Outlet Title

Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems

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Conference Proceeding

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Online social networks have become a key component of our digital presence. Users create profiles on these platforms using personal information, which helps others to identify them. Users connect to their friends, make new friends, and interact with each other via chat, like, retweet, comment, sharing files, etc. Most popular online social network platforms these days include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Instagram, etc. All of these services operate separately. Users on one platform cannot connect and communicate with their friends on another platform. This study proposes “SocBridge” a novel way of connecting and communicating between users on different platforms. The framework acts as a proxy between participating service providers and thus protects the identity of communicating users, and preserves the business model of service providers.