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P2P Framework for Social Networks

Enormous application range, secure and competitive, no operating costs

Digital social networks promise to activate the social participants and to support them in their interactivity patterns. Private relationships evolve to friendships, professional contacts define competence networks and political opinions emerge to revolutionary trends. Social networks often act as driving force to intensify the social and global relationships.

In future, using the „Peer-to-Peer Framework for Social Networks“ everybody may host easily and out-of-the-box his personal online social network, without operating costs and without security risks. The framework offers a large set of interactive apps, which can be are freely combinable and technically limitless in their applicability.

The operating costs for such a social network are a revolutionary: no expenses arise. Whether a network for 10 users or for a global network of Millions of users, one aspect is common: due to the peer-to-peer technology used, no expenses arise. Researchers led by Dr.-Ing. Kalman Graffi at the University of Paderborn combined in the framework the advantages of decentralized peer-to-peer applications, of an app market as well as the cloud principle.

The social network is maintained in a peer-to-peer fashion through the computational power of the users’ devices, expensive servers are not needed. Still the availability, retrievability and security of the users‘ data are guaranteed. Each user keeps total control on the access control rights of his data. Similar to the main property of the cloud, the network’s capabilities grow elastically with the number of users. Further plugins can be developed easily. An app market that is included allows to provide these plugins in order to extend the capabilities and applications in the social network on the fly.

Enormous application opportunities without operating costs are the main reason to use the „P2P Framework for Social Networks“ emphasize the researchers of the corresponding project group at the University of Paderborn. The software as a prototype is already in use. Contact us for more information.