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Has anyone seen my Goose? Social Network Services in Developing Regions
Citation key VHC-HASMG-09
Author Vallina-Rodriguez, Narseo and Hui, Pan and Crowcroft, Jon
Title of Book IEEE Workshop on Social Mobile Web (SMW '09) – International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2009 (CSE '09)
Pages 1048–1053
Year 2009
ISBN 978-1-4244-5334-4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSE.2009.276
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Month August
Note Workshop held in conjunction with the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing; Invited Paper
Abstract 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 limited GSM coverage and delay tolerant networking (DTN) technology on mobile phones, to enable social information exchange even without cellular data coverage.
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