Social Cloud: Cloud Computing in Social Networks

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

With the increasingly ubiquitous nature of Social networks and Cloud computing, users are starting to explore new ways to interact with, and exploit these developing paradigms. Social networks are used to reflect real world relationships that allow users to share information and form connections between one another, essentially creating dynamic Virtual Organizations. This paper proposes leveraging the pre-established trust formed through friend relationships within a Social network to form a dynamic "Social Cloud", enabling friends to share resources within the context of a Social network.