Social Routing

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What Does Social Routing Mean?

Social routing is a mechanism used to faciliate free network sharing between Internet communities and groups. In social routing, individuals or groups of Internet users share a broadband connection.

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Techopedia Explains Social Routing

FON is an example of social routing. With FON, users share their wireless Internet connection, and gain access to other FON users’ Wi-Fi in exchange. Social routing, therefore, represents a peer-to-peer approach to Wi-Fi.

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