Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Privacy Preservation and Location-Based Online Social Networking

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_346

Synonyms

Glossary

A-GPS

Aided Global Positioning System

AID

Anonymous Identifier

GPS

Global Positioning System

ID

Identity

IP

Internet Protocol

OSN

Online Social Network

SMS

Short Message Service

Definition

Location-based online social networking refers to how the online social networking infrastructures have been refined so that they would have the ability to share the location of a current user. This capacity can be further implemented to standalone location-sharing applications.

A location-based social network combines the functionality of a static social network, such as friend connections, sharing, and tagging, with the attributes of location-based services. A location-based service requires five basic components: the service provider’s software application, a mobile network to transmit data and requests for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece
  2. 2.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Felix Wu
    • 1
  • Henric Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.UC-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden