Tribler: A Social-Based Peer-to-Peer System

@article{Pouwelse2006TriblerAS,
  title={Tribler: A Social-Based Peer-to-Peer System},
  author={Johan A. Pouwelse and Pawel Garbacki and Jun Wang and Arno Bakker and Jie Yang and Alexandru Iosup and Dick H. J. Epema and Marcel J. T. Reinders and Maarten van Steen and Henk J. Sips},
  journal={Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={127-138}
}
Most current P2P file-sharing systems treat their users as anonymous, unrelated entities, and completely disregard any social relationships between them. However, social phenomena such as friendship and the existence of communities of users with similar tastes or interests may well be exploited in such systems in order to increase their usability and performance. In this paper we present a novel social-based P2P filesharing paradigm that exploits social phenomena by maintaining social networks… CONTINUE READING
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