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System and social platform based private social network
The present systems and methods are directed to a private network of personal social sensors. The sensors are irreversibly paired with a communication device which ensures privacy of data.
Zen-me Labs Oy


System and synchronizing data objects in a cloud based social networking environment
Methods and systems are provided for synchronizing and sharing a file. A set of access privileges is configured within a cloud collaboration site to define a sharing configuration to allow sharing of the file between a group of computing devices comprising a first computing device and one or more second computing devices.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


Soliciting and creating collaborative content items
A method for soliciting and creating collaborative content items is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a user device of a first user, a request to contribute a content item for a personalized message to a second user, the personalized message for an event unique to the second user, wherein the first user is selected to receive the request to contribute the content item based on an affinity score between the first user and the second user, presenting the request to contribute the content item, receiving input from the first user identifying the content item to contribute for the personalized message to the second user, and causing the content item to be added to a collaborative content product generated for the second user, the collaborative content product comprising other content items of other users of the social network..
Google Llc


Systems and methods for sharing content
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that at least one image has been captured using the computing device, wherein one or more individuals are represented in the image. An identity of at least a first individual of the one or more individuals represented in the image is determined, wherein the identity of the first individual is determined, at least in part, using a social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.


Systems and methods to prompt page administrator action based on machine learning
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive values associated with features corresponding to an instance involving a page of a social networking system and an administrator of the page. The values associated with the features are applied to a machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.


Reengaging website visitors with social networking system electronic messages
The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for reengaging website visitors via a social networking system. For example, in accordance with one embodiment, a social networking system receives information regarding a user-triggered event associated with a merchant webpage, utilizes the received information to generate an electronic message from the merchant to the user, and provides the electronic message to the user via the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.


Visibility management enhancement for messaging systems and online social networks
A method, a processing device, and a computer program product are provided. An initial state of a message is captured by at least one processing device.
International Business Machines Corporation


Apparatus and assisting existing social networks to fund and support ventures
A method and apparatus for funding and supporting ventures using online funding and supporting sites which extends beyond the network of colleagues, friends and family to reach larger existing social networks is described. In some cases, the method and apparatus protects confidentiality for innovative businesses seeking funding using online funding sites.
Club Funding Ltd.


Apparatus and assisting existing social networks to fund ventures
A method and apparatus for funding ventures using online funding sites which extends beyond the network of colleagues, friends and family to reach larger existing social networks is described. In some cases, the method and apparatus protects confidentiality for innovative businesses seeking funding using online funding sites.
Club Funding Ltd.


Systems and methods for suggesting content
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to output respective scores for content items based at least in part on information describing a user, wherein a score for a content item measures a likelihood that the user will select the content item to be included in a social profile of the user. A determination is made that a first user of the social networking system is eligible for a content item suggestion.
Facebook, Inc.


Locative social networking using a mobile device

Technologies are generally described for providing a locative social networking service utilizing wireless access point. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include connecting to a wireless local area network, finding at least one other mobile device connected to the wireless local area network and satisfying a predetermined condition, and for each found mobile device, requesting a public user profile associated with the found mobile device, in response to the request, receiving the public user profile associated with the found mobile device, and for each found mobile device from which an associated public user profile is received, transmitting to the found mobile device a public user profile associated with the mobile device..
Empire Technology Development Llc

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content is described herein. An example method includes receiving news content from a plurality of online sources, parsing the news content to determine keywords or phrases related to topics of interest, creating a search query from the keywords or phrases, searching one or more social networks for social media content that matches the keywords or phrases in the search query, processing the social media content by at least one of filtering and ranking, and providing the processed social media content to an individual..
Crowdynews

Distance-based social message pruning

Correspondences in a social networking system are analyzed to determine at least one topic. An activity stream with the at least one topic is analyzed.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message management utilizing a social networking environment. A set of message data may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message management utilizing a social networking environment. A set of message data may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Diversifying media search results on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query of a first user; retrieving videos that match the query; determining a filtered set of videos, wherein the filtering includes removing duplicate videos based on the duplicate videos having a digital fingerprint that is within a threshold degree of sameness from that of a modal video; calculating, for each video, similarity-scores that correspond to a degree of similarity between the video and another video in the filtered set; grouping the videos into clusters that include videos with similarity-scores greater than a threshold similarity-score with respect to each other video in the cluster; and sending, to the first user, a search-results interface including search results for the videos that are organized within the interface based on the respective clusters of their corresponding videos.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Streaming video system

A streaming video system receives a plurality of live video streams, applies filtering, and outputs the plurality of live video streams via a plurality of social networks and/or other sites that are able to receive live streamed video.. .
Intercept Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing communication items from an entity associated with a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can define a communication item associated with a social networking system, including a plurality of parameters that are each associated with one or more possible values. A plurality of variants of the communication item can be determined based on values associated with the plurality of parameters.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing adaptive experimentation of contextual configurations in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a first plurality of configurations associated with a context relating to users. A respective first weight for each configuration of the first plurality of configurations that reflects a probability of the configuration improving performance associated with a metric can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

System and event planning through a social network

A method of event planning through a social network requires at least one remote server and a corresponding personal computing device. The at least one remote server stores the information of each planned-event location, event posting, and user account.

System and cross platform product listing curation with social network integration

A system and method for cross platform product listing curation with social network integration is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: gathering seller information including identifiers of sellers of products listed on at least one peer-to-peer seller platform; obtaining product information corresponding to products listed by the sellers, the product information including product characteristics corresponding to the products listed by the sellers; retrieving potential product buyer information, the potential product buyer information including information indicative of buyer characteristics and buyer contact information of at least one potential buyer; matching the at least one potential buyer with a specific product listed by a specific seller using the product information and the potential product buyer information, the matching including correlating the product characteristics with the buyer characteristics of the matched potential buyer; and initiating contact between the matched potential buyer and the specific seller using the seller information and the buyer contact information..
Informed, Inc.

Methods and systems for identifying cross-platform audiences and optimizing campaigns

A method for increasing a level of distribution of a media file includes receiving an identification of metadata of a media file, the metadata including at least one keyword. The method includes directing a semantic engine to map the at least one keyword to a plurality of candidate target segments, each of the plurality of candidate target segments associated with one of a plurality of social network platforms.
Pixability, Inc.

Determining a user's event experience through user actions

There is provided systems and method for determining a user's event experience through user actions. A user may attend an event at a venue and take various actions with respect to the event.
Stubhub, Inc.

