Ten years ago I decided to install WordPress to start a blog about the intriguing world of BitTorrent and file-sharing.
Motivated by the lack of news reporting and information on the relatively new technology, TorrentFreak was born on November 12, 2005.
Today, TF is still here and bigger than I could have ever imagined.
I’m not the type of person to write a lengthy essay about how it all came to be, but with this post I would like to thank all the people who helped to get the site were it is right now.
Although the number of visitors has steadily grown over the years the core TF team is still very small. With two main writers and no editorial staff we’re just a tiny operation compared to most other news sites.
Andy joined TF roughly a year after it started and without him the site wouldn’t be where it is today. His passion for news and the ability to spot and break the right stories has played a central role in the site’s evolution.
Long-time contributor Ben also helps to moderate the comments behind the scenes, aided by a handful of dedicated volunteers. And then there’s our server hamster and his loyal keeper, who have managed to keep the site online during the most demanding times.
TF is also grateful to have many reliable sources who are always willing to confirm news, provide comments, or send in leads. We couldn’t have come this far without them.
Finally, thanks to everyone who has helped us in any way, shape or form, especially the readers and all of our dedicated followers. Let’s add another ten years.