Muhammad Saleem, Andrew Sorcini & Reg “Zaibatsu’ represent three of the top submitters on the social news networks of Digg, Netscape, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. On an upcoming episode of ‘The Drill Down’ We’ll answer your questions about Social News networks, submitting techniques, and generally anything you’d like to know about social bookmarking.
Submit your questions either in the comment thread below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Andy, Reg, Mu & Smaran discuss Smaran’s presence on the web, Mu’s accent, Mu’s run-in with illegal downloading, the future of copyright & distribution, secret Digg strategies, duping each others submissions, Podcasts on Digg, Tumblr, and an advanced lesson in Urdu.
It’s a supersize show this week, as we discuss everything you always wanted to know about torrents, but were afraid the RIAA would sue you for asking. Our guest is Smaran Dayal, who writes for Torrentfreak.com. We start with the basics on torrents, get into a heated debate regarding the legality of file sharing, and cover the best torrent sites, how to make a torrent, and how to avoid getting caught (if you DO happen to download the warez). Also, Muhammad tries out an old accent, just for fun!
Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for upcoming topics. We’d love to hear from you.
20 BitTorrent Tips and Tricks
Howstuffworks “How BitTorrent Works”
Why BitTorrent Works
How to create a torrent?
10 Amazing Torrent Sites
Vuze by Azureus
The Pirate Bay
Advanced Torrent Tips:
Optimize BitTorrent To Outwit Traffic Shaping ISPs
Tor: anonymity online
The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group
Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
Smaran Dayal’s website
Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):
Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
Andy, Mu & Reg discuss Bioshock, Piracy in Pakistan, The Drill Bits on video, Google & Microsoft defend fair use, Why Mu was gone last week, a brief lesson in Urdu, Reg writes to Steve Jobs, the future of Netscape.com, experiences on digg.com, and StumbleUpon’s community.
Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use
Update On Netscape.com: It’s Done, Possibly Moving To WOW.com. Big AOL Layoffs Coming
Digg’s Top 100 Users
Vote #1 Moojj – Top Diggers by # of Popular Stories, based on the last month