Shift management over social networks

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for shift management over social networks. Some such embodiments include a bot that listens to one or more social network communication channels for textual postings that indicate an intent to request a shift trade or substitute and an intent to accept the trade or to be the substitute.
Ncr Corporation

Systems and methods for providing feed page updates in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine one or more user-related metrics relating to each page of a plurality of pages associated with an administrator based on a first machine learning model. One or more recommendations relating to each page of the plurality of pages can be determined based on a second machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

Data processing systems and methods implementing improved analytics platform and networked information systems

An analytics platform and architecture is disclosed that improves the capture, extraction, and reporting of data required for certain measures, provides real-time data surveillance, dashboards, tracking lists, and alerts for specific, high-priority data, and offers dynamic, ad-hoc reporting capabilities. The platform includes a data extraction facility that gathers data from numerous sources, a data mapping facility that identifies and maps key data elements and links data over time, a data normalization facility to normalize the data and, optionally, de-identify the data, a flexible data warehouse for storing raw data or longitudinal data, an analytics facility for data mining, analytic model building, risk identification, benchmarking and tracking.
Optum, Inc.

Method and system for facilitating social networking based on events

Disclosed is a computer implemented method of facilitating social networking. The method may include presenting a plurality of events and dates to a user based on at least one personal characteristic of the user.

Search ranking and recommendations for online social networks based on reconstructed embeddings

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted by a user; identifying one or more objects matching the query; generating a reconstructed embedding of the query based on one or more term embeddings associated with one or more of the n-grams of the query, respectively; calculating, for each identified object, a relevance-score based on a similarity metric of the reconstructed embedding of the query and an object embedding associated with the identified object; generating one or more search results based on the calculated relevance-scores, each search result corresponding to one of the identified objects; and sending a search-results interface for display, the search-results interface comprising one or more of the search results, each search result comprising a reference to its corresponding identified object.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for using hints in media content tagging

Techniques to allow a social networking system to provide hints when a user tags an image. In one embodiment, a comment associated with an image to be tagged by a user of a social networking system is received.
Facebook, Inc.

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user; sending information configured to render a social-commentary item in the virtual space, wherein the social-commentary item is rendered within a region of the virtual space, the region displaying an interface of an online social network; receiving a grab input from an input device of the first user, wherein the grab input is associated with the social-commentary item; and sending information configured to render a virtual object representing the social-commentary item, wherein the virtual object is manipulable by the first user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for managing a user profile picture associated with an indication of user status on a social networking system

A client device receives from a user, in an application associated with a social networking service provided by a server system, a first user input for creating a first post on a social networking system. In response to the first user input, a plurality of icons for selection by the user are displayed.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and apparatus to operate different widgets from a single widget controller

A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to manage and display mini graphical user interface (gui) applications, or widgets. A widget controller can be associated with a plurality of widgets, upon which a user of the widget controller can then cycle among the associated widgets to display a selected widget.

Sending safety-check prompts based on user interaction

In one embodiment, a method includes detecting that a first set of users associated with an emergency event have posted content related to the emergency event on an online social network. The method may also include sending a safety-check prompt to each of one or more users in the first set.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking

Methods and systems for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking may comprise determining a position of a wireless communication device (wcd) and capturing images of the surroundings of the wcd. Data associated with objects in the surroundings of said wireless communication device may be extracted from the captured images, positions of the objects may be determined, and the determined positions and the data may then be uploaded to a database.
Maxlinear, Inc.

Protective case for adding wireless functionality to a handheld electronic device

A protective case for an electronic device may comprise a wireless adaptor for adding wireless capabilities, including support of additional wireless communication protocols, to the electronic device. The system may enable, for example, location based services functions, social networking functions, and messaging functions..
Blackbird Technology Holdings, Inc.

Cloud based personal services system

A personal identification, tracking, entertainment and communication system is provided that is sufficiently flexible and intelligent to address a variety of applications and needs. In one embodiment, an electronic accessory such as an electronic bracelet or the like is provided.

Systems and methods for prefetching content items for a feed in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a time at which to prefetch one or more content items to be included in a feed associated with a user. The feed can be provided by a social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Engine, an adaptive search engine on the client computer using domain social networking 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..

Following metrics for a/b testing

A machine may be configured to facilitate following metrics generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine determines, based on a metric identifier of a metric that measures an aspect of a service provided on a social networking service, one or more experiment identifiers of experiments that impact the metric.
Linkedin Corporation

System and validating users using social network information

A system and method uses any or all of information of a user and/or user's activity at a second web site, information of the user's friends or other connections at the second web site, or registration information of the user, to determine whether to allow the user to communicate with other users of a first web site, prevent the user from communicating with other users of the first web site, or monitor the user's communications and allow or prevent the user from further communication based on the monitored communications at the first web site.. .
Zoosk, Inc.

Contact aggregation in a social network

In particular embodiments, a computing device receives from each of one or more contact-information sources a set of contact information associated with a user of a social-networking system. The set of contact information includes one or more instances of contact information in one or more categories of contact information.
Facebook, Inc.

Indicating live videos for trending topics on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a first client system of a first user, a first trending module having references to a first set of trending topics, where one of the references does not include a live badge; generate a trending-topic interface corresponding to a first trending topic in the first set of trending topics, wherein the trending-topic interface comprises a live module containing at least one live video associated with the first trending topic; storing a reference to the live module with a news-event object; querying the news-event object to determine whether a live module is associated with the first trending topic; and sending, to a second client system for display, a second trending module having references to a second set of trending topic that includes the first trending topic, wherein a reference to the first trending topic includes a live badge.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Recipient verification

Recipient verification converses computation resources, reduces network bandwidth and reduces the amount of user input required for generating email messages that include personal salutations that are matched to the recipient's proper title, style, or honorific. The email addresses are associated with a number of recipients, gender-specific markers in names within a salutation, internal and external data sources using the email addresses (e.g., an enterprise contact server, a social network), and historical salutations to determine whether the salutation in an email message is correct for a given recipient or group of recipients.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.

Ranking courses for a presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the target section and uses an inverted index of skills-to-course mappings to determine, for each such course, a relevance score that reflects how useful the course is for imparting a skill discussed in the target section.
Linkedln Corporation

Skill-based ranking of electronic courses

A course relevance evaluator is provided with an on-line social network system. The course relevance evaluator generates a model for predicting importance of an electronic course for imparting a certain skill.
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for enhancing shopping experience in physical stores

The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for enhancing shopping experience in physical stores. The method includes receiving at least one persona associated with a user based on one or more of: ethnographic data obtained from a user, demographic data associated with the user, buying behavioral data associated with the user, and social networking data associated with the user.
Conduent Business Services, Llc

System for enhancing food and beverage shopping

A system for facilitating the shopping process is provided. The system embodies a computer implemented method of scanning content labels of containers of food and beverages contents, selectively retrieving content information pertaining to the food and beverages contents.

