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Inter-Social-Networking: Accounting for Multiple Identities

  • Dominic Price
  • Derek McAuley
  • Richard Mortier
  • Chris Greenhalgh
  • Michael Brown
  • Spyros Angelopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9182)

Abstract

We argue that the current approaches to online social networking give rise to numerous challenges regarding the management of the multiple facets of people’s digital identities within and around social networking sites (SNS). We propose an architecture for enabling people to better manage their SNS identities that is informed by the way the core Internet protocols developed to support interoperation of proprietary network protocols, and based on the idea of Separation of Concerns [1]. This does not require modification of existing services but is predicated on providing a connecting layer over them, both as a mechanism to address problems of privacy and identity, and to create opportunities to open up online social networking to a much richer set of possible interactions and applications.

Keywords

Social-networking Privacy Identity Infrastructure Architecture 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported by Horizon Digital Economy Research, RCUK grant EP/G065802/1; and by CREATe, the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models, RCUK grant AH/K000179/1. Packages and source are available under open source licenses at github.com/CREATe-centre/.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Price
    • 1
  • Derek McAuley
    • 1
  • Richard Mortier
    • 2
  • Chris Greenhalgh
    • 1
  • Michael Brown
    • 1
  • Spyros Angelopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Horizon Digital Economy ResearchUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Systems Research GroupCambridge University Computer LaboratoryCambridgeUK

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