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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Sixth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  15

Social Networks and Cloud Computing

From the very beginning, computer networks were about more than just connecting devices. They were about connecting people.

The day two computers first got connected, a communication path between two human beings was formed. As the number of connections increased, more and more people were sharing information, experiences, and their lives. Today, of course, we have the web. With its ubiquity, the possibilities are bounded only by our collective imagination.

Social networks have emerged to harness the communication power of the web. You want to get back in touch with your old classmates from high school? Check. You want to create a virtual business card and relate to colleagues? Check. You ...

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