Cuckoo: Towards Decentralized, Socio-Aware Online Microblogging Services and Data Measurements

Abstract

Online microblogging services, as exemplified by Twitter [9] and Yammer [12], have become immensely popular during the latest three years. Twitter, the most successful microblogging service, has attracted more than 41.7 million users as of July 2009 [25] and is still growing fast. However, current microblogging systems severely suffer from performance bottlenecks and central points of failure due to their centralized architecture. Thus, centralized microblogging systems may threaten the scalability, reliability, as well as availability of the offered services, not to mention the extremely high operational and maintenance cost. However, it is not trivial to decentralize microblogging services in a peer-to-peer fashion. The challenges first derive from the heterogeneity of the inherent online social networ

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