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new patent Substantially continuous location logging for geographic-positioning capable devices
In one embodiment, a mobile computing device has a first processor and a second processor. The mobile device determines an operating condition of the mobile device, the operating condition being based on at least the current time of day, a current activity of a user associated with the mobile device, or a current proximity of the mobile device to a place connected to the user of the mobile device through an on-line social network.
Facebook, Inc.


new patent Call flagging using shared call logs
A method, system, and computer program product for call flagging using shared call logs are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A determination is made that a phone call should be flagged as undesirable.
International Business Machines Corporation


new patent Needs-matching navigator system
A needs-matching navigator system and social network facilitator appurtenances including, for a large user plurality, software driven modules residing on electronic communications enabled platforms and devices. Beyond altruistically enhancing flourishing life horizons and life quality metrics, the modules facilitate (a) knowing respective user bias, profile, perspective, wellbeing orientation, and privacy preference; (b) understanding user needs description and wellbeing criteria; (c) finding answer and solutions to the needs by user biased projecting the description onto electronically stored knowledge-bases; (d) matching the user to the answers and solutions; and preferably (e) creating an instant electronic communications interactive community for the respective user, by inverse projecting large subsets of the answers and solutions back onto the large plurality of users; according to said users' profiles and needs descriptions.

new patent Distribution of popular content between user nodes of a social network community via direct proximity-based communication
There is provided a method, comprising: arranging a set of user nodes (311-322) of a social network community (302) into at least one proximity-based cluster (304, 306, 308); determining popular data content in a given proximity-based cluster; and proactively caching the popular data content to at least one user node of the proximity-based cluster, in order to enable the user nodes in the proximity-based cluster to transfer the popular data content via direct proximity-based communication between the user nodes.. .
Nokia Solutions And Networks Oy


new patent Engine, an adaptive search engine on the client computer using domain social network data as the search topic sources
An engine, system and method for a domain social network that interconnects internet users with at least domains owned by or of interest to those internet users, and that may obtain and/or forward obtained dynamic data regarding those domains automatically, such as by web service or email service. The dynamic data may be used to filter and protect content and data of the respective domains, to protect users by identifying low quality web pages or malicious software or pages, to isolate or improve search results regarding the domain, and/or to improve internet-based transaction flow, such as the creation of advertising..

new patent Maintaining a limited user profile for social networking system users unable to establish a user profile
A social networking system maintains a limited user profile associated with a user of the social networking system who does not satisfy one or more criteria for the social networking system to maintain a user profile. The limited user profile includes information describing the user and allows the user to be associated with limited types of interactions with the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.


new patent System and access control via social networking
Systems and methods to grand network access to devices. When device attempts access via an access point, the ap initiates social network inquiry to determine whether to provide unrestricted access, restricted access or no access, depending on the social connection between the user and the ap owner.
Open Garden Inc.


new patent Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media for facilitating management of social media information for communication devices
Management of social media information is facilitated. A method can include: executing a batch linking application; and batch linking social network (sn) contacts to contacts stored on or accessible by the communication device, wherein the batch linking comprises obtaining the sn contacts at the communication device, wherein the sn contacts are selected for the batch linking based, at least, on a correspondence to the contacts, and wherein the batch linking is performed by the communication device..
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


new patent Determining potential sharing of private data associated with a private network domain to improve data security
Techniques for determining potential sharing of private data are described herein. The techniques may include identifying content having computer readable access rules associated with a private domain of a social network, and identifying private data of the content.
International Business Machines Corporation


new patent Digital media and social networking system and method
Disclosed is computer implemented digital media systems and methods, including software application tools and related methods that employ a data frame packet process or other software application or process to enable a user to embed, assemble and/or associate one or more digital elements (e.g., audio, video, or text), individually or collectively, with or within a digital element (e.g., an image), using a computer system such as a mobile, tablet or desktop device. For example, the disclosed photo application system and method empower users to automatically create a chronological timeline display of the user's photos uploaded into the system, to add text captions, voice, audio narration, and/or video clips that will play with a chronological slideshow.

new patent

Method and providing social network service

A social network service, which can visualize and express a user's emotions or opinions and can randomly arrange or permanently delete the content of conversations exchanged between the user and counterparts includes: receiving a chat room creation request from at least one user equipment; transmitting information on a user equipment that has transmitted a chat room participation request, among at least one other user equipment located within a predetermined distance from the user equipment that has transmitted the chat room creation request, to the user equipment that has transmitted the chat room creation request; and creating a chat room for allowing the user equipment that has transmitted the chat room creation request and at least one other user equipment that has transmitted a chat room participation request to perform messaging communication.. .

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Sharing an application configuration among social networks

A machine may generate and store a correlation among multiple identifiers of the user that enable access to an application through multiple systems. For example, the user may have a first identifier for using a first social network system, and a second identifier for using a second social network system, and the machine may generate and store a correlation between the first identifier and the second identifier.
Zynga Inc.

