An architecture for distributed p2p reddit-like thing
If you're a reddit user you probably know that from time to time reddit goes slow or even down due to unexpectedly high load (many users trying to use site simultaneously) and after that users create posts like "Fix it! Can't you just buy more servers?". I've found a pretty interesting question in one of those threads once -- why can't we make a distributed, p2p reddit(-like thing) so it won't depend on lots of expensive servers?
As a person who has some clue on how p2p systems work (I've implemented an ED2k client once, for example) I've commented that there are unresolved technical problems. P2P was amazingly successful for some applications, notably, filesharing. But using it for a highly-interactive