What is Sharing?

One feature of social networking sites is that users can share links. If your website has an awesome page, a user may want to share it with all their friends. Most social networking sites have features that make this process very easy.

Social Media Sharing or offering access to digital information or resources, including documents, multimedia (audio/video), graphics, computer programs, images and e-books. It is the private or public distribution of data or resources in a network with different levels of sharing privileges.

File sharing(FS) can be done using several methods. The most common techniques for file storage, distribution and transmission include the following:

  • Removable storage devices
  • Centralized file hosting server installations on networks
  • World Wide Web-oriented hyperlinked documents
  • Distributed peer-to-peer networks

IT is a multipurpose computer service feature that evolved from removable media via network protocols, such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Beginning in the 1990s, many remote file-sharing mechanisms were introduced, including FTP, hotline and Internet relay chat (IRC).

Operating systems also provide (FS) methods, such as network file sharing (NFS). Most (FS) tasks use two basic sets of network criteria, as follows:

  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) (FS) This is the most popular, but controversial, method of (FS) because of the use of peer-to-peer software. Network computer users locate shared data with third-party software. P2P (FS) allows users to directly access, download and edit files. Some third-party software facilitates P2P sharing by collecting and segmenting large files into smaller pieces.
  • File Hosting Services: This P2P (FS) alternative provides a broad selection of popular online material. These services are quite often used with Internet collaboration methods, including email, blogs, forums, or other mediums, where direct download links from the file hosting services can be included. These service websites usually host files to enable users to download them.


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