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 that push the architecture of the proposed design to be distributed. We describe our design in detail and identify the property of resiliency as a key objective for the overall design philosophy. We define the system goals, threat model, and trust model as part of the system model, and
more » ... the challenges in adapting such distributed frameworks to become highly available and highly resilient in potentially hostile environments. We propose a distributed solution to address these challenges based on a trust-based friendship model for replicating user profiles and disseminating messages, and examine how this approach builds upon prior work in distributed Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks.
arXiv:1110.5371v1 fatcat:jfrxc323qzd6feelnkmcn7h6iu