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PeerSoN: P2P Social Networking: Early Experiences and Insights
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5742-5462
TU Berlin.
NTU Singapore.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM EuroSys Workshop on Social Network Systems, SNS '09, 2009, 46-52 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To address privacy concerns over Online Social Networks (OSNs), we propose a distributed, peer-to-peer approach coupled with encryption. Moreover, extending this distributed approach by direct data exchange between user devices removes the strict Internet-connectivity requirements of web-based OSNs. In order to verify the feasibility of this approach, we designed a two-tiered architecture and protocols that recreate the core features of OSNs in a decentralized way. This paper focuses on the description of the prototype built for the P2P infrastructure for social networks, as a first step without the encryption part, and shares early experiences from the prototype and insights gained since first outlining the challenges and possibilities of decentralized alternatives to OSNs.

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2009. 46-52 p.
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Online social networks, Peer-to-peer, Privacy, Social networking, Social Networks, Tiered architecture, User devices, distributed systems, decentralized social networks
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-55932DOI: 10.1145/1578002.1578010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450172971ISBN: 8-1-60558-463-8ISBN: 978-160558463-8OAI: diva2:472200
2nd Workshop on Social Network Systems (SocialNets) 2009, Nuremberg, Germany

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Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2012-01-03 Last updated: 2016-05-18Bibliographically approved

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