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WhozThat? evolving an ecosystem for context-aware mobile social networks

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WhozThat? evolving an ecosystem for context-aware mobile social networks
One of the most compelling social questions, which until now was left unanswered by current technology, is "Who's that?" This question is usually asked about a new unfamiliar person in a social setting who piques your curiosity. This article presents WhozThat, a system that ties together online social networks with mobile smartphones to answer this common and essential social question. WhozThat builds an infrastructure that shares social networking IDs locally, using wireless technology, while also leveraging a wireless connection to the Internet's social networks to bind identity with location. In addition, WhozThat offers an entire ecosystem on which increasingly complex context-aware applications can be built; that is, once the environment knows who one is, the environment can adapt its content based on the individual's identity or even the collective tastes of a local group. We describe a prototype of the basic WhozThat system and also describe a more adva...
Aaron Beach, Mike Gartrell, Sirisha Akkala, Jack E
Added 28 Dec 2010
Updated 28 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where NETWORK
Authors Aaron Beach, Mike Gartrell, Sirisha Akkala, Jack Elston, John Kelley, Keisuke Nishimoto, Baishakhi Ray, Sergei Razgulin, Karthik Sundaresan, Bonnie Surendar, Michael Terada, Richard Han
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