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P2P Techniques for Decentralized Applications by Manal El-Dick, Reza Akbarinia, Esther Pacitti

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Preface

The Web 2.0 has brought a paradigm shift in how people use the Web. Before this Web evolution, users were merely passive consumers of content that is provided to them by a set of websites. In a nutshell, Web 2.0 offers an architecture of participation where individuals can participate, collaborate, share and create content. Web 2.0 applications deliver services that get better the more people use it, while providing their own content and remixing it with others content. Today, there are many emerging websites that have helped to pioneer the concept of participation in Web 2.0. Popular examples include the online encyclopedia Wikipedia that enables individuals to create and edit content (articles), social networking sites like Facebook, ...

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