Social Media – Research Challenges

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See bellow selected open research challenges that are currently being investigated by the research community. These are only few of the dozens of research challenges that the research community faces towards the quest for a ubiquitous, intuitive and secure social … Read More

Social Gaming

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Social Gaming is a term for games that are based on social interaction. By augmenting the game logic with social aspects players have to deal with each other in various ways to advance throughout the game. While social aspects have … Read More

Social Television

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Social Television stands for technology that provides social interaction in the context of watching TV-programs or related to television content. It is a very active area of research and was named one of the 10 most important technologies by the … Read More

Business and Social Networking

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An area with huge growth potential is the use of social networks and/or social networking techniques for business whether it is for improving communications, for marketing or by deriving business intelligence. There are now many different solutions in the market … Read More

Social rankings and vertical social networks

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Although these may not be considered as pure social networks, special attention should be given to the social sites which are dedicated to vertical markets such as the travellers community (for example tripadvisor, travbuddy or ex-dopplr), films or music. These … Read More

Mobility and geolocation in social media

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Location-based social networks allow members to share their location through GPS, Bluetooth, email or text messaging. The member of the network may also add comments about restaurants, allow friends to know where you are going, share information, or find friends … Read More

Content search in social media

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Since the domination of social networking sites as the primary channel of communicating ideas and sharing media, new social search engines emerged. However, these search engines crawl the social networks and index the available content based only on text. Some … Read More

Identity algorithms and APIs in social networks

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Identity algorithms are used to avoid the pollution of the social graph or provide easy access to potential users. In the process of opening their platforms to the outside world, SNSs embraced or build several APIs. Th e aims of … Read More

YouTube paid $1 billion for royalties in 2016

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YouTube has announced that it paid $1 billion in royalties over the year 2016. The platform tries to renegotiate its agreements with the record companies. The artists consider the remuneration too low considering the total earnings accumulated by YouTube. The … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s utopia: Facebook City (Zee-Town)

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(The mock-up of the new headquarters of Facebook, Menlo Park, 2016) Facebook City, or Zee-Town (from Zuckerberg) is an important project from 2012, for the creation of a new ideal city/urbanization of about 80 hectares, by Mark Zuckerberg, founding CEO … Read More

Take care of a new Facebook Messenger malware

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In accordance with CheckPoint, the ransomware visrus is also present on LinkedIn. Usually, the computer is infected by a download of a .svg image that redirect to a video requiering tu install a pseudo-extension needed to rule the video. A … Read More

Microblogging

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Microblogging websites are services, which enable their users to post small text messages that will update their personal profile and will also be delivered to their list of friends. Microblogging became extremely popular due to twitter, however other microblogging sites … Read More

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