Following a/b tests for experimentation management

A machine may be configured to facilitate following a/b tests generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine accesses a subscription record associated with an experiment identifier of an experiment in a database.
Linkedin Corporation

Member qualification and tracking

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for member qualifications and tracking. In one example, a method includes storing a member profile for a member of an online social networking service in response to the member applying for an employment position and not being selected for lacking one or more qualifications, the member profile including the lacking qualifications; tracking the member's activity via the online social networking service to determine when the member has rectified the lacking qualifications; and notifying a recruiter associated with the employment position in response to the member rectifying the lacking qualifications..
Linkedin Corporation

Presenting endorsements using analytics and insights

Techniques for presenting a featured skill of a first member of a social network system are described. An example system presents the featured skill on a profile page of the first member.
Linkedin Corporation

Skills detector system

A skills detector system is provided with an on-line social network system. The skills detector system is configured to determine which skills are referenced in an electronic presentation and generate respective importance scores of the determined skills as related to the presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Training image-recognition systems based on search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of search queries comprising n-grams; identifying a subset of the plurality of search queries as being queries for visual-media items based on one or more n-grams of the search query being associated with visual-media content; calculating, for each of the n-grams of the search queries of the subset, a popularity-score based on a count of the search queries in the subset that include the n-gram; determining popular n-grams, wherein each of the popular n-grams is an n-gram of the search queries of the subset of search queries having a popularity-score greater than a threshold popularity-score; and selecting one or more of the popular n-grams for training a visual-concept recognition system, wherein each of the popular n-grams is selected based on whether it is associated with a visual concept.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Training image-recognition systems using a joint embedding model on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a shared visual concept in visual-media items based on shared visual features in images of the visual-media items; extracting, for each of the visual-media items, n-grams from communications associated with the visual-media item; generating, in a d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the visual-media items at a location based on the visual concepts included in the visual-media item; generating, in the d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the extracted n-grams at a location based on a frequency of occurrence of the n-gram in the communications associated with the visual-media items; and associating, with the shared visual concept, the extracted n-grams that have embeddings within a threshold area of the embeddings for the identified visual-media items.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Automated relationship categorizer and visualizer

Aspects differentially drive the graphic display of links overlaid between people in a group photograph as a function of associated relationship type. Individuals are distinguished within the photograph and relationships are identified among the individuals that differ from one another with respect to type of relationship, by extracting relationship data via natural language processing relative to social network data of one or more of the identified individuals.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method of credit on the social network site

The disclosure provides a method of credit on the social network site, wherein the social level is mapped reasonably and logically by doing statistical analysis of functions used by the user on the site and various credits obtained according to the rules of the site, and the permission of using site functions is divided strictly for the user corresponding to the level, to establish a credit system for the user on the social network site. According to the disclosure, comprehensive rule design: the investigation of user activeness can be as comprehensive and accurate as possible; reasonable level design: the user's potential “aggressiveness” (activeness) is motivated to promote the interactivity of the site and maintain the credibility of the site; strict permission design: it has an effect of “rewarding good performance and punishing poor performance” on the user and an effect of “survival of the fittest” on the content..

Two-sided network growth optimization in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system identifies a first member of a social network with a first activity level that is lower than a threshold.
Linkedin Corporation

Term set expansion using textual segments

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for increasing member engagement at an online social network. In one example, a method includes receiving user input that includes an incomplete sequence of terms, retrieving two or more suggestions to expand the sequence of terms, converting, for each of the suggestions, the sequence of terms to a respective sequence of segments using the suggestion, scoring the suggestions according to a frequency of how the sequence of segments are found in a corpus of segments, and recommending a highest scoring suggestion to complete the sequence of terms..
Linkedln Corporation

Recommending courses for an electronic presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system detects that an electronic presentation is being presented on a display device of a viewer, determines skills that are being discussed in the electronic presentation, and determines electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Ranking courses for a presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the target section and uses an inverted index of skills-to-course mappings to determine, for each such course, a relevance score that reflects how useful the course is for imparting a skill discussed in the target section.
Linkedin Corporation

Presenting a profile card relevant to a member of a social network

Techniques for presenting a profile card personalized to a member of a social network are described. A first viewer profile can be selected, using member data, from a list of profiles of viewers having viewed a first member profile of a first member, the member data having profile attributes associated with each profile.
Linkedin Corporation

Using potential interactions to improve subsequent social network activity

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of features associated with two members of a social network, wherein the features comprise a member feature and an activity feature.
Linkedin Corporation

Skills detector system

A skills detector system is provided with an on-line social network system. The skills detector system is configured to determine which skills are referenced in an electronic presentation and generate respective importance scores of the determined skills as related to the presentation.
Linkedln Corporation

Video keyframes display on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query from a user for videos; identifying videos matching the query; retrieving, for each identified video, a set of keyframes that are associated with one or more concepts; calculating, for each keyframe of each identified video, a keyframe-score based on a prevalence of the concepts associated with the keyframe, determined with reference to the concepts associated with each other keyframe in the set of retrieved keyframes for the identified video; and sending, to the first user, a search-results interface including search results corresponding to one or more of the identified videos, each search result comprising keyframes for the corresponding identified video having keyframe-scores greater than a threshold keyframe-score.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Determining user access to groups generated in a closed online system based on categories determined for the groups

An online system provides a social networking environment for a set of users, such as members of an organization. The online system allows generation of groups of users within the set to allow users to more easily communicate content with other users.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for presenting event notifications in a social media environment

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and system for providing notification of events. Specifically, embodiments disclosed herein describe a method and system for generating dynamic messages based on events and transmitting the dynamic messages to various users over a social networking platform.
Onyx Websites Llc

Modular inbox and generation of content modules

Exemplary embodiments relate to improvements in the design of a messaging inbox. The inbox may display different units or “modules” for providing a user with quick access to different inbox functionalities.
Facebook, Inc.

Updateable electronic digital assets will or trust method and systems with real time access for updated designated will or trust elements

A method and systems that provide for a updateable electronic digital assets will or trust that has all the standard features of a digital assets will or trust and allows a user to “real time” access said updateable electronic digital assets will or trust to update specific elements designated for update through online access or through phone applications or other electronic applications access. Said specific elements include: designating and/or giving power of attorney to an agent and/or executor of each device, email account, social networking account, online banking/financial account, online media account, and other digital accounts; updating information specific to each account such as account name/number, user name, password, pins, beneficiaries; instructions as to specifics of the account and instructions as to how the assets should be handled; and/or include any other said updateable electronic digital assets will or trust specific elements identified for “real time” access and/or update capability.

