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new patent Mobile device with applications that use a common place card to display data relating to a location
Some embodiments provide a mobile computing device that includes a number of applications having a common display area to display data relating to a location. In some embodiments, the common display area is a unified display area to display different types of data.
Apple Inc.


new patent Generating viewer affinity score in an on-line social network
A relevance model is used to process an inventory of updates for a member of an on-line social network in order to select a subset of updates for presentation to the member. One of the features used as input to the relevance model is viewer affinity.
Linkedin Corporation


new patent Deep linking to media-player devices
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an interface of a client system of a user of an online social network, a user input selecting a deep link. The deep link may include instructions for accessing a media-content item via a media-player device.
Facebook, Inc.


new patent Techniques for managing groups on a mobile platform
Techniques for managing groups on a mobile platform, comprising a mobile groups application. The mobile groups application including a groups management component to manage at least one group for a corresponding social networking application of a social networking system; and a groups rendering component to render a groups user interface (ui) view comprising at least one selectable group user interface element representative of the at least one group, the at least one selectable group ui element comprising a first selectable group ui element, wherein the first selectable group ui element is representative of a first group of the at least one group and the first group comprises at least one group member..
Facebook, Inc.


new patent Content notification on online social networks for media-player devices
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a first client system of a first user of the online social network, an indication that a media-player device is proximate to the first client system. Content information associated with media-content items may be accessed.
Facebook, Inc.


new patent System and cryptographically provable zero knowledge social networking
A social networking system, computer program product, and methods with a personal avatar executing on a first server node and a zero knowledge arbiter executing on a second server node in a network of the social networking system. The personal avatar communicates social networking system messages in a communication session using a zero knowledge protocol with the zero knowledge arbiter executing on the second server node operating in zero knowledge and using zero knowledge verifiable computing to enforce usage conditions on social networking system messages communicated in a communication session with the zero knowledge arbiter.
International Business Machines Corporation


new patent Crowd-sourced technique for pitch track generation
Digital signal processing and machine learning techniques can be employed in a vocal capture and performance social network to computationally generate vocal pitch tracks from a collection of vocal performances captured against a common temporal baseline such as a backing track or an original performance by a popularizing artist. In this way, crowd-sourced pitch tracks may be generated and distributed for use in subsequent karaoke-style vocal audio captures or other applications.
Smule, Inc.


new patent System and applying predictive social scoring to perform focused risk assessment
A system and method for determining a risk score for a target subject using social media is provided. A potential subject is identified and publicly available online content relating to the subject, such as information from social networking websites, blogs, and other social media, is collected and verified.

new patent Information spread in social networks through scheduling seeding methods
A method for information spread in one or more social networks, the method may include receiving or generating social network information that represents members of the one or more social networks and links between the members; repeating, for each point in time out of multiple points in time, the steps of: determining, in response to budget constraints and current statuses of the members, and the current influence vectors of the members social circle, at least one target member that is non-infected during the point of time and should be infected before the next point in time, to provide an increase in the final number of infected members; wherein the statuses of the members comprises (i) infected and infectious, (ii) non-infected and (iii) infected and non-infectious; and sending, at a cost, the information to the at least one target member, before the next point in time.. .
Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.


new patent Event detection and management system
Systems and methods for management of data files using a plurality of interconnected operations associated with a plurality of roles are provided. A method involves receiving, from a user terminal, a request to access a portion of the plurality of interconnected operations corresponding to one of the plurality of roles, obtaining a human representation of the portion, and transmitting the human representation to the user terminal for display thereon.

new patent

Landmark recommendation method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium integrated with life behavior analysis and social network

A landmark recommendation method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium integrated with life behavior analysis and social network. The aforementioned method analyzes device time information and device location information of a user device operated by a user so as to provide life behavior information related to the user, analyzes the life behavior information so as to provide a user preference value, weights a plurality of landmarks located in an inquiring landmark area according to the user preference value and a social recommendation value, and then selects a recommendation list from the landmark which meets a threshold value..
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

Network access method, apparatus, and system

The present disclosure discloses a network access method performed at a computer server in connection with a social networking platform, comprising: receiving a network access request from a first social networking account at a first terminal to a second social networking account at a second terminal, the network access request for accessing a wireless network bound to the second social networking account, the first and second social networking account both being associated with the social networking platform; forwarding the network access request to the second social networking account, the network access request including the first social networking account and an identifier of the wireless network; receiving a feedback instruction sent by the second social networking account; and sending authorization information of the wireless network to the first social networking account when the feedback instruction is an access authorization instruction, the authorization information including verification information used for accessing the wireless network.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Events discovery context

