On the 5th February 2012 the infamous torrent search engine called BTJunkie closed down. BTJunkie was an advanced BitTorrent search engine operating between 2005 and 2012. It used a web crawler (similar to Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store it in its database. It had nearly 4,000,000 active torrents and about 4,200 torrents added daily, making it the largest torrent site indexer on the web.
During 2011, BTJunkie was the 5th most popular BitTorrent site. hugely popular site among torrenters, and will sadly be missed, it voluntarily closed it’s doors with the following statement.
2005 – 2012
This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we’ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We’ve been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it’s time to move on. It’s been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best!
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