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Issue No.03 - May-June (2012 vol.16)
pp: 37-45
Daniel Lázaro Iglesias , Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Joan-Manuel Marquès , Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Guillem Cabrera , Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Helena Rifà-Pous , Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Albert Montané , Opentrends
<p>Online social networks play an important role in everyday life for many people. However, only a few specialized companies offer services and resources that support social networks. This could expose users to undesired publicity and make them vulnerable to information control and censorship. HorNet is a decentralized alternative implementation of a microblogging social network that depends solely on user-provided computational resources. With the service load distributed across all users, each one must contribute only a small amount of resources, and the social network can remain free and under members' control.</p>
distributed systems, emerging technologies, middleware/business logic, social networking, microblogging
Daniel Lázaro Iglesias, Joan-Manuel Marquès, Guillem Cabrera, Helena Rifà-Pous, Albert Montané, "HorNet: Microblogging for a Contributory Social Network", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.16, no. 3, pp. 37-45, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.41
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