Social Networking in a Disconnected Network - FbDTN: Facebook Over DTN
In this paper, the authors describe the design and implementation of fb-DTN, a gateway that allow users to access Facebook services over a Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN) in a convenient and secure manner. Their system enables users to read their news feed, post status updates and photos, and comment and like the posts of other people. Most work on DTNs has focused on architectures and routing protocols. While this is vital, the communication system in itself is only meaningful if there are applications that real users want to use. It has previously been shown that one of the greatest challenges that DTN researchers face is to find a killer app for their networks and to make sure that users find value in the network.