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Peer-to-Peer

  • By: Noshir Contractor
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Peer-to-peer (P2P) interaction refers to the ability of any two information appliances, such as computers, to connect directly with one another without going through any central intermediary.

The notion of P2P interaction is not unique to the Internet. Consider the following scenario. ...

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