Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
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New Software and Platforms
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Universal Social Network Bus

Keywords: Middleware - Interoperability - Social networks - Software Oriented Service (SOA)

Functional Description: Online social network services (OSNSs) have become an integral part of our daily lives. At the same time, the aggressive market competition has led to the emergence of multiple competing siloed OSNSs that cannot interoperate. As a consequence, people face the burden of creating and managing multiple OSNS accounts and learning how to use them, to stay connected. The goal of the Universal Social Network Bus (USNB) is to relieve users from such a burden, letting them use their favorite applications to communicate.