Seedr.cc is by far the best alternative to downloading torrents the usual way. I’ve been a regular user of the service for 3 years now. What’s wrong with downloading torrents the usual way? It is not possible when peer-to-peer sharing is blocked. This is usually the case in educational and corporate institutions. Seedr.cc downloads torrents the usual way for you (in their own servers) and then lets you download the file from their servers. While other alternatives are costly for students like me, seedr.cc has been a savior. It provides 2GB free service (which can go up to 7GB provided one completes some tasks).
Services like these might seem to make little difference in the world but when you take into account the difference its users make, then it is not hard to realize that seedr.cc is indeed making a difference in this world.