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Security Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking by Mike Harwood

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Chapter 3. Evolution of People-to-People Communications

THE NATURE OF COMMUNICATION has changed greatly in the past 20 years. The changes continue unabated, particularly in the realm of people-to-people communications. People-to-people communications include instant messaging, microblogging, social networking, and various forms of real-time communication. These are the new face of interpersonal communications. In the same way that e-mail revolutionized personal and business applications, these new communication technologies are changing the way people communicate. Today's communication technologies are all about convenience and short messages exchanged in real time.

This chapter explores some of the common methods of communication used today. The ...

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