Method and system for providing a social network for creating, sharing and accessing content based upon location and mobility-related profiles of users

A method for providing a social network system includes providing a plurality of engagable mobility profile options for a user for continuous engagement of one or more of the mobility profiles in real-time; receiving a current mobility profile option selection of a user, wherein use of the system by a user is conditional upon the user having one or more concurrent mobility profile option selection(s); and allowing a user to create content. The content may be created with a user selected restriction upon the ability of other users to access the content based upon the current mobility profile option selection or selections of the other users..
Gloriam Technologies Pty Ltd.

Social network initiated listings

social network initiated listings can be implemented by using keyword extraction of a social network post containing a sell code. The extracted keywords can be categorized using a machine based categorization system.

Tracking feeds in a social network

A system and method for tracking feeds in a social network is disclosed. The system includes a feed module and a personalization module.
Google Llc

Enhancing search results with social networking data

A method of enhancing search results pertaining to an item with information about the item from a social network is disclosed. It is detected that a user is searching for information about the item in a context outside of a social networking context.
Ebay Inc.

Osn/pcs collaboration mechanism integration

An example method facilitates collaborative participation in a process-based software application. The example method includes employing a process cloud integrated with a social network and document cloud to enable social network conversation-based collaboration during running of processes of the process-based software application.
Oracle International Corporation

Systems and methods for content engagement

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain data describing at least one content item from a social networking system. A customized set of reaction options to be provided with the content item can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Automatic friend connection within a social network

A computer-implemented method for recommending a friend for a network utilizing a host site. The method includes obtaining, using a processor system, a first audio recording from a first user device associated with a first member having a first member profile affiliated with the host site and a second audio recording from a second user device associated with a second member having a second member profile affiliated with the host site.
International Business Machines Corporation

Contact list availability prioritization

A method for contact list prioritization according to predicted reachability includes loading a contact list of contacts and retrieving a reachability value for each corresponding contact in the contact list that has been computed for each corresponding contact according to usage data of each corresponding contact for an associated mobile telephone. Thereafter, contacts in the contact list that are determined to be most reachable according to a corresponding reachability value are displayed first.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social signature

The disclosure is directed to determining a social signature of a user of an application, e.g., a social networking application. The social signature can be a representation of social properties of a person, and can be determined based on various factors, e.g., user profile of the user and friends of the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for identifying user information in social network

A method for identifying user information includes obtaining a first user identifier of a user in a social network; obtaining identity authentication information corresponding to the first user identifier; determining whether the identity authentication information is associated with a second user identifier; and storing, when the identity authentication information is associated with the second user identifier, an association relationship between the first user identifier and the second user identifier.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method and system for on demand fabrication of social network messages

A method and system for on demand fabrication of social network marketing messages is disclosed. The method and system includes a computational device having one or more libraries containing a plurality of messages and a plurality of images, categorized according to topic.
Making Degraide Technology, Llc

Uses of location tracking in mobile devices

In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for operating a client application program on a mobile device includes: determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, that a player has participated in activities in a wagering game establishment; determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, information about the activities in the wagering game establishment; and transmitting, by the client application to a social network, an electronic message to post on the social network information indicating the player activities in the wagering game establishment.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Implementations of various methods to create economic incentives to directly link users of a social network or social network reality game to actual projects and people within a charity or developing world area

Implementations of various systems and methods for using a social network, a game engine network and a network to provide users of the networks the ability to integrate their everyday personal and business transactions with charity projects and people globally. Users of the methods on the network will use a reality based game strategy and structure through the use of reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies to integrate and link their everyday tasks of personal and business transactions to charity network projects and users in an invention that formerly did not exist.

Spatio-temporal diffusion based risk assessment

A graph is constructing using a user node of a user and a set of connection nodes corresponding to connections in a social network of the user. The graph is overlaid on a risk map, which is a mapping of a geo-social risk characteristic of a geographical area.
International Business Machines Corporation

Software recommendation services for targeted user groups

Computer-implemented methods and systems are provided for recommending one or more applications to users connected to one or more social networks. The computer-implemented method may include determining frequency of interaction between the users connected to the one or more social networks, analyzing behavioral patterns of the users connected to the one or more social networks, the behavioral patterns derived by considering at least the frequency of interaction between the users, and enabling at least one service provider to recommend one or more applications to one or more of the users based on the monitored behavioral patterns..
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and system for publication of social network marketing content based on schedule and priority

A method and system for publishing social network content is disclosed. The method and system includes a computational device including a number of modules to effectuate timely publishing of social media content.
Making Degraide Technology, Llc

Shared per content provider prediction models

An online system, such as a social networking system, generates shared models for one or more clusters of categories. A shared model for a cluster is common to the categories assigned to the cluster.
Facebook, Inc.

Automated image cropping and sharing

Technologies for automated cropping and sharing of images include an imaging device configured to capture a digital image, recognize one or more subjects represented in the image, determine the social network groups associated with the subjects of the digital image, and crop the digital image to generate one or more sub-images. Each of the sub-images includes subjects associated with a particular social network group.
Intel Corporation

Providing social network content in games

An apparatus and method for providing social network content in an online game is disclosed herein. Content is obtained from a social network site and is displayed within the game.
Zynga Inc.

Software platform configured to provide analytics and recommendations

Methods and systems provide a software platform configured to provide analytics and recommendations. The software platform provides a software application that targets functional fitness with features that motivate and attract athletes for long-term use.
Fittech Software Llc

Method for linking people with similar interest in an athletic activity and related interactive social networking platform

An interactive social networking platform which can be used by a plurality of users comprises an interactive servo unit, and a database unit. The interactive servo unit includes an athletic activity linking module to offer the users to create at least one athletic activity in the interactive servo unit.

Method and system for incentivizing users to make purchases

In a method and system for incentivizing a user to make a purchase, social relationship data for a user of an online social network is identified, and an offer is provided to the user to purchase an item at a promotional price if an acceptance of the offer by the user satisfies a timing condition with respect to the other users purchasing the item. In response to receiving an acceptance of the offer, whether the acceptance of the offer by the user satisfies the timing condition with respect to the other users purchasing the item is determined.
Google Inc.

Methods and systems for identifying same users across multiple social networks

The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for identifying a target profile of a source user on a target social network, based on a corresponding source profile at a source social network. The method includes extracting one or more matching profiles from the target social network, based on one or more static profile features of the source profile, determining one or more dynamic profile features of the source profile and each matching profile, based on real-time user activities on the source and target social networks, and identifying the target profile from the one or more matching profiles, based on a comparison of the one or more dynamic profile features of the source profile with corresponding one or more features of the one or more matching profiles..
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Categorizing objects for queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted by the user; identifying a set of objects matching the query; calculating, for each identified object, a plurality of category-scores corresponding to a plurality of categories, respectively, wherein each category-score is calculated based on a plurality of sub-scores corresponding to a plurality of scoring axes; categorizing each identified object into a category of the plurality of categories based on the category-scores for the identified object; and sending, to the client system in response to the query, one or more search results corresponding to one or more of the categorized objects for display, each search result referencing the respective categorized object, wherein the one or more categorized objects of the search results comprises objects categorized into one or more selected categories.. .
Facebook, Inc.

