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The Future of Social Networks on the Internet: The Need for Semantics
November/December 2007 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 86-90
John Breslin, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway
Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway
Fundamental problems with today's social networking services block their potential to access the full range of available content and networked people online. A possible solution is to build semantic social networking into the fabric of the next-generation Internet itself, interconnecting both content and people in meaningful ways. The authors argue that, rather than building a separate social networking layer into tools, information space and application architects need to fold it into the technology stacks of clients (the desktop) and the Internet.

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Index Terms:
peering, social networking, social network services, SNS, object-centered networks
Citation:
John Breslin, Stefan Decker, "The Future of Social Networks on the Internet: The Need for Semantics," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 86-90, Nov.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.138
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