Internet of Things, Web of Things, IoT, WoT, People, IoP, Web Platforms, Social.
Social Networks and Organizational Culture
Society, e-Business and e-Government
Web Information Systems and Technologies
This paper envisions how the Internet of Things (IoT) complements the Internet of People to build a human-centered Internet-and-Web of Things. The Internet of Things should go beyond the Machine-to-Machine paradigm and must include people in its foundation, resulting in a “Humanized Internet of Things (H-IoT)”. Starting from a relevant work of Fiske, this paper defines how the Human-centred Internet of Things can embed the Fiske patterns in this particular domain. An analysis of some of existing IoT platforms and projects is also presented with the aim to analyse how real implementations are in the same direction of such social patterns.