Welcome to the Self-Organized Universe of People! On this website you can find all information about our decentralized online social network SOUP. SOUP tries to find a solution for securely storing private user data out of the reach of a central OSN provider.

Recent news: The SOUP technical paper has been accepted to appear at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2014 conference. A practical demonstration of SOUP was also shown at SIGCOMM 2014!

We especially focus on providing high-level information on why this is an important issue and on how we improve on existing works pointing in the same direction. For a more detailed, technical description of our system please refer to our publications section.


Find out why we propose SOUP.

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Find out details about SOUP. How does the system work?

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Check out the list of our publications related to SOUP.

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Source code added!