Has Anyone Seen My Goose? Social Network Services in Developing Regions

@article{VallinaRodriguez2009HasAS,
  title={Has Anyone Seen My Goose? Social Network Services in Developing Regions},
  author={Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Pan Hui and Jon A Crowcroft},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={1048-1053}
}
In developing regions, Internet connectivity is extremely poor, while mobile phone penetration is much higher. The inhabitants of developing countries still rely on traditional social mechanisms, such as word-of-mouth, to gather most information that they use in everyday life. In this paper, we propose Goose, a Social Network Service (SNS) architecture for developing regions, which provides services including friend searching, resource sharing and information seeking. Goose uses both the… CONTINUE READING
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