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying one or more social network events that satisfy a query condition in a social-networking system, determining an event score for each of the identified events, where the event score is based on one or more signals that are each related to a first interaction between a target user and the social-networking system, and the first interaction associates the target user with the identified event, and presenting one or more of the identified events to the target user in an order based on the event score of each identified event. The interaction may establish an association between the target user and an entity associated with the event..
Facebook, Inc.

Event information push method, event information push apparatus, and storage medium

The present disclosure provides an event information push method performed at a computer system, the method including: collecting network messages from a social networking platform; performing aggregation on the network messages, to obtain corresponding event information; obtaining, for each piece of event information, one or more attributes from the corresponding category of network messages; obtaining, from an event information and user database, a user group corresponding to the one or more attributes of each piece of event information; and pushing each piece of event information to a user in the user group corresponding to the event information.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Cross platform social networking authentication system

Disclosed in one example is a method of authenticating with multiple social network services. The method may include storing first authentication information associated with a user for a first social networking service using at least one computer processor, receiving second authentication information associated with the user for a second social networking service from a social networking application, and sending to the social networking application the first authentication information.
Zynga Inc.

Account adding method, terminal, server, and computer storage medium

An account adding method is performed by a social networking application running at a mobile terminal when communicating with a second terminal (e.g., using a chat session). The method includes: recording voice information from the second terminal using the social networking application; extracting character string information and voiceprint information from the voice information; sending the character string information and the voiceprint information to a server; receiving an account that matches the character string information and the voiceprint information and that is sent by the server; and adding the account to a contact list of the social networking application.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Information exchange system, method, and apparatus

A method for supporting hospital visits on a social network platform includes: detecting a user input for registering a visit at a hospital using a social network client application of the social network platform; in response to detecting the user input: obtaining a registration number for the visit, wherein the registration number indicates an ordinal position of the user in a hospital queue of multiple visitors to the hospital; and displaying a group chat interface for a group conversation including a social network identity of the user and a public social network identity of the hospital; and displaying a payment request for the visit in the group chat interface.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Methods and targeting communications using social network metrics

A method for a computer system includes receiving a first user communication, determining a first group of users, determining a target number of users, determining whether the first group of users includes the target number of users, and if not, providing the communication to the first group of users, determining a hierarchal mapping of groups of users in response to user memberships, determining a second group of users from the hierarchal mapping, determining a plurality of social network relationship factors for the second group of users with respect to the first user, and providing the communication to at least a subset of users in the second group of users in response to the first plurality of social network relationship factors.. .
Linkedin Corporation

System and conversation discovery

Embodiments of a system and method for sharing content across a social network can include: receiving content (e.g., a content update) for a content channel (e.g., at a channel node of a set of remote channel nodes); assigning a content identifier to the content; transmitting the content with the content identifier to a user account associated with the content channel; and modifying the content channel with the content based on the content identifier.. .
Post Social, Inc.

Interaction system and method, client, and background server

A method, including: at a client terminal of a user of a social network platform: displaying a first network resource published by a first resource publisher; displaying a resource rewarding affordance in association with the first network resource or an identifier of the first resource publisher; detecting user selection of the resource rewarding affordance; and in accordance with a determination that the resource rewarding affordance has been selected while the resource rewarding affordance is displayed in association with the first network resource or the identifier of the first resource publisher, initiating a resource rewarding operation to reward the first resource publisher on the social network platform, wherein the resource rewarding operation transfers reward goods from a social network account of the user to a social network account of the first resource publisher on the social network platform.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Multi-thread auctions

Users using different messaging webservices or social network platforms can participate in an auction managed by a multi-thread auction system. Users on a first platform may bid on the auction through a message thread configured for the first platform, and users on a second platform may bid on the auction through a message thread configured for the second platform.
Ebay Inc.

Automated schedule systems and methods

Automated matching, notification, and acceptance/rejection of appointment or opening in a calendar/schedule via network-based systems and methods, including application over social networks and website based connection between users and service providers. Notifications include offers of rewards and/or incentives, which are in the form of discounts, promotions, and/or a currency such as a cryptocurrency..