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Social networking advocacy system and method

An online advocacy platform provides one or more of a crowd-sourced vote-counting mechanism for legislative issues, support on target selection, tactic prioritization, fundraising, supporter recruitment, campaign marketing, and content creation and aggregation. In some embodiments, the platform further provides one or more of group purchase of advocacy services and a social networking address book.
Blastroots, Inc.

new patent

System and determining credit worthiness of a user

Disclosed is a method and system for determining credit worthiness of a user on an online platform. The system may comprise a user device further comprising a memory coupled with a processor.
Mb Technology Partners Ltd.

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Determining potential sharing of private data associated with a private network domain to improve data security

Techniques for determining potential sharing of private data are described herein. The techniques may include identifying content having computer readable access rules associated with a private domain of a social network, and identifying private data of the content.
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Role-relative social networking

A role-based social network follow request that identifies a specified user role to follow within a social network is received from a social network user. A social network role-based query, derived from the specified user role identified within the role-based social network follow request, is executed.
International Business Machines Corporation

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Generating snippet modules on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing posts of an online social network, each post being associated with a first entity of the online social network, classifying, based on content and metadata associated with each post, one or more of the posts as being relevant to the first entity, extracting a set of one or more n-grams from the content of the posts classified as being relevant to the first entity, filtering the set of n-grams to remove one or more of the extracted n-grams from the set of n-grams, calculating a quality score for each n-gram in the filtered set of n-grams, generating a snippet-module including one or more of the extracted n-grams from the filtered set of n-grams having quality-scores greater than a threshold quality-score, and sending, to a client system of a first user of the online social network, the snippet-module for display to the user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

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Creating a dynamic visual display of social network activity

In an approach to create a visual replay of one or more activities occurring in a user's social network, a computer receives a command to create a file for a dynamic visual replay of one or more activities occurring in the user's social network, where the one or more activities occur while the user is logged off the social network. The approach includes the computer retrieving the one or more activities occurring while the user is logged off the social network and creating the file for the dynamic visual replay of the one or more activities occurring while the user is logged off the social network..
International Business Machines Corporation

new patent

Meme detection in digital chatter analysis

Some embodiments include a method of detecting memes, as “key terms,” in a chatter aggregation in a social networking system. The method can include aggregating user-generated content objects within the social networking system into the chatter aggregation according to a set of filters.
Facebook, Inc.

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Sharing three-dimensional gameplay

A method for sharing three-dimensional gameplay of a video game, that is rendered to a head-mounted display (hmd), to a social network, is provided, including the following method operations: recording, by an hmd connected computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip to a storage, the 3-d video clip generated from 3-d gameplay of a video game that is driven by interactive use of the hmd; receiving, by the hmd connected computer, a request to share the 3-d video clip to a social network; generating, by the hmd connected computer, a two-dimensional (2-d) video clip by converting the 3-d video clip to a 2-d format; sharing, by the hmd connected computer, the 2-d video clip to the social network.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Social networking with video annotation

A method and system for annotating playable media files in a social network having a plurality of members, wherein the method includes receiving the playable media file from a first member, receiving an annotation from another member, and saving the annotation in a file other than the playable media file.. .

Identification of vulnerability to social phishing

A computer-implemented method includes generating, by one or more processors, a hyperlink targeting a uniform resource locator (url), detecting a selection of the generated hyperlink by one or more social entities across one or more social networks, generating a report, wherein the generated report includes analytical details regarding the selection of the generated hyperlink by the one or more social entities, and providing the generated report to a user associated with a protected social entity.. .
Zerofox, Inc.

Integration of devices through a social networking platform

A system and method for providing a social networking service to a plurality of devices. A social networking server for facilitating social information exchange among the plurality of devices through a socially aware network.
Netspective Communications Llc

Social network communication and information management system

A digital community platform that enables a first user to connect to a second user. More specifically, a system that helps a first user expand the first user's professional network by using proprietary algorithms and data archetypes to find and recommend new connections from the user's professional network community.
Mango Mentors, Llc

Wireless charging smart-gem jewelry system & associated cloud server

Wireless charging smart-gem jewelry system and associated cloud server comprising a wearable electronic gemstone capable of sensing the emotional state and bodily vital signs of the user and being wirelessly charged and a mobile device capable of communicating with the electronic gemstone such that a cloud server manages communications between members of a social network wearing the electronically smart gemstone. The disclosed jewelry system provides a custom gemstone with symbol-carved light effects, wireless charging of the stone electronics through universal audio jack of any mobile device, and electrical stimulation of the user along with visual triggers as a specific mode of social interaction..
Waveworks, Inc.

