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The Polidoxa Shift: a New Approach to Social Networks

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Manuel Mazzara



Access to global information is of primary importance in a global world. The Internet contains ahuge amount of documents and it has a big potential as a news media, but the key is in the mechanism in which information is accessed. This paper describes a novel idea consisting in combining the potential of both social networks and search engines. We describe here the basic ideas behind a trust ranking algorithm based on the activities and networking performed by users on a social network. We motivate the need for Polidoxa, the combined social network and search engine, and we finally describe the advantages over traditional media, traditional search engine like Google and social network such as Facebook.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mazzara M, Antonio M, Biselli L, Chiarabini L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Internet Services and Information Security

Year: 2011

Volume: 1

Issue: 4

Pages: 74-88

Print publication date: 01/11/2011

Date deposited: 12/04/2012

ISSN (print): 2182-2069

ISSN (electronic): 2182-2077

Publisher: ISYOU