Sentiment polarity for users of a social networking system

A social networking system infers a sentiment polarity of a user toward content of a page. The sentiment polarity of the user is inferred based on received information about an interaction between the user and the page (e.g., like, report, etc.), and may be based on analysis of a topic extracted from text on the page.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for intent classification of messages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can receive at least one message sent by a user of a social networking system to a page provided by the social networking system, where the page is associated with an entity. A training data set including a plurality of messages can be determined, and the training data set can indicate an intent classification for each of the plurality of messages.
Facebook, Inc.

Keyboard-based corrections for search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving from a first user a text query inputted by the first user using an i/o device associated with the client system, the i/o device including a first keyboard layout. The method also includes identifying one or more physical-proximity phrases corresponding to the text query based at least in part on the first keyboard layout and calculating a confidence score for each of the identified physical-proximity phrases based at least in part on a search history of the first user.
Facebook, Inc.

Social network content prioritization

A method includes receiving one or more social networking updates, identifying update information corresponding to each of the one or more social networking updates, wherein update information includes at least user information, interaction information, and time information, calculating a prioritization score for each of the one or more social networking updates according to the identified update information, prioritizing the one or more updates based on the calculated prioritization scores, and displaying the one or more updates according to the prioritization. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the method are also disclosed..
International Business Machines Corporation

Server apparatus, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, image forming control method, and image forming control program

A server apparatus provides a social networking service (sns). The server apparatus stores a specific relation between a terminal apparatus and a printer that are allowed for communication using the sns.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Modular control system

Embodiments are directed towards automatically identifying, configuring, monitoring, controlling, managing, and maintaining a machine, via collection computers in communication with the machine components. The components include id tags that store identification data, such as a component type and a unique identifier.
Miq Llc

Organization targeted status updates

A social networking server receives a request from a member of an organization to configure a targeted update for the organization. The targeted update may be intended for a particular group of members of a social network service.
Linkedin Corporation

Method and scheduling broadcasts in social networks

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for maximizing consumption of broadcasts by a producer. An example method includes receiving selection of a total number of time slots to use for scheduling broadcasts, and receiving information regarding the producer's followers.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Graphically managing data classification workflows in a social networking system with directed graphs

Various embodiments include a classification platform system. A user can define a classification experiment on the classification platform system.
Facebook, Inc

Broadcast notifications using social networking systems

A method and notification system for notifying broadcast streams to multiple users. A notifier receives, from a broadcaster, a request to notify a broadcast stream to the multiple users.
International Business Machines Corporation

Generating guest suggestions for events in a social networking system

Social networking system users may create events where a group of other users invited to the event meet at a specified time and location. The social networking system suggests users to invite to an event based on a prediction that the users would attend the event if invited.
Facebook, Inc.

Exclusive social network based on consumption of luxury goods

Network node devices that may be embedded into luxury goods are described. These devices may allow luxury goods to offer access to a social networking system that is based upon ownership of luxury goods, and may also be used to verify the authenticity of the luxury goods.

Automatically providing a communication based on location information for a user of a social networking system

Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated gps identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a gps-enabled device.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and establishing chat group

A method including: receiving, from a first terminal, a request for establishing a chat group without receiving an identifier of an existing social network contact; monitoring incoming requests for additional users to join the first chat group; while monitoring, detecting a request from a second terminal to obtain information of other terminals located around the second terminal; in accordance with the request from the second terminal and in accordance with a determination that the second terminal and the first terminal are located within a preset distance, requesting authentication information corresponding to the first chat group; receiving the authentication information from the second terminal, wherein the authentication information is obtained by the second user independently of the server of the social network platform; and in accordance with a determination that the authentication information is correct, establishing the first chat group including the first user and the second user.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Arbitrary badging in a social network

Aspects of invention relate to a system architecture for dynamically generating and deploying badges in a social media platform. The system includes: a computer processor; a badging module executing on the computer processor and configured to enable the computer processor to: receiving, from a badge creator, a badge definition defining a badge; identifying business logic associated with the badge definition; receiving acknowledgement of payment terms associated with delivery of the badge; receiving acknowledgement of a badge services agreement including payment terms between the badge creator and the social media platform; identifying deployment parameters of the badge including delivery time, budget, and demographic information; and deploying the badge to a set of user accounts of the social media platform based on the delivery time, budget, and demographic information, wherein deploying the badge does not require an update of a client application executing on client devices of the set of user accounts..
Quippy, Inc.

