The recently emerged user-generated contents (UGC) services, social networking services (SNS), as well as the pervasive wireless mobile network services have formed social media which has drastically changed the content distribution landscape. Today such UGC applications as YouTube allow any user to be a content provider, generating enormous amount of video contents that are quickly and extensively propagated on the Internet through such SNSes as Facebook and Twitter.
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Manuscript received September 26, 2011; revised January 20, 2012; accepted May 17, 2012. Date of publication September 17, 2012; date of current version November 22, 2012. This work was supported by a Canada NSERC Strategic Project Grant, an NSERC Discovery Grant, an NSERC DAS Grant, and an MI-TACS Project Grant. The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Dr. Oscar Bonastre.
- Live streaming
- social media
- storage sharing