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MyZone: A Next-Generation Online Social Network [article]

Alireza Mahdian, John Black, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra
2011 arXiv   pre-print
This technical report considers the design of a social network that would address the shortcomings of the current ones, and identifies user privacy, security, and service availability as strong motivations  ...  prior work in distributed Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks.  ...  An Online social network (OSN) facilitates a social network using online services. The most notable feature of OSNs is the possibility of remote interactions among users.  ... 
arXiv:1110.5371v1 fatcat:jfrxc323qzd6feelnkmcn7h6iu

Results from a Practical Deployment of the MyZone Decentralized P2P Social Network [article]

Alireza Mahdian, Richard Han, Qin Lv, Shivakant Mishra
2013 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents MyZone, a private online social network for relatively small, closely-knit communities. MyZone has three important distinguishing features.  ...  Finally, MyZone minimizes deployment cost by minimizing its computation, storage and network bandwidth requirements.  ...  In this paper, we propose MyZone, a private online social network for facilitating social communication using standard social network features among the members of a relatively small, closelyknit community  ... 
arXiv:1305.0606v1 fatcat:u3ah4p5njjgn5ez2tm4itipppq

LibreSocial: A Peer-to-Peer Framework for Online Social Networks [article]

Kalman Graffi, Newton Masinde
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Distributed online social networks (DOSNs) were first proposed to solve the problem of privacy, security and scalability.  ...  We then revisit one of the first P2P-based OSNs, LifeSocial.KOM, that is now called LibreSocial, which evolved in the past years to address the challenges of running a completely decentralized social network  ...  A distributed online social network (DOSN) is described as "an online social network implemented on a distributed information management platform, such as a network of trusted servers or a peer-to-peer  ... 
arXiv:2001.02962v2 fatcat:ou5jzvod2rd6lmjmvvym6vf7iq


Adrian Mackenzie
2006 Information, Communication & Society  
This paper analyses Wi-Fi, a mundane wireless networking technology, in terms of a cultural flow of meanings concerning movement of people and data.  ...  Rather than treating the abundance as driven by the IT industry's desire to find the Next Big Thing, or as hype that covers over social realities, the paper suggests the value of analysing the different  ...  forms (USB, Cardbus or PCMCIA devices) are mediations in a more general sense in that they shift and translate social relations (Latour, 1994) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/13691180601064139 fatcat:fosgo6okjvgt5gssc3n6yny7xe

Learning 2.0 Promoting Innovation in Formal Education and Training in Europe [chapter]

Christine Redecker, Yves Punie
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In October 2007, there were over 250 million profiles on social networking sites. On a monthly basis, using social networking sites is the third most popular online activity in Europe (Pascu, 2008).  ...  ResearchGATE, 61 for example, is a new online social network for scientists aiming at establishing a global Facebook-like community for researchers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16020-2_21 fatcat:wklfzfwch5g45laaycl3qfa22u

Untangling the Unwired

Adrian Mackenzie
2005 Space and Culture  
It replaces the cable that runs from a computer to a network socket in space and culture vol. 8 no.  ...  , embodiment, identification, and sociality are most visible.  ...  The matrix of relations between these movements generates a diversity of wireless networking phenomena.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1206331205277464 fatcat:udwb7nwokffrfclcqr5m5eu4rq

The Mobile Agility Framework: An Exploratory Study of Mobile Technology Enhancing Organizational Agility

Vlad Krotov, Iris Junglas, Douglas Steel
2015 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
The reaction component may have associated goals such as being a cost effective response [11] or a response with "ease, speed, and dexterity" [3] p. 464.  ...  Agility has origins in manufacturing and production where, as a competitive initiative, researchers advocate integrating production processes and other parts of the company into a totally integrated organization  ...  In order for mobile technology to become a source of competitive advantage, it must be a part of a particular strategic initiative designed for improving the overall competitive position of a company.  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762015000300002 fatcat:imystyo22rbytjwfr5qknnnvwi