Data Centers

P2pWeb: An Open, Decentralized Infrastructure of Web Servers for Sharing Ephemeral Web Content

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

Nowadays, the people are witnessing an increasing growth of Web 2.0 content such as micronews, blogs and RSS feeds. This trend exemplified by applications like Twitter and LiveJournal is starting to slow down not only by the limitations of existing services - proprietary and centralized, but also by the cumbersome process of discovering and tracking interesting content. This content is generally ephemeral and thus difficult to index by conventional Web search technology. This problem is exacerbated by the passive role adopted by Web content providers: it is surprising that Web servers publish information and expect that thousands of other servers (search engines, Web-based aggregators like GoogleNews, etc.) advertise their content to the world.