A survey on decentralized Online Social Networks

  title={A survey on decentralized Online Social Networks},
  author={Thomas Paul and Antonino Famulari and Thorsten Strufe},
  journal={Computer Networks},
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… CONTINUE READING
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