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 Travel recommendations on online social networks patent thumbnailTravel recommendations on online social networks
In one embodiment, a social-networking system may receive, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, an indication that the first user is traveling to a first geographic location, and identify one or more second geographic locations within a threshold distance from the first geographic location. The second geographic locations may be determined based on a travel-recommendation model.
Facebook, Inc.


 Apparatus and computer readable recording medium for providing profile information of social network service patent thumbnailApparatus and computer readable recording medium for providing profile information of social network service
An apparatus for providing profile information, in which a mobile device is connected to a vehicle device through a first communication network and connected to a profile information providing server through a second communication network, includes a driving information collection unit configured to collect driving information of a vehicle, a driving state determination unit configured to determine a driving state of a mobile device user based on the driving information, and a communication unit configured to transmit a driving state determination result to the profile information providing server.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


 Managing social network accessibility based on age patent thumbnailManaging social network accessibility based on age
When a user having an age less than a threshold age (a child user) attempts to access an online service or perform actions using the online service, the online service obtains parental authorization from an additional user having a parental relationship to the user. The child user may identify the user having the parental relationship and the online service verifies the validity of the identified user's account, the age of the identified user, and/or a connection between the identified user and the child user having a parental relationship type.
Facebook, Inc.


 Mapping and obscuring digital representations of a number of user accounts on a social network map patent thumbnailMapping and obscuring digital representations of a number of user accounts on a social network map
Mapping and obscuring digital representations of a number of user accounts on a social network map includes identifying a primary user account from a number of user accounts of a social network, determining, based on metadata associated with the user accounts, a relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, mapping, based on the relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, a digital representation of each of the user accounts to a territory on a social network map, determining, based on the relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, an obscurity level for each of the user accounts, and obscuring, based on the obscurity level, the territory associated with the digital representation of each of the user accounts on a social network map from the primary user account.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


 Method for posing requests in a social networking site patent thumbnailMethod for posing requests in a social networking site
A method poses requests in a social networking site by a submitting user by a terminal connected to a communication network to a previously unknown group of receiving users is disclosed. A relationship data model is provided which comprises objects linked to each other by semantic and/or a social relations.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Autogeneration of application for a social network patent thumbnailAutogeneration of application for a social network
A method for generating an application for sharing with users of a social network includes identifying a community for sharing community content related to a topic of interest. The community is associated with a social network accessed over a network.
Google Inc.


 Travel itinerary generation on online social networks patent thumbnailTravel itinerary generation on online social networks
In one embodiment, a social-networking system may receive, from a client system of a first user of the online social network, an indication that the first user is at a first geographic location, and determine that the first user is traveling based on the first user being at the first geographical location. The social-networking system may then identify one or more second geographic locations within a threshold distance from the first geographic location, the second geographic locations being determined based on a travel-recommendation model.
Facebook, Inc.


 Social network-based inventory management patent thumbnailSocial network-based inventory management
An example embodiment includes a system server configured for social network-based inventory management. The system server includes processors and non-transitory computer-readable storage media communicatively coupled to the processors.
Ebay Inc.


 Methods and systems relating to click-through advertising patent thumbnailMethods and systems relating to click-through advertising
Advertisers today seeking to exploit social networks and social media to garner one of the oldest and most effective advertisements, word of mouth and the recommendation of a friend, colleague, family member, etc. At the same time “friction” for users has become more important over time in that users want to get to the desired information or perform a desired action with the minimum effort, i.e.

 Computer implemented method and computer system for obtaining user information patent thumbnailComputer implemented method and computer system for obtaining user information
A server implemented method and system for providing merchants with customer information by receiving customer profile data from a social network onto which a customer has logged-in using a customer's device over a network, storing the customer profile data in a storage device, generating reward data for products or services offered by merchants, the respective reward data identifying the merchants offering the respective reward, transmitting the reward data over the network to a customer's device, receiving a customer's selection of reward data for a product or service from the customer's device, receiving a message related to the product or service associated with the selected reward data from the customer's device and forwarding the message to the social network over the network for posting on the social network, storing data indicating the selection of the reward to be redeemed at the merchant by the customer; and transmitting information on the selected reward data and the stored customer profile data to a merchant's computer over the network.. .
Spota Tech Ltd.


Event organizer

Disclosed is a system for facilitating a user to organize an event via a social networking platform. A parameters detail receiving module receives pertaining to a set of profile parameters corresponding to each user of a plurality of users associated with a social networking platform.

