Application of Network Knowledge
The advances made in ubiquitous technology have more strongly linked the network world with the real world. By observing a network, one can practically perceive both the network conditions and real-world conditions. This paper studies the ways to change the information acquired from a network into social and business values in both the real world and virtual world. It calls such information "Network knowledge." Information that flows in a network is merely the data of bit strings consisting of 0 and 1. Such data is converted into network knowledge when such objects as switches and applications create specific meaning from the data by using the means of network technologies.