Om reported today that Joost is getting ready to abandon its client and replace it with a web-based product thatís powered by a P2P plug-in. This step certainly makes sense for Joost. The service has been struggling to remain relevant ever since its launch, and the idea of web-based solution has been floating around for what seems like forever.

But Joost in a browser is also hardly revolutionary. In fact, there have been plenty of attempts to merge the world of Web 2.0 with distributed data delivery in recent months, and there are other promising efforts on the horizon. To this crowd, Joost is like the odd, new kid that shows up in school weeks after summer break. So please, be nice, give it a place at the table, and letís start with a quick round of introductions. Continue reading at

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