WebCloud: Recruiting Social Network Users to Assist in Content Distribution

  title={WebCloud: Recruiting Social Network Users to Assist in Content Distribution},
  author={Fangfei Zhou and Liang Zhang and Eric Franco and Alan Mislove and Richard Revis and Ravi Sundaram},
  journal={2012 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications},
Today, the data exchanged over online social networks (OSNs) represents a significant fraction of Internet traffic. However, OSN content is different from more traditional web content, as it is more likely to be generated at the edge of the network, to be exchanged within a local geographic region, and to possess a more even popularity distribution with fewer popular objects. Unfortunately, most OSNs still use largely centralized approaches to distribute content (e.g., CDNs and web caches… CONTINUE READING
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