From "smart objects" to "social objects": The next evolutionary step of the internet of things

@article{Atzori2014FromO,
  title={From "smart objects" to "social objects": The next evolutionary step of the internet of things},
  author={Luigi Atzori and Antonio Iera and Giacomo Morabito},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  year={2014},
  volume={52},
  pages={97-105}
}
Social networking concepts have been applied to several communication network settings, which span from delay-tolerant to peer-to-peer networks. More recently, one can observe a flourish of proposals aimed at giving social-like capabilities to the objects in the Internet of Things. Such proposals address the design of conceptual (and software) platforms, which can be exploited to easily develop and implement complex applications that require direct interactions among objects. The major goal is… 

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