Hexagon.cc: Now it's BitTorrent's turn to go ‘social’


Social this, social that. Looks like everything is being socialized these days—but not the American health care system, zing!—so it only makes sense for someone to try to socialize BitTorrent. It doesn’t hurt when that “someone” is the people behind IsoHunt, who just launched Hexagon.cc, a message board/social network hybrid built around sharing content.

It’s not all torrents and candy, though. Right now, it just seems to be a message board filled with all sorts of dedicated groups, with a smattering of torrents here and there. You know: anime, Apple, /b/, etc. Groups can even be set behind a firewall of sorts, ostensibly shielding your activities from prying eyes. But, hardly what I’d consider a revolution.

One group, apps, has 22 torrents of different, yes, applications. There’s really nothing there you couldn’t find anywhere else.

I’m patently not impressed, but the site is new so there’s that to consider. You also need an invite to join it, something TorrentFreak has in abundance.