Dead Drops, also referred to as dead mailboxes, is an anonymous and offline peer-to-peer file-sharing network set in public environments. In October 2010, the first USB sticks were installed in New York on buildings, wall crevices, banister rails; and thus became accessible in public spaces. Since then, the idea has enjoyed worldwide resonance and the number of individuals entrusted with the information has widened. Each Dead Drop carries a readme.txt file. Videos, games, music and photos can only be shared with other users and are – unlike they would be on the Internet – not accessible or visible to all.