System and backing up social network data

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for backing up user data from a social network account. An exemplary general method includes the steps of obtaining access to a user account on a social network, by a social network application; determining, by the social network application, one or more restrictions on external requests for data imposed by the social network; generating, by a backup agent in communication with the social network application, an algorithm for requesting data from the user account based upon the one or more restrictions on external requests for data; requesting user data from the user account, by the social network application, using the algorithm; receiving the user data from the user account, by the social network application; transmitting the received user data from the social network application to the backup agent; and archiving the received user data, by the backup agent..
Acronis International Gmbh

Social networking application for real-time selection and sorting of photo and video content

Systems and methods of the present disclosure include a virtual wall having a plurality of media, as referred to as entries or media items. The system lays out the entries horizontally and vertically in the virtual wall.
Piqpiq, Inc.

Providing location-based messages using social network information

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing location-based messages using social network information. In some implementations, data received from a user device includes identifying data for a wireless transmitter detected by the user device.
Peppypub Inc.

Dynamic filtering of posted content

Systems and methods for dynamic filtering of content posted to a social network are disclosed. In aspects, a method of the system includes generating, by a computing device, a user profile list for a user of a social network, the user profile list including data regarding the user's preferences with respect to undesirable content; monitoring, by the computing device, a content post on the social network to determine if the content post includes the undesirable content, the content post being displayed to the user through a social network interface; determining, by the computing device, that the content post includes the undesirable content; and effecting a change in the display of the content post in accordance with one or more predetermined display rules based on the determining that the content post includes the undesirable content..
International Business Machines Corporation

Controlling access to data originating from a third party website

Embodiments of a system and method for controlling access to personal information are generally described herein. In an example, a method may include receiving, at an internal server, data including personal information from a third party website, the personal information including a member identification to a social networking service, adding a time to live envelope to the data, receiving a request for the data, determining whether the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, in response to determining that the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, releasing the data according to the request, and aggregating the data with other information..
Linkedin Corporation

System configurations for data stream accessibility

Obtaining information may be increasingly more challenging in modern times. The systems described herein enable a user to have access to one or more data streams.
Paypal, Inc.

Peer registration and relationship fulfillment system and method thereof

A method and a system to allow peers to register with and establish ownership of identities, such as email addresses, social network identities, phone numbers, etc., that they are recognized by in the real world, and then have these be utilized for the purpose of being targeted for relationship establishment. Correspondingly, the peer uses identities of other peers to seek relationships with these peers, who too have registered and established ownership of their identities.

Intelligently splitting text in messages posted on social media website to be more readable and understandable for user

A method, system and computer program product for improving readability and understandability in messages posted on a social media website. The messages posted on a social media website, such as the user's social networking feed, are scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation

Quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system

The present invention discloses a quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system, comprising an internet platform, a registration and login module, an information storage module, an information modification module, an opinion feedback module, a system function module, and a background management module. According to the social network system provided in the present invention, a kinship network is established based on an internet platform, and a kinship architectural diagram is constructed.
Hunan Kaopu Technology Incorporated Company

Social network users' interactions by splitting posts in a thread into a new thread

A method, system and computer program product for improving social network users' interactions. The content of posts in a thread is analyzed so as to group the posts by topic.
International Business Machines Corporation

Context-based messaging system

Socially provided context-based messaging can include receiving a message content in a messaging system from a user, wherein the content includes objects; matching one or more objects of the message content to socially provided context information, which the socially provided context information is information relevant to an object obtained from a social network to which the user belongs; and displaying the socially provided context information with the message content for a recipient user to receive.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Social networking relationships processing method, system, and storage medium

A social networking relationships processing method includes: accessing a first forward-relationships set corresponding to a user identification of a first user in multiple data centers; obtaining an inverted-reverse-relationships set corresponding to the user identification of the first user; determining whether a difference between the first forward-relationships set of the first user and the inverted-reverse-relationship set corresponding to the user identification exists; in response to determining that the difference between the forward-relationships set and the inverted-reverse-relationships set exits, identifying a second user that causes the difference; respectively accessing first relationship information of the first user and second relationship information of the second user stored in associated data centers; and updating at least one of the first forward-relationships set of the first user or a second reverse-relationships set of the second user according to the relationship information of the first user and the second user from the associated data centers.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Systems and methods for pacing page recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a plurality of candidate entities for recommendation to a user of a social networking system based on candidate criteria. A recommendation pace rating is determined for each of the plurality of candidate entities based on historical recommendation data.
Facebook, Inc.

Audience expansion for online social network content

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which may be used in conjunction with a campaign for distributing content to users of the social network. Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a number of advantages over conventional systems for content distribution, including a simplified targeting process and increased reach (i.e.
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing companies for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize company keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for information exchange mechanisms for powered cards and devices

A card, or other device (e.g., a mobile telephonic device), may provide transaction, feature information, and/or any other type of information to a merchant terminal based upon check-in options that may be selected by the user on the card. A routing server may receive transaction information, feature information, merchant related information, cardholder information and/or any other type of information and provide the information to networked entities.
Dynamics Inc.

Online and offline systems for job applicant assessment

A system and method includes obtaining, from a database, member characteristics of a member of an online social networking system, obtaining, from the database, job characteristics of a job posted to the online social networking system, and determining, characteristic scores including, for each member characteristic, a characteristic score based on a relationship between the member characteristic and an associated one of the job characteristics. A processor combines the characteristic scores to obtain an aggregate job score, combines a subset of the characteristic scores to obtain a category score, obtains, from the database, aggregate job scores and category scores associated with the job from other members of the online social networking system, and determines an aggregate rank of the aggregate job score in relation to the aggregate job scores and a category rank of the category score in relation to the category scores..
Linkedin Corporation

Multi-variable assessment systems and methods that evaluate and predict entrepreneurial behavior

Multi-variable assessment systems and methods that evaluate and predict entrepreneurial behavior are provided herein. Methods include obtaining entrepreneur data related to personal skills data, business history data, and social network data for the entrepreneur across a plurality of network modalities, the plurality of network modalities including social networks, phone records, and message records, determining business event information for business events identified between the entrepreneur and contacts of the entrepreneur found in the entrepreneur data, and performing a dynamic measurement of engagement between the entrepreneur and the contacts by looking for contacts between the entrepreneur and the contacts that cross the plurality of network modalities, wherein the dynamic measurement includes an entrepreneur score for the entrepreneur.
Kountable, Inc.

