P2P to Disrupt eBay, Google, Yahoo

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2006 at 1:35 am

Forget Web 3.0 and P2P 3.0 for a second…

Non-Semantic, P2P-enabled versions of Google, eBay, Yahoo et al. can shift power to the user, especially since P2P eliminates the need for massive corporations to spend massive amounts of money on server farms to process the users’ transactions. Each user provides a piece of the server farm. The Web’s reported 2 billion users mean that a P2P version of Google can run on a server farm of at least 200 million servers. That is significantly more servers than Google can ever have.

So you wanna take on Google, eBay, Yahoo et al…? Then build a P2P version of any of their core services.

  1. http://www.yacy.net/yacy/

    YaCy is a peer-to-peer application for web search.
    * This is your web search engine for freedom of information: search requests are anonymous, independend and uncensored
    * No central server, no storage of user behaviour

    YaCy can be used as your own, private search engine
    * Set up a search portal
    * Use YaCy to provide a search function for your own web pages
    * Host web pages with the built-in http-server

  2. It is obvious, isn’t it? ‘)

    But I’m not clear if those guys are indexing the existing Web with P2P or providing an alternative content/search infrastructure.

    Disrupting the disrupt0r is what’s coming next, on many levels of the game, across the paradigm chain.


  3. both: indexing existing web and a way for peers to host content. each peer becomes a crawler and a publisher.

    there may be other projects like YaCy, some better some worse.

  4. http://www.majestic12.co.uk/

    Majestic-12 is working towards creation of a World Wide Web distributed search engine based on concepts of distributing workload in a similar fashion achieved by successful projects such as SETI@home and distributed.net. You can read more details on the project here. Below you can see recent news highlights, but for full details its best to check our forum.

  5. majestic is distributed AND centralized — distributed clients are working for the majestic search portal. Majestic does also not use any p2p technology.
    YaCy does not have a central, nor is there any portal: every Peer is the users own portal.

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