There's always been a lot of semantic hair splitting regarding the way people describe file sharing: Is it really sharing if you don't have to give up anything? Can you really call it stealing if nothing is missing?

Maybe those controversies can explain why the makers of File-Swap.com took a very literal approach to file swapping: The site lets you upload a file - and gives you a random file in return.

pic of file-swap.com

The service seems to be up for a couple of years already, which could explain why the maximum file size for uploads is capped at 500k. Of course, the makers of File-Swap.com probably also tried to avoid any rights issues with MP3s and videos - you just can't swap your Wolverine copy with this service.

It's still fun though, especially because the results are really surprising. The first thing I got from the server when I tried it was a picture that seemed to be part of a weird ad campaign for bread, of all things. Definitely not something I would have knowingly downloaded from a P2P network. :) Let me know in the comments if you find anything good.

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