Per-article personalized models for recommending content email digests with personalized candidate article pools

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a personalized article engine that generates respective prediction models for each article in a plurality of candidate articles in a social network system. The personalized.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for recommending pages

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate layered training data for determining embeddings for entities that are accessible through the social networking system, wherein the layered training data includes layers of data that are organized by a hierarchy, and wherein each layer of data corresponds to entities of a same type. A respective embedding for each entity in a set of entities can be determined, wherein the embeddings are trained iteratively using each layer of data in the layered training data.
Facebook, Inc.

Intelligent candidate generation for large-scale link recommendation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a candidate engine. The candidate engine generates a key(s) based on respective shared attributes between first profile data of a first member account and second profile data of a second member account in a social network service, the candidate engine assembles, according to encoded rules of a prediction model, feature vector data for each key.
Linkedln Corporation

Per-article personalized model feature transmormation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a fast ranker engine that identifies global model features present in an article in a social network service. The fast ranker engine assembles respective fixed vectors based on at least one member account feature and each coefficient that corresponds to a present global article feature of the global model.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for recommending content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a respective latent representation for each entity in a set of entities that are accessible through the social networking system, wherein a latent representation for an entity is determined based at least in part on a topic model associated with the entity, each latent representation for an entity having a lower dimensionality than a topic model of the entity. One or more candidate entities that are related to a first entity can be determined based at least in part on the respective latent representations for the candidate entities and the first entity.
Facebook, Inc.

System and identity and reputation score based on transaction history

Techniques for electronic signature process management are described. Some embodiments provide an electronic signature service (“ess”) configured to manage electronic identity cards.
Docusign, Inc.

User status update suggestions

In one embodiment, a method includes, for each of several first users of an online social network, accessing a social graph maintained by an online social-networking system, the social graph comprising nodes and edges. The method further includes generating a suggestion to post a user status update comprising content related to an event.
Facebook, Inc.

Prioritizing locations for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize location keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedin Corporation

Measuring member value in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a count of actions associated with a member of a social network, wherein the count comprises a set of action types and a number of actions associated with the member for each of the action types.
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing keywords for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing people search results

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize people search results based on respective priority scores of the associated keywords used as search terms.
Linkedln Corporation

Confusion reduction in an online social network

Confusion reduction in an online social network. A method identifies elements in social media message content, determines, based on the identified elements, a plurality of candidate audiences to which the social media message content is potentially targeted, indicates, to a user, the plurality of candidate audiences and suggested additional elements to apply to the social media message content to tailor the social media message content to a target audience of the plurality of candidate audiences, and modifies the social media message content with one or more additional elements of the suggested additional elements, the modifying adding the one or more additional elements to the social media message content and targeting the social media message content to the target audience..
International Business Machines Corporation

Customized keyword query suggestions on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing multiple posts of an online social network, each post being associated with a first entity of the online social network. The method also includes generating multiple candidate keywords by extracting one or more n-grams from content of the accessed posts and calculating a rank for each candidate keyword.
Facebook, Inc.

Classifying search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query inputted by a first user, wherein the search query comprises one or more n-grams; calculating a needle-confidence score for the search query that is calculated by a needle-intent classifier based on at least the n-grams of the search query and a language model analysis of the n-grams, and wherein the needle-confidence score represents a probability that the search query was intended as a needle search; classifying the search query as a needle search if the calculated needle-confidence score is above a threshold confidence score; and generating a plurality of search-result modules, each search-result module comprising one or more search results matching the search query, wherein one of the search-result modules is a social module, and wherein the number of search results in the social module is based on the classification of the search query as a needle search.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Structured data in a business networking feed

Disclosed are database systems, methods, systems, and computer program products for providing tabular data in a social network feed. In some implementations, a server of a database system stores, in a database, social network feed data comprising a plurality of feed items as data objects.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

End-to-end caching of secure content via trusted elements

The present disclosure relates to caching content at a device in a group of co-located devices whose owners share social network connections. In one embodiment, a method generally includes electing the device as a leader device based, at least in part, on shared social network connections associated with owners of each device in the group.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for presenting user interaction information

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of information presentation rules, and receive a user interaction with a social network content post. User interaction information is displayed on a user interface for a current user based on the user interaction and the set of information presentation rules..
Facebook, Inc.

Virtual reality system including social graph

The disclosure includes a system and method for receiving viewing data that describes a location of a first user's gaze while viewing virtual reality content. The method also determining an object of interest in the virtual reality content based on the location of the first user's gaze.
Jaunt Inc.

Power management of mobile clients using location-based services

In one embodiment, a mobile-client system may store location history data during a first time period in its memory, where the location history data comprises a plurality of geographic locations during the first time period and one or more time stamps corresponding to each of the geographic locations. The mobile-client system may detect whether it has a current network connection to an online social network.
Facebook, Inc.

Guest management in an online multi-player virtual reality game

A guest management method and system for an online multi-player virtual reality environment or social networking site. A network interface receives guest access requests from guest clients and input data from a plurality of remotely-located clients.

Dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems

The dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems (“dpo”) transform requests for on-demand and flexible monetization and related services via dpo components into currency transfers, purchase receipt notifications, social networking communications and transaction analytics reports. In some embodiments, the dpo obtains a user product purchase request for a user engaged in an online experience at a point of sale device.
Playspan Inc.

Implicit contacts in an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, a request for a user-list including one or more second users of the online social network. The method includes calculating, for each of the second users, a contact-score between the first user and the second user based on social interactions and non-social interactions between the users.
Facebook, Inc.

Availability-based video presentation management

Disclosed aspects relate to availability-based video presentation management using a social networking environment. A user request for a provision of a set of contents is received from a user of the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods to present messages in location-based social networking communities

Systems and methods to let users connect authentically with new people anywhere nearby in homes, offices, classrooms, dorms, bars, etc., where the users can be who they really are, and also say what they want without fear, using periodic anonymized posting of expiring content from an otherwise attributed user profile. Users put out a broadcast message and get back personal communications.
Erodr, Inc.

Automated connection of electronic messaging and social networking services method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between electronic mail services and other services, such as social networking service and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems.
Yahoo! Inc.

Proximity-based communication

Approaches presented herein enable determining whether to allow a communication to a recipient using a communication device based on one or more classifications of nearby individuals. Specifically, location awareness technology is leveraged to identify individuals near an intended recipient of a communication.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social networking with assistive technology device

An approach is provided that assists visually impaired users. The approach analyzes a document that is being utilized by the visually impaired user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Illuminated signal device and speed detector for audio/video recording and communication devices

Illuminated signal devices and speed detectors for audio/video (a/v) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an illuminated signal device for providing a warning message of a passing vehicle is provided, the device comprising a speed detecting module, a communication module, and a processing module operatively connected to the speed detecting module and the communication module, the processing module comprising a processor, and a speed detecting application, wherein the speed detecting application configures the processor to detect motion of the passing vehicle using the speed detecting module, obtain speed data of the passing vehicle using the speed detecting module, and transmit the obtained speed data to a backend server, using the communication module, for providing the warning message of the passing vehicle to at least one social network..
Bot Home Automation, Inc.

