A byte is commonly used as a unit of storage measurement in computers, regardless of the type of data being stored. Byteswap is a aptly name service which allows you to swap all those bytes of information with friends, family and more.
Byteswap allows you to share almost anything with anyone. You can store links, documents, contacts, photos, articles and much more. If there is something you would like to share you can contact the Byteswap team and they will work on adding support to share your content.
The service is like a social networking for your bytes, upload and share with anyone you want to.
Once you have registered with Byteswap you can start sharing your bytes with others. The interface and forms have a Digg like look and is pretty neat.
Byteswap provides 2 types of membership plans for sharing information one is Basic and other is a Premium plan for $9.99. Basic membership limits you to share only 20 items per month totaling to 100MB with a cap of 5 MB on per item, you can also only create 4 groups with 4 members each in it.
Premium membership on the other hand does not have any restrictions except for the maximum size of the upload item cannot exceed 100MB.
Basic version will give you a hang of how things work and if you like what you see you can always upgrade to premium membership for a measly yearly fee.
Some of the Features
You can create both public and private groups so that you can have group all your friends and family together and share your bytes at once with all of them.
There are various levels of privacy for groups and you can choose whether anyone can join a group or they require a invitation, who can invite others, who can see other group members and who can share information with others.
You can create watch lists for watching other byte swappers publicly visible items, this will make it easier to find content from users you are watching. The idea behind watch list is to allow you to watch people with similar interests whom you have discovered while searching for something. By adding those people to your watch list you will be able to follow when they have new publicly shared information.
You can also find out which people are watching you too, using the my watchers feature.
You can create a small network of friends and colleagues and share information with them, you can invite all your friends and family to join you on byte swap this makes it a fun way to share your information with friends and family and since its available as a online service you will always have access to the information wherever you are.
You can also write up small blog posts and share it with everyone. The blog interface is not up to the mark yet but Byteswap being a beta service there could be a lot of improvements in the future.
Byteswap also allows you to make money while sharing information using AdSense. All you need is a AdSense account, you can check all the revenue coming in from Byteswap by creating custom channels. So not only can you share the interesting information but also earn some revenue out of it.
They also have a Firefox Toolbar using which you can easily share your content right from within the browser.
Even though the service has some unique features there is still a lot of scope for improvement, I came across a few errors here and there but given time I guess this will be a very good service to use, so go ahead and register now and start swapping those bytes at Byteswap.com.
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