The Social Hourglass: An Infrastructure for Socially Aware Applications and Services

Iamnitchi, Adriana; Blackburn, Jeremy; Kourtellis, Nicolas
May 2012
IEEE Internet Computing;May2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p13
Academic Journal
As the Internet's hourglass architecture connects various resources to various applications, an infrastructure that collects information from various social signals can support an ever-evolving set of socially aware applications and services. Among the proposed infrastructure's features are social sensors to capture and interpret social signals from user interactions, a personal social information aggregator, and a set of social-inference functions as its API for social applications.


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