SOR: A Protocol for Requests Dissemination in Online Social Networks

  • Salem Othman
  • Javed I. Khan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9021)


Routing over online social networks (OSN) requires a new routing mechanism that can adhere to individual privacy needs. In this paper, we explore a social online routing protocol (SOR) that can find best paths for request dissemination, using friends’ network with privacy aware route messaging. We use an OMNeT++ simulator to study the proposed SOR at three cognoscenti’ levels over real social circles from Google+ to study their routing efficacy.


Online social networks Social routing protocol Social requests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Networking and Media Communications Research Laboratories, Department of Computer ScienceKent State UniversityKentUSA

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