Providing on-demand geolocation beauty services and beauty industry social networking services through use of portable computing devices

A system and method for real-time viewing, ordering, and scheduling of on-demand beauty services that connect consumers to beauty service providers through use of portable computing devices.. .

Information processing device and information processing method

According to the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing device including a control unit configured to associate a plurality of pieces of tag information assigned to object information existing on a social network. Therefore, pieces of tag information can be associated with each other when the pieces of tag information are assigned to object information existing on a social network.

Suggested out of network communication recipients

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems and machine readable medium for recommending an out-of-network communication by determining a set of potential recommended members of a social networking service based upon one or more recommendation criteria. In some examples the recommendation criteria may include: a profile similarity to a previous target of an out-of-network communication, a degree of correspondence between an interest and intent of the sending member, and a likelihood of response..
Linkedln Corporation

Searching public posts on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query. The method includes generating query commands based on the search query.
Facebook, Inc.

Rewriting search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a data set including a list of objects matching a query command and a score for each of the listed objects, where the query command is generated by parsing a query using a parsing algorithm, and where the score for each of the listed objects is calculated based on a scoring algorithm. The method also includes generating multiple subsets of the data set, each subset including one or more of the listed objects, and calculating, for each subset, a measure of score-quality associated with the scores of the objects in the subset and a measure of cpu-power associated with an amount of processing power required for retrieving the objects in the subset.
Facebook, Inc.

Communication system and generating geographic social networks in virtual space

A system and related method are disclosed for location-sensitive social networking. A server has access to a map and a list of points of interest with location data by which they may be located on the map.

Video game competition notifications

Methods and systems are described for automatically sending a popup or other message to another person's electronic device upon finishing a predetermined goal in a video game. The predetermined goal can be, for example, killing a first boss in under five minutes.
Sorry Interactive Entertainment America Llc

System and unified synchronization of relationship connections across multiple social network databases

A system and method for unified synchronization of relationship connections across multiple social network databases is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes logging in a first user to a first user account through a first wireless mobile device controlled by the first user, wherein the first user account comprises a logical connection to a plurality of the first user's social network accounts.
Dgs Development, Llc

Prompting social networking system users in a newsfeed to provide additional user profile information

A social networking system presents questions to a user on an interface associated with the social networking system to elicit information about the user that is missing from the user's profile or is otherwise outdated. The questions are selected based on a number of factors, such as the need for or value of the information item, probability of a response, or cost of collecting the information item.
Facebook, Inc.

Display of common user interests on subscription to a user's social feed

A system and method is disclosed for determining why a first user has indicated a desire to associate with a second user in an online social network. The first user initiates a request to associate with the second user.
Google Inc.

System and operating an artificial social network

A method for creating a subnetwork within a computerized network is provided. The method includes forming a virtual entity (hereinafter asm) representative of an agent linked to the network, the asm including first, data relating to an environment state of the agent, second data relating to at least one desire of the agent, and third data relating to at least one capability of the agent; and providing the asm with an ability to link to other asms to form subnetworks with the at least one asm in accordance with the first second and third data..
Brillianetor Ltd.

Systems and methods for verifying user identity based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that automatically verify an identity of a user based on social media messaging. In an embodiment, an apparatus identifies a first social media message associated with a social networking account of a user and generated by a device of the user.
The Toronto-dominion Bank

Systems and methods for automatically generating order data based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate automate trade-order entry and execution based on social media messaging. In an embodiment, an apparatus identifies a first social media message associated with a social networking account of a user and including at least one parameter of a transaction to purchase or sell one or more securities.
The Toronto-dominion Bank

Systems and methods for automatically generating order data based on social media messaging

The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods and systems that facilitate automate trade-order entry and execution based on social media messaging. In one embodiment, an apparatus may receive, from a social-networking service, social media data that includes various social media messages associated with social-networking accounts of various users.
The Toronto-dominion Bank

Location-based electronic commerce service driven by an event

Distribution of promotional content and/or location information associated with devices in response to, for example, a social event or another type of event. Commerce transactions and/or non-commerce transactions associated with the promotional content can be performed.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Social network driven real-time multi-payer, multi-merchant, multi-bucket discounting social commerce system with value tracking, multi-layer commission forwarding and discount processing systems and related methods

Methods for a buyer to receive a discount from a merchant or another member in a multi-merchant, multi-payer internet commerce platform in a social network. The methods relate to deals which include loyalty-based discounts, prepaid discounts and/or coupon discounts.

