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A Survey on Decentralized Online Social Networks

Paul, Thomas and Strufe, Thorsten and Famulari, Antonino :
A Survey on Decentralized Online Social Networks.
[Online-Edition: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128614...]
In: Computer Networks, 75 pp. 437-452. ISSN 1389-1286
[Article] , (2014)

Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128614...

Abstract

Because of growing popularity of Online Social Networks (OSNs) and huge amount of sensitive shared data, preserving privacy is becoming a major issue for OSN users. While most OSNs rely on a centralized architecture, with an omnipotent Service Provider, several decentralized architectures have recently been proposed for decentralized OSNs (DOSNs). In this work, we present a survey of existing proposals. We propose a classification of previous work under two dimensions: (i) types of approaches with respect to resource provisioning devices and (ii) adopted strategies for three main technical issues for DOSN (decentralizing storage of content, access control and interaction/signaling). We point out advantages and limitations of each approach and conclude with a discussion on the impact of DOSNs on users, OSN providers and other stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Paul, Thomas and Strufe, Thorsten and Famulari, Antonino
Title: A Survey on Decentralized Online Social Networks
Language: English
Abstract:

Because of growing popularity of Online Social Networks (OSNs) and huge amount of sensitive shared data, preserving privacy is becoming a major issue for OSN users. While most OSNs rely on a centralized architecture, with an omnipotent Service Provider, several decentralized architectures have recently been proposed for decentralized OSNs (DOSNs). In this work, we present a survey of existing proposals. We propose a classification of previous work under two dimensions: (i) types of approaches with respect to resource provisioning devices and (ii) adopted strategies for three main technical issues for DOSN (decentralizing storage of content, access control and interaction/signaling). We point out advantages and limitations of each approach and conclude with a discussion on the impact of DOSNs on users, OSN providers and other stakeholders.

Journal or Publication Title: Computer Networks
Title of Book: Computer Networks 75 (2014) 437–452
Volume: 75
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Social Network (OSN); Distributed Online Social Network (DOSN); Privacy
Divisions: DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
Zentrale Einrichtungen
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms > Subproject C4: User-centered perspectiv
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:59
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128614...
Identification Number: MAKI-2014-019
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Online Social Network (OSN); Distributed Online Social Network (DOSN); PrivacyEnglish
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