Remember When Wirehog Was A Napster Killer?

If you went to college in the late 1990s or early 2000s, there's no doubt that you were at least aware of Napster. One service you may not have been as familiar with was Wirehog, the Facebook file sharing service. It was a game changer.

If you went to college in the late 1990s or early 2000s, there’s no doubt that you were at least aware of but more likely downloading music from Napster, with no regard for legality. One service you may not have been as familiar with was Wirehog, the Facebook file sharing service. It was a game changer.

Imagine if Facebook served as a peer-to-peer network, enabling you to browse the files of all the friends you were connected to on the site. It was incredible because despite wanting to download random songs from others, you really wanted to know which songs (and other files) your friends had. If you were hanging out with a friend in the dorms and a song that you liked was playing, you could just go back to your place and swipe the song from them over Wirehog.

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