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Social networks has changed the way we use Web. There is a huge amount of data created and generated by users. There is an obvious question about who owns your data you created. Can you take your data (FOAF information, bookmarks, tags, photos etc) as you leave the service? Browsing, tagging and bookmarking pattern can easily raise the issues of privacy. People are separated over many existing social sites which make it difficult to know the social relationship among the users. Most of the current search engines don't utilize social connection of users to resolve their query. Search results need to be personalized based peoples' relationship and their contribution at the same time we want to ensure the privacy of the users. Much of the information is still restricted to different sites and search is not possible due to the lack of technical and semantic interoperability, locking in knowledge resources in disconnected islands. In this paper we tried to develop an infrastructure that utilizes the relationship between people and their interaction with people to people, people to content. We present an approach of integration of information from different sources bringing together the concept from semantic technology, P2P and social sites. We also propose a novel publish subscribe mechanism for social networks that can benefit from the social relation between peoples to disseminate among the users.
Date of Conference: 20-22 Dec. 2009