Methods and systems for social network based content recommendations

Systems and methods are presented for generating recommendations using multi-level social network analysis of user behavior. In some embodiments, the system receives a set of user interactions, from a plurality of users, performed on a set of data objects; generates a set of associations between the set of data objects; and identifies a set of data object clusters indicative of the set of associations.
Ebay Inc.

Adaptable relevance techniques for social activity streams

A social networking activity reporting system (“snars”) and techniques are used for notifying a user of a client-side electronic device about updates (“activity items,” or “ais”) from the user's social network. A relevance formula, which includes at least one time-dependent portion and at least one time-independent portion, is used to calculate a relevance score for an ai.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

App social network of linket and deep link users

A registry stores data about linkets. A linket has data about users who use it to interact with the linket owner via an app or bot.

Title extraction using natural language processing

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting a title for a post of a social network. A method includes operations for identifying a word weight for each word in a corpus based on the relevance of each word, receiving a document that includes several sentences, and assigning to each word in the sentences a tag indicative of a part of speech.
Linkedln Corporation

Presenting interactions with content on a social networking system in real time through icons

Interactions with content on a social networking system are presented in real time using icons. Content items are presented to users of the social networking system by the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Method, server and terminal for information interaction

It is provided a method performed at a terminal for information interaction including the following steps: detecting current position and direction information of the terminal when the terminal shoots a scene image; determining an information search range of the terminal according to an image capture ability of the terminal; sending the current position and direction information and the information search range of the terminal to a server, wherein the server is configured to return, among a plurality of social information items published by one or more terminals on a social network platform, an information collection within the information search range and satisfying the position and direction information of the terminal; obtaining the scene image using the terminal; and displaying the information collection returned by the server along with the scene image.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Avatar-based communications launching system

In one embodiment, a social networking system automatically establish a connection to a target user by selecting an avatar representing the target user, and establishing a connection by a communication channel based on current context and one or more rules configured by the target user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Geo-locating individuals based on a derived social network

Techniques for determining a location of a user based on locations of other users. First user location information and second user location information is received.
Axon Vibe Ag

Intelligently splitting text in messages posted on social media website to be more readable and understandable for user

A method, system and computer program product for improving readability and understandability in messages posted on a social media website. The messages posted on a social media website, such as the user's social networking feed, are scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation

Presenting contacts to a social networking system user based on user interactions with additional users and with groups

A social networking system selects a set of contacts for presentation to a user of the social networking system. A contact is an additional user or a group of users maintained by the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for digital video journaling

The invention includes systems and methods of digital video journaling for promoting more meaningful interactions on online social networks. By introducing elements of offline communication including body language, eye contact, and voice tone and inflection, into online communications, the digital journaling platform provides a new social network communication experience.
Jurni Inc.

Social message promotion enhancement

An approach is provided for promoting user-generated content in a social network message list. An intent of a first user of a social networking service to perform an action related to goals of an advertising campaign is identified.
International Business Machines Corporation

Leveraging hashtags to dynamically scope a target audience for a social network message

A method for identifying a plurality of recipients of a social media correspondence is provided. The method may include receiving a correspondence from a user on a social media network that utilizes a hashtag.
International Business Machines Corporation

Real-time alerting system

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a sales lead engine that links external data to social network data from a social network service. The sales lead engine determines the external data and the social network data satisfy a sales lead criterion.
Linkedin Corporation

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system selects a set of (connected profile, job posting) pairs for presentation to a member of the on-line social network system who is an employee of a particular target organization, based on each pair's respective presentation score.
Linkedin Corporation

Precise real time marketing of a product

An approach is provided for marketing a product in real time. A presence of a social contact in a physical store is determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and mobile social networking within a target area

A system and method for mobile social networking within a target area are provided. The method provides for mobile social networking.
Capital One Financial Corporation

Dynamic enforcement of privacy settings by a social networking system on information shared with an external system

An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system.
Facebook, Inc.

Computerized methods for location-based social networking

The disclosure concerns a method for location-based social networking, wherein, by way of a software program, a first actor within a social network is electronically invited by a second actor within the social network to unlock and access a media file being stored on an internet server; the media file being associated with a geographical position defined by the second actor. The media file is locked and inaccessible to the first actor unless the first actor is located within a pre-defined proximity of the geographical position associated with the media file.

Photo check-in method, apparatus, and system

Method and device of sharing photos includes: receiving, from a mobile device, a first location of a first photo, a second location of a second photo, and a current location of the mobile device; sending, to the mobile device, a plurality of points of interest selected in accordance with their proximity to the first location, the second location, and the current location, respectively; receiving a first check-in location for the first photo and a second check-in location for the second photo selected from the plurality of points of interest; determining a granularity level at which an encompassing location comprises the first check-in location corresponding to the first photo and the second check-in location corresponding to the second photo; determining the encompassing location; and causing the encompassing location to be shared among users of the social network platform in association with the first photo and the second photo.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Transformation of a content file into a content-centric social network

A method and a file networking system (fns) transform a content file into a content-centric social network with managed connectivity and indexable touchpoints. The fns injects a tracking code with widgets for user activities into each portable copy of the content file when user devices request access to the content file before distributing the portable copies to the user devices through a network.
Tnq Books And Journals Private Limited

Social network image filtering

Technical solutions are described automatically filtering user images being uploaded to a social network. An example computer-implemented method includes detecting an image file, which contains an image of a user, being uploaded to the social network server.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for directing messages based on social data

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a request to send a message from a sender to a recipient. It can be determined that the sender and the recipient have at least a specified number of degrees of separation within a social network.
Facebook, Inc.