Facilitating generation of user content for aggregated story units

A social networking system aggregates two or more stories having at least one common characteristic to create an aggregated story unit. Each story describes an action performed on an object over the social networking system or external to the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

System and media-centric and monetizable social networking

A method and system connects brands, users and communities via socially shared content elements that take the form of, for example, words, pictures/images, videos and/or audio objects. The method creates a social media engagement and distribution capability of dynamic, interactive impressions linking users to users and users to brands around shared “day in the life” moments.
Brabbletv.com Llc

Query construction on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes presenting, by a client system, grammar tokens, each grammar token being based on a natural-language string and comprising references to objects associated with an online social network, receiving, at the client system, a selection of one of the presented grammar tokens, the selected grammar token being based on a first natural-language string, presenting, by the client system, completion tokens, wherein each completion token is based on a natural-language string corresponding to the first natural-language string and comprises references to objects associated with the online social network, receiving, at the client system, a selection of one of the completion tokens, the selected completion token being based on a second natural-language string, and generating, by the client system, a structured query corresponding to the selected grammar and completion tokens, the structured query comprising references to the objects referenced in the selected grammar and completion tokens.. .
Facebook, Inc.

System and identifying experts on arbitrary topics in an enterprise social network

A system and method for supporting identifying experts on arbitrary topics in an enterprise social network. An exemplary method can receive, at a node of a social network application, a plurality of content.
Oracle International Corporation

Methods for assessing and scoring user proficiency in topics determined by data from social networks and other sources

Embodiments provide for assessing and scoring user proficiency in topics determined by data from social networks and other sources. Embodiments can combine the information available to direct models, e.g., using user profiles, endorsements, etc., with data from various other external knowledge bases to find implicit topics for users, and other types of reasoning to compute proficiency scores.
Oracle International Corporation

Aggregating and displaying social networking system user information via a map interface

A map interface presents a geographic map with markers identifying geographic locations associated with content items. When the geographic distance between two or more content items is less than a threshold distance, multiple content items are grouped to create an aggregated content item.
Facebook, Inc.

Method for implementing a computer game

A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which computer game graphics for a casual, social game are shown on a display of a computing device, where the casual, social game is downloaded as an app to a smartphone and/or tablet computer and can be accessed or played using a social network application or environment; and in which one or more of the processors are programmed such that: a notification is automatically generated if a player is stuck at a level for more than a defined time or after more than a defined number of attempts to pass that level, the notification alerting friends of the player so that they can assist him or her.. .
King.com Limited

Social networking interface

The present invention includes receiving at least one of a user entity preference, wherein said user preference is indexed, catalogued and stored with reference to a user entity; comparing the at least one user entity preference with a plurality of other user entity preferences which are indexed, catalogued, and stored with reference to at least one second user entity; and notifying and displaying to the user entity a shared at least one user entity preference with the at least one second user entity.. .

Systems and methods for location-based social networking

The present disclosure provides a system and method that generates and provides access to communication forums based on metadata associated with images. For example, when a first user captures an image with his or her computing device, the computing device will associate metadata with the image, which may include at least location information and time information.

System and facilitating integrated social group instant messaging

A system and machine-implemented method for providing integrated instant messaging functionality in a social networking service, the method including receiving a request from a user having a first user account at a social networking service to view contacts belonging to a social group associated with the first user account, wherein the social group is maintained at the social networking service, identifying one or more contacts belonging to the social group in response to the request, determining a status associated with a user account for each of the identified one or more contacts, the status indicating whether each of the one or more contacts is available for instant messaging communication and providing a listing including the identified one or more contacts and the status associated with each of the identified one or more contacts for display to the user at a social networking site of the social networking service.. .
Google Inc.

Methods and systems for aggregating user generated content

A method and system for aggregating user generated content (ugc) are disclosed. The method includes receiving a request for creating ugc, the request including content to be created and identification of a subject event; generating the ugc, the ugc being associated with the subject event; adding data related to the ugc to data describing the subject event; and sending data related to the subject event to users, including the ugc related to the subject event.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Social feed trend visualization

Technology for a visual representation of trending topics on social media platforms is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method for presenting a dynamic squarified treemap includes steps of retrieving multiple messages from a social networking service, the messages containing multiple trending topics; for each respective trending topic of the trending topics, determining a trending speed and a trending acceleration of the respective trending topic at a time point; and presenting a treemap including multiple shapes.
Rtreporter Bv

Social dark data

A method for reorganizing unread content in a social networking system may include identifying a plurality of content elements associated with a first user of a social networking system and identifying from the plurality of content elements a plurality of unread content elements associated with the first user. Typically, a score of each of the plurality of each of the plurality of unread content elements is then determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

Match-making application that is integrated into online social networks

A math-making application, which is integrated into online social networks, that enables a matchmaking user to initiate an acquaintance between two nominated friends for a particular purpose.. .





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