Social Web

Social Web "User Stories" of how a user (Alice) interact with closed social networks and how similar scenarios would be built in a distributed environment.

Social Web Incubator Group Charter "The mission of the Social Web Incubator Group is to understand the systems and technologies that permit the description and identification of people, groups, organizations, and user-generated content in extensible and privacy-respecting ways."

ESW Social Web Wiki

Social Network Properties

Top Social Networking Sites


The Privacy Jungle: On the Market for Data Protection in Social Networks


  • Mobile Facets is an Android-based application for the interactive faceted search and exploration of distributed social media datasets including DBpedia, geo-located Flickr photos, GeoNames and the event directories Eventful and Upcoming. The users can search and explore the dataset by means of facets and retrieve resources like places, persons, organizations, and events. To visualize the result set, the Mobile Facets application provides a map view, result list view, and photo view. As the resources are queried live from the different data sources assumptions can't be made about which facets are provided in a specific user's contextual situation and how many resources Mobile Facets receives. Thus, in contrast to existing approaches, the user interface is designed such that it is flexible with respect to the amount and kind of facets and resources retrieved live from the social media data.