Toward P2P-Based Multimedia Sharing in User Generated Contents
Online forums have long since been the most popular platform for people to communicate and share ideas. Nowadays, with the boom of multimedia sharing, users tend to share more and more with their online peers within online communities such as forums. The server-client model of forums has been used since its creation in the midnineties. However, this model has begun to fall short in meeting the increasing need of bandwidth and storage resources as an increasing number of people share more and more multimedia content. In this paper, the authors first investigate the unique properties of forums based on the data collected from the Disney discussion boards.