Leveraging a unification of content hosting and social networking

Content hosting architectures and/or social networking architectures can be improved by, e.g., unifying the two architectures to some extent. Services or features from both can be leveraged to provide an ecosystem that can be superior or preferred by users or consumers.
Google Inc.

Systems and methods for order-of-magnitude viral cascade prediction in social networks

Systems and methods for predicting order-of-magnitude viral cascades in social networks are disclosed.. .
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University

Determining a group recommendation

A method, computer program product, and computer system is provided. A processor identifies a shared property between a user of a social network and a group of the social network.
International Business Machines Corporation

Setting expiration of social media posts

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for expiration of social media posts. An example method includes analyzing a social media post on a social media profile, determining a characteristic of the social media post, and setting an expiration time at which the social media post is to be removed from the social network interface based on the characteristic..
Longsand Limited

Systems and methods for providing reminders for content in social networks

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a content item within a social networking system for which a reminder is to be provided. A selection specifying one or more conditions for providing the reminder can be received.
Facebook, Inc.

Tactile interface for social networking system

A user interface includes a tactile interface on a client device that allows users to interact with social networking system content in a manner that is optimized for touch screens and mobile devices. The tactile interface allows users to efficiently navigate the social networking system data as well as to capture new content for upload to the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Mobile social activity networking systems and methods

A mobile social activity networking system configured for facilitating event planning and coordination of activities of users is provided. The system allows users to input user preferences on a mobile computing device via a social networking application on the mobile computing device; to form a group of users with preferred activities and geographic range of proximity to the group; and to select a location for the group of users.
Y R Tech, Llc

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine information associated with a product displayed on a display device and access a database of known products. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine, by comparing the database of known products with the determined information associated with the product, an identity of the product displayed on the display device.
Facebook, Inc.

Organizational directory access client and server leveraging local and network search

This disclosure is directed to an organizational directory access client and an organizational directory server and, in particular, to an organizational directory access client that performs a local search and a network search for one or more member profiles of members of the organization. The organizational directory access client executes on a client device and is configured to authenticate a user of the client with the organizational directory server.
Linkedln Corporation

Delegated updates

A computer implemented method and system for delegating authority on an online account includes monitoring a user of a plurality of users using an online social network on a communications system. A designated user for an originating user from the plurality of users is assigned, responsive to the originating user of the plurality of user's selection of the designated user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Privacy setting method, apparatus, and system

Method and device for configuring privacy settings for a social network application are disclosed. The method is performed at a first user device, and includes: receiving a relationship establishment instruction from a first user of the first user device, the relationship establishment instruction being associated with a first relationship establishment mode used by the first user for establishing a relationship; in accordance with the first relationship establishment mode, selecting a respective privacy setting for use by the first user; executing the relationship establishment instruction to establish the relationship between the first user and the second user in the first social network; and after executing the relationship establishment instruction resulting in establishing the relationship between the first user and second user, granting a permission for social network interactions between the first user and the second user in accordance with the respective privacy setting..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Automatic membership in social networks based on current location information

A social networking website system with automatic registration based on a current location information. Individuals are automatically enrolled into social network services based on a current location determined from their mobile devices.

Determining event recommendability in online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes, by a computing device, identifying an event in an online social network to be evaluated for recommendation to a user of the online social network and determining whether the event is recommendable to the user, the determination being based on identifying correlations between one or more characteristics of the user and a plurality of signals associated with the event. The method further includes, in response to determining that the event is recommendable, presenting a recommendation or promotion for the event to the user, and, in response to determining that the event is not recommendable, converting the event in accordance with the determining that the event is not recommendable.
Facebook, Inc.

Reducing photo-tagging spam

A photo spam detector detects illegitimate non-natively captured images through extracting image features and feeding the extracted features into a probabilistic model. The probabilistic model categorizes the photo as legitimate or illegitimate.
Facebook, Inc.

Managing unprofessional media content

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include storing less than a threshold number of media content activity levels for media content objects at an online social networking service, identifying, using the stored media content activities, a threshold number of media content objects associated with a higher number of the media content activities occurring over a recent threshold period of time, receiving an indicator indicating that one of the identified media content objects is unprofessional, and propagating the indicator to each activity that includes the unprofessional media content object.. .
Linkedln Corporation

Forum search with time-dependent activity weighting

A search engine index measures and tracks one or more numeric indicators of activity at different times, including a most current time, in on-line forums and social networking sites. Such indicators may include, for example, a current volume per unit time of messages or data posted to the site, a moving average of such volume, a moving average of current participants over time, a count of current participants, other indication of site activity, or any combination of such indicators.





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