Has Anyone Seen My Goose? Social Network Services in Developing Regions

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Pan Hui, Jon Crowcroft
2009 2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering  
In developing regions, Internet connectivity is extremely poor, while mobile phone penetration is much higher. The inhabitants of developing conuntries still rely on traditional social mechanisms, such as word-of-mouth, to gather most information that they use in everyday life. In this paper, we propose Goose, a Social Network Service (SNS) architecture for developing regions, which provides services including friend searching, resource sharing and information seeking. Goose uses both the
more » ... d GSM coverage and Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) technology on mobile phones, to enable social information exchange even without cellular data coverage. Received/ Sent Messages RCT FM Address Book
doi:10.1109/cse.2009.276 dblp:conf/cse/Vallina-RodriguezHC09 fatcat:hir2qcjvtrgqhfrp6woyrsqwha