Color name generation from images and color palettes

Systems and methods are provided for generating color names for colors corresponding to images and/or palettes. A color image is obtained, and one or more color palettes corresponding to the color image are identified.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Dynamic status update for offline user

One embodiment provides a method including: utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: obtaining a user's status update posted on a social networking site; analyzing the status update to obtain at least one element of travel information of a travel plan included within the status update, wherein the travel information comprises the elements of: a starting location, an ending location, and a mode of transportation; predicting elements missing from the travel information, the missing elements comprising travel information not included in the status update, wherein the predicting comprises analyzing a secondary information source for the missing elements and wherein the predicting comprises assigning a confidence score to the prediction; and providing a dynamic travel update identifying travel progress of the user, compared to the travel plan based upon the obtained at least one element and the predicted missing elements, wherein the dynamic travel update comprises the obtained at least one element and a predicted missing element having a highest confidence score. Other aspects are described and claimed..
International Business Machines Corporation

Social network data processing and profiling

A social network data processing and profiling system generates a customer profile from customer attributes and information regarding the customer's social network profiles on a plurality of virtual social networks. The social network data regarding the customer is received from the plurality of virtual social networks.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Central trusted electronic commerce platform that leverages social media services

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for integrating e-commerce capabilities with social media services using a central trusted service are disclosed. A client application executable on a client device interacts with a central trusted e-commerce/social media service executing on one or more servers.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and sharing content on third-party mobile applications

Methods and systems are provided for allowing users to recommend advertisements displayed in a third-party application running on a user device while not granting the third-party application privileges to send such recommendations on behalf of the user. A social network application installed on the user device, and separate from the third-party application, acts as a proxy for advertisement recommendation requests (e.g., indications that a user wishes to recommend an advertisement displayed), and a user is required to confirm all such recommendation actions.
Google Llc

System and improving marketing services in a social networking environment

A system and method for improving marketing services in a social networking environment are provided. A processor creates and stores data record sections from input data, each having associated metadata associating them with at least one community and at least one associated data record section.

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system accesses a member profile representing an employee of a certain company.
Linkedin Corporation

Method and system for analysis of user data based on social network connections

A method for analyzing user data based on social network connections includes: storing a plurality of association profiles, each profile including a name, demographic labels, and, for each demographic label, an associated demographic value; receiving user data related to a user of a social network including a provided name for a plurality of connected users; identifying, for each provided name, a related association profile where the included name corresponds to the respective provided name; aggregating, for each demographic label, the associated demographic value included in each of the identified related association profiles to obtain, for each demographic label, demographic metrics; and storing, in the user database, a user profile, that includes each demographic label and associated one or more demographic metrics.. .
Mogimo, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing feed preference surveys in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to select a first content item and a second content item to display to each user of a plurality of users in pairwise comparison in a survey associated with a content feed of the user. A selection by each user of the plurality of users of one of the first content item and the second content item can be obtained via a user interface.
Facebook, Inc.

Client-side caching of search keywords for online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a text query inputted by a first user of an online social network, the text query including one or more n-grams. The method also includes identifying a first set of candidate keywords from multiple keywords stored on a local cache of a client system, each keyword being extracted from a source of multiple sources associated with the online social network, where each candidate keyword in the first set matches one or more n-grams of the text query and calculating a rank for each of the identified candidate keywords based at least in part on the source associated with the candidate keyword.
Facebook, Inc.

Suggesting filters for search on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query from a client system of a first user; parsing the search query into n-grams, and calculating confidence-scores for entities in a set of query-analysis-entities based on the n-grams, each confidence-score representing a probability that one or more of the n-grams are intended to reference a respective entity; determining a set of search results matching the search query, and calculating entity-frequencies corresponding to entities in a set of results-analysis-entities based on a histogram analysis of the set of search results; calculating a filter-score entities in a set of prospective-entities, which includes entities from the set of query-analysis-entities and the set of results-analysis-entities, based on the respective confidence-score and entity-frequency; and sending, to the client system, suggested filters corresponding to entities having a filter-score greater than a threshold filter-score, the suggested filters being selectable to modify the set of search results.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Collaboration system to share tailored information with social networks

Techniques are disclosed for distributing online content (e.g., news articles, blog posts, and the like) to a social media provider at a point in time determined based on topic maturity. One or more metrics are obtained from each of a plurality of social media providers.
International Business Machines Corporation

Shareability score

System and methods for generating a shareability score in accordance with some example embodiments are disclosed. A social networking system receives a request to generate a shareability score for a list of content items for an organization.
Linkedin Corporation

Individual data sharing across a social network

Facial image data of an individual is collected of the individual to provide mental state data using a first web-enabled computing device. The mental state data is analyzed to produce mental state information using a second web-enabled computing device.
Affectiva, Inc.

Media echoing and social networking device and method

A method and apparatus for echoing media via a mobile device are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the method can include displaying automatically to a user, on the mobile device, a list of one or more respective identifiers of one or more other users experiencing respective media within a selectable geographic area.

Travel recommendations 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 accessing a travel-recommendation interface, receive an indication of a first geographic location, and identify one or more second geographic locations within a threshold distance from the first geographic location, the one or more second geographic locations being determined based on a travel-recommendation model associated with the first user. The social-networking system may generate one or more travel recommendations comprising at least one of the identified one or more second geographic locations, and send, to the client system of the first user, instructions for presenting the travel-recommendation interface, wherein the travel-recommendation interface comprises a map labeling one or more of the second geographic locations representing the travel recommendations..
Facebook, Inc.

Identifying members that increase engagement

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for identifying members that increase engagement at an online social network. In one example, a method includes retrieving network connectivity and member interaction data for members of an online social networking service that includes a plurality of explicit social networks, building statistical correlations between properties of the respective explicit social networks and interactions between members of the respective explicit social networks, and ranking a set of potential new members for one of the explicit social networks according to the statistical correlations and a statistical likelihood that the new members will increase member interactions with the explicit social network..
Linkedln Corporation

Posting the same response for duplicated content

A first instance of a response, generated by a user, posted in a first social networking service can be detected. The first instance of the response can respond to a first instance of content shared with the user in the first social networking service.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social network account assisted service registration

Examples involve a control device using a social networking service to facilitate registration of a streaming media service with a media playback system. An example implementation receives (i) data indicating login credentials for a given account of a social networking service, and (ii) input data to configure streaming media services with a media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.

Selecting applications for message handling

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for selecting an application to handle a message. In one example, a method includes receiving a first message from a first member of an online social networking service using a first computing device, the first message addressed to a second member of the online social networking service, determining which application the first member used to generate the first message, receiving a second message from the second member, the second message being a reply message to the first message, and transmitting the second message to the first computing device that includes an instruction that the determined application is to handle the second message..
Linkedin Corporation

Resource management of social network applications

Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for benchmarking web browser performance

The disclosure is directed to a benchmarking system for measuring performance of a client-side application, e.g., a web browser, in processing an application, e.g., rendering a web page of a social networking application. The benchmarking process is executed in multiple modes, e.g., a record mode and a replay mode.
Facebook, Inc.

Applying user-specified permissions to distribution of content items to social networking system users

A social networking system user identifies one or more social networking system users authorized to present content items to the user via the social networking system (“authorized users”). When an additional user requests presentation of a content item to the user, the social networking system determines if the additional user is an authorized user.
Facebook, Inc.

Event notification

A method, and associated computer system and computer program product, for notifying users of events. A notification server that includes a computer receives a notification rule.
International Business Machines Corporation





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