Something Old Is New Again: Reimagining the Oldest Social Networking Platform

Abstract : The phenomenon of social networking has entered the lives of millions of people via the ubiquitous Web-based platforms such as Facebook and Google+ which are centralized platforms completely controlled by single entities. However, a complete parallel message-passing infrastructure already exists and has the benefit of 30 years experience and investments: the SMTP e-mail network, which together with the latest technologies can be utilized to provide a completely decentralized, convenient, private and even fault-tolerant social networking platform. This work in progress aims to design and implement a proof of concept of such idea.
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Ivan Voras, Marin Orlić, Mario Žagar. Something Old Is New Again: Reimagining the Oldest Social Networking Platform. 12th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS), Jun 2012, Stockholm, Sweden. pp.202-207, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-30823-9_18⟩. ⟨hal-01527645⟩

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