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Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Networks by Ekram Hossain, Zhu Han, Dusit Niyato, Lingyang Song

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10  Mobile social networks

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10.1  Introduction

Traditional D2D communications take place among any mobile units to transfer “data.” However, current and emerging mobile applications pose the new challenges of “information” transfer. Typically, information is related to social relations of people. Therefore, social information and social networks have been integrated with wireless and mobile communication to serve the new demand of users for information transfer. When the social information is used or the social network is operated on wireless systems, we can refer to it as a mobile social network [321322]. The mobile social network can be integrated ...

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