Seamless Interoperability and Data Portability in

Seamless Interoperability and Data Portability in the Social Web for Facilitating an Open and Heterogeneous Online Social Network Federation.
Urheber: Göndör, Sebastian
Verlag: epubli. 29,7 x 21,0 cm. Seiten: ca 236.
ISBN-13: 9783748514114.
Erscheinungsdatum: 22.02.2019

Online Social Networks (OSN) have become an integral part of our daily lives. We articulate our opinions, create and collect images and videos, share content and information with our friends and colleagues, communicate and keep abreast of events in the world. But although social communication is inherently a distributed, decentralized phenomenon, most OSN services follow a centralized and monolithic conception that leaves all knowledge and power to a single organization. This runs counter to the idea of the social web, as proprietary and isolated platforms prevent users from choosing a network platform or retaining control over their data. To solve the problem, alternative architectures were designed that distribute control and data across multiple independent service platforms. However, the implicit network effects of large networks prevent users from migrating in significant numbers to alternative offerings. Furthermore, there are no protocols that enable holistic and seamless interoperability and data portability in OSN services. As a result, today's OSN market is dominated by a single service that has been able to attract a significant number of users, while there is a large number of competing services and alternative offerings that bring together a relatively small number of users. Two problems have been identified as the main reason for the current situation where one OSN service dominates the whole market. This is due to the lack of support for data portability and interoperability between different OSN services.


Dezentrale Online Social Networks; Kommunikationsprotokoll; Dezentralisierung;