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Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

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Jonathan Zittrain Explores “How to Fix Twitter and Facebook”

In an article written for The Atlantic in early June, Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain presents his thoughts on how “community governance” can be nurtured and supported through practices and technologies to address the content moderation challenges of online social media sites.

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Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

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Usage Patterns and the Economics of the Public Cloud

Airlines raise and lower prices to ensure that supply and demand are roughly equivalent. But cloud computing service providers usually do not use “peak load” pricing. So far, cloud providers rarely vary prices with demand because datacenter traffic loads are stable.

By: R. Preston McAfee, Aadharsh Kannan, Cinar Kilcioglu, Justin Rao