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[quote style=”1″]When with some of your unique idea about enhancing utility of Internet you create a website on your domain and stay focused on it, I become more than willing for interviewing you as a freedom fighter whether you think so or not but you certainly become one for establishing Internet world order.
That’s why I appeal you to bring most of things at your domain under GPL as it is the very nature of Internet that must be left open, free, fluid and live for the rest of humanity
I welcome you Oleksandr, please tell our netizens about yourself?
My name is Oleksandr Orlov, I’m from Russia, now work in Europe.I’m a programmer what is also my main job. Beside my main work I like to develop any useful sites in my free time. I have knowledge about building databased with millions of registries and how to handle them so that it works. I’ve created some indexing services for Usenet network, so some time ago I was curious how bittorrent protocol works and how to index the network. So this way the time I created http://torrentus.to/ and it seems to be that people like it. I get much feedback from visitors about useful tips or just thanks.
This gives me motivation to make the site better, what I’m doing now.
Tell us brief history of Tornado.Li. How exactly your idea sparked ?
The main idea was to create a simple and useful service that would allow a user to find needed torrent file with just few clicks. In other way he has to visit every single website and search separately, then compare the popularity of the torrent file and all this takes huge amount of time. http://torrentus.to/ provides search results from most popular torrent trackers (for the moment 24 sites), sorts them by relevence and popularity and offers a structured list to the visitor.
In other words http://torrentus.to/ is a search engine to other tracker sites. My algorythms crawls the sites for newest releases and adds them into my database. I do not store the torrent files or magnet links, just meta-description to provide search
Do you work alone or you have people associated for working together ?
http://torrentus.to/ is my personal project I created in my free time. I have no other persons working on it. If you understand a little bit in PHP programming, server systems and handling of databases with millions of entries then this should not make a problem to create such sites alone.
What makes your endeavors unique on Internet ?
For the moment http://torrentus.to/ is not the unique site. There are some other similar sites like torrentz.eu. Now I’m restruture the site and soon it will appear in completely new interface with new unique functions. This will what noone else have. There are much ideas but low time amount :-)
What philosophy drives you doing this ?
Me personally is a big fan of different technology developments made in many years. Usenet network and bittorrent protocol is in my eyes are the best examples of high knowledge technologie. This is what I understand cause I know how it works. Many people would like to use it but have no time or need to understand how it works. This is why all these millions people need simple and free services they can use. This was my main motivation to invest time into it. As you see there is no any ad on the site, so making money with it is not my primary motivation. Usability is my highest priority.
What are your plans for the future of Tornado.Li ? Any other projects you are working on ?
Very soon tornado will be fully updated with following things:
- Fully new design with better structured content
- Professional blog where I will post different news from torrent world
- Account system: every visitor will be able to create a free account. This account would give him possibility to leave comments on every page, to make reviews or start discussion about different torrent files. Also user with account will be able to give him rating for every single torrent, this rating will be used for search results relevance sorting later
- The database will be updated, so that I will be able to grab torrents faster and store them unlimited
- Adding new tracker sites to cover different languaged torrent files
My main goal is to create a interactive seccion between my site and a user to give him a possbility to become a part of the site and let him know that his time investing into writing of any art of content will help other to discover more information about torrent.
I am open for interviewing all those individuals, who own their domain to somehow create virtual wealth in webspace since sustaining freedom is mostly built around domains running wonderful utilities in webspace that humanbeings enjoy. What is your opinion for continuing this?
This is amazing what you do. And I can tell you why!? You help such hobby developer like me to make their services more popular. I’m just a programmer, I have no any experince in how to make SEO for the site and get good traffic. So for me is getting such promotion through your sites the only one possibility to get any good links and image from trustable resource. The other possibility is to invest thousands of dollars into SEO, but is not possible for me trying to make a free service. And I think such situation have many hobby developers like me.
What is your ultimate message for netizens ?
Many people are angry about people who create such services like my, cause they argumentate from a side of copyright holders. I just wish that it’s not my intention to make any services to brake anyone copyrights. Bittorrent is a development with many years of tradition and I just make programming. I get takedown request every day and I block every single torrent during several hours. But torrenting is not only for copyrighted files – many people use this technology to share with own files with their friends or with whole world, many business companies use it for transfer of big files between their offices etc.