A Wide Open World of Social Networking: Monica Lam, Stanford Engineering
A Wide-Open World ofSocial NetworkingMonica LamMobiSocial Computing LaboratoryStanford UniversityMobiSocial is supported by AVG, Google, ING Direct, Nokia, Sony Ericsson.Part of the NSF Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020 project.
Goals of This Class Early results in research in social networking architectures University computer science research Demos of ongoing research Android market: DungBeetle Stanford Wifi ID = eday Password = stanford
Motivation Who owns the data on Facebook? How many Facebooks do we need?
Who Owns the Data on Facebook? You Facebook “You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook”.
Monopolies When not legally coerced to do otherwise, monopolies typically produce fewer goods & sell them at higher prices than under perfect competition to maximize their profit at the expense of consumer satisfaction.
Mr. Privacy Applications Users do not need to sign up Interact with anybody with an email address (university and corporate) As private as email Looks nothing like Email Social apps: glorified mail clients Leverage email’s identity, protocol, database Instantly usable by > 1 billion people
Idea 2: DungBeetle Your heart-to-heart conversations are yours. Phone-to-phone communication.
Demo: DungBeetle Please download from Android Market DungBeetle Create a new group on the fly using NFC or GPS locations Real-time feed Social applications wePaint weTube
DungBeetle P2P Platform My Ian’s Backup Backup Encrypted Messaging Service
Application Platform Access to friends Group management Multi-party applications App communicates to friends App keeps info about users -- while protecting users from spam, etc. -- without a central server!
Summary Issues Data ownership and Monopoly Social Internet No need to join a proprietary network Mr. Privacy: email based platform SocialBar: social browsing DungBeetle: P2P mobile social platform wePaint weTube Technology exposure: NFC, cryptography
Getting Involved Tell your friends Join the beta user community Help develop apps Help develop the infrastructure Applications on http://mobisocial.stanford.edu SocialBar DungBeetle (Android Market)