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E-SmallTalker: A Distributed Mobile System for Social Networking in Physical Proximity

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E-SmallTalker: A Distributed Mobile System for Social Networking in Physical Proximity
—Small talk is an important social lubricant that helps people, especially strangers, initiate conversations and make friends with each other in physical proximity. However, due to difficulties in quickly identifying significant topics of common interest, real-world small talk tends to be superficial. The mass popularity of mobile phones can help improve the effectiveness of small talk. In this paper, we present E-SmallTalker, a distributed mobile communications system that facilitates social networking in physical proximity. It automatically discovers and suggests topics such as common interests for more significant conversations. We build on Bluetooth Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) to exchange potential topics by customizing service attributes to publish nonservice-related information without establishing a connection. We propose a novel iterative Bloom filter (IBF) protocol that encodes topics to fit in SDP attributes and achieves a low false positive rate. We have impleme...
Zhimin Yang, Boying Zhang, Jiangpeng Dai, Adam C.
Added 15 Aug 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ICDCS
Authors Zhimin Yang, Boying Zhang, Jiangpeng Dai, Adam C. Champion, Dong Xuan, Du Li
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