an exchange currency having actual value, as users will later be able to trade it for different prizes, offers and merchandise.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
October 11th, 2010
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