Object driven newsfeed

Object driven newsfeeds supporting interest-based social networks aid in the formation of relationships based on similar domains of user interest. A space efficient graphical user interface (gui) enables access to an object driven newsfeed of contextual and relevant information to aid a consumer/user in making buying decisions in an e-commerce environment..
Sears Brands, L.l.c.

Interactive text message advertising system with personalized video content

An interactive text message advertising system is provided. The system is configured to generate a customer profile, in real time, based on an opt-in text message received by the system from a consumer.
Didgebridge Llc

Deriving multi-level seniority of social network members

An online social networking system receives an unstructured job title record from a profile of a member or a job posting. The system extracts a raw job title from the unstructured job title record, and extracts a first seniority level from the raw job title.
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for sharing images in a social network

The image may be received from a mobile device. The image may be captured by a camera of a mobile device.

Web link quality analysis and prediction in social networks

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, computer program products, and systems for web link quality analysis. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to receive a first indication that a web link has been accessed by a first device and record one or more resources of the web link and actions taken on the one or more resources of the web link and generate a score for the web link based on one or more similar web links to the web link and then displaying the score associated with the web link.
International Business Machines Corporation

Ranking algorithms using unique bucketing identifiers

A processing device identifies a set of content items to be included in a feed displayed to a user of a social network platform in a user interface of the social network platform, wherein the set of content items are hosted by a content sharing platform. For each content item from the set of content items, the processing device identifies one or more bucketing tokens provided by the content sharing platform, wherein each bucketing token comprises a unique identifier that identifies a plurality of content items as being associated with a group of users of the content sharing platform that have similar interests.
Google Inc.

Rerouting to an intermediate landing page

A system and method for intermediate landing page rerouting are provided. In example embodiments, determine whether a webpage associated with a hyperlink has corresponding social network activities.
Linkedln Corporation

Visual recognition using social links

System, method and architecture for providing improved visual recognition by modeling visual content, semantic content and an implicit social network representing individuals depicted in a collection of content, such as visual images, photographs, etc., which network may be determined based on co-occurrences of individuals represented by the content, and/or other data linking the individuals. In accordance with one or more embodiments, using images as an example, a relationship structure may comprise an implicit structure, or network, determined from co-occurrences of individuals in the images.
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

Robot service method and robot apparatus using social network service

The present invention relates to a robot service system and a robot apparatus using a social network service, and comprises: (a) a step in which a terminal device is connected to a robot apparatus by executing a social network service program, and displays a service screen on which an image captured by the robot apparatus is displayed; (b) a step in which the terminal device transmits a robot control command inputted to the service screen to the robot apparatus; (c) a step in which the robot apparatus performs an operation according to the robot control command and transmits operation performance data to the terminal device; and (d) a step in which the terminal device displays the operation performance data transmitted from the robot apparatus on the service screen.. .
Future Robot Co., Ltd.

Constructing social networks using monitored game play

Features are described to use data from game play to construct social networks of users. For example determining that a user played a game with a certain player, a certain number of times, can indicate compatibility between the user and the player.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Functional, socially-enabled jewelry and systems for multi-device interaction

Functional jewelry is disclosed. A bracelet includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (leds), a main control unit, and positional and situational sensors, typically including an accelerometer, as well as a decorative, interchangeable fascial layer.
Loop Devices, Inc.

Location-driven social networking system and method

One or more processors generate a graphical user interface, on a client computing node, and communicate with the client computing node via an internet connection. The processor(s) obtains user data from a client, where the user data includes attributes of the user and privacy selections related to the attributes.

System and media experience data

A system for passive collection of media experience data to increase efficiencies in identifying and delivering desired media content. Behavioral data measured with a wearable device and camera sensors, including physical activity and physiological data, may be captured during a media content presentation and analyzed with media contextual and experiential data to measure media experience data and render media connectedness values between a subject and the presented media content.

Platform for establishing communication and interaction between users and a method thereof

The present disclosure relates to a social network application that facilitates breaking the ice between users who are not acquainted from each other before. In one embodiment, the application comprises a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising programmable instructions adapted to be executed on one or more processors, and to perform a method of: enabling each user to select one of multiple status modes at the platform server, where each status mode dictates a certain action or counteraction that can be taken by other user or users, and each status mode allows different level of communication to be established between the users; allowing the first user to send an alert to a second user displayed on a map and/or a list; allowing the second user to change his or her status mode towards the first user based on the alert; and allowing a two-way communication to be established between the first user and the second user..

Contextual information from contexts

Embodiments of systems and methods for context based access control, privacy control, and data protection for an online social network are disclosed. In some embodiments, upon receipt of a request for access to a requested context, access is granted when access control information for the requested context associates the requesting party with the context owner of the requested context.
Virtual Artifacts Inc.

Recommend viewing of an object to friends within a social network

A computer-implemented method for recommending viewing of an image includes obtaining, using a processor system, a visual image of an object relating to a particular subject matter. The method also includes determining the location of the object.
International Business Machines Corporation

Reducing already viewed content in social networks

An approach for reducing already viewed content in a social network, the approach including receiving a first content in a social network service and creating an identifier corresponding to the first content. The approach includes retrieving one or more identifiers associated with content previously viewed by a user and determining whether the user has previously viewed the first content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems

The augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems (“arv”) provides a photo driven ad-platform that transforms digital media placements into immersive and immediately shareable brand-consumer engagements via gps-linked virtual photo components instantiated on a user mobile device. Within embodiments, users may create and share photographs augmented with brands or other images and accompanying messages on various social networks using their smartphones or tablets to earn rewards.
Snaps Media Inc.

Matching requests-for-proposals with service providers

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a prediction engine for identifying service provider account(s) in a social network service based in part on request data representative of a request, from a target consumer account in the social network service, for a service. The prediction engine assembles, according to encoded rules of a prediction model, feature vector data for each identified service provider account, wherein each encoded rule of the prediction model comprises a pre-defined featurer(s) associated with a learned coefficient representing an importance of the respective pre-defined feature.
Linkedln Corporation

Digital image tagging for split transaction processing

There are provided systems and methods for digital image tagging for split transaction processing. A user may utilize a communication device to capture one or more images of the user and other users located with the user, which may be posted to an image sharing platform, such as a social network.
Paypal, Inc.

Context-aware map from entities to canonical forms

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a mapping engine that selects a candidate job title(s) from a portion of a job title taxonomy that corresponds with a job title(s) in profile data of a target member account of a social network service. For each respective candidate job title in the plurality of candidate job titles, the mapping engine assembles, according to an encoded rule(s) of a machine learning model for the respective candidate job title, feature vector data based in part on profile data of the target member account.
Linkedln Corporation

Computer-implemented improving a social network site computer network, and terminal, system and computer readable medium for the same

A method, at a terminal in a digital communications network, comprising: establishing direct or indirect communication access and linkage between the user-operated terminal and at least one remote computer(s) on which are stored, or by which access is available to prevent legible display of, stored user account object data; displaying indicia, or broadcasting data, representative of or indicating one or more predetermined criteria for selecting a subset of the stored user account object data; collecting data, representative of, or indicating, only the subset of the stored user account object data; and transmitting instructions to prevent legible display of the subset of the stored user account object data, according to the collected data representative of, or indicating, the one or more predetermined criteria for selecting the subset of the stored user account object data, from the terminal to the at least one remote computer(s). A terminal, system, and computer readable medium are also disclosed..

Active user message diet

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a message diet engine that generates a pool of messages for a plurality member accounts of a social network service. Each message being of a respective message type from a plurality of message types and targeted to a specific member account.
Linkedln Corporation

Blending search results on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query, searching a multiple verticals to identify multiple of sets of objects in each respective vertical that match the search query, wherein each vertical stores objects of a particular object-type, generating a set of blended search results by blending the sets of identified objects from each vertical, determining that greater than a threshold proportion of objects in the set of blended search results are from a first vertical, adding at least one object from a second vertical to the set of blended search results in responsive to determining that greater than the threshold proportion of objects in the blended search results are from the first vertical, wherein the second vertical is different from the first vertical; and sending, responsive to the search query, the set of blended search results for display.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for dynamically personalizing profiles in a social network

A method and system for communicating content associated with organization relevant to a search. The users are determined by matching users that provide a service satisfying a search query.
0934781 B.c. Ltd

Multi-dimensional job title logical models for social network members

An online social networking system extracts terms from an unstructured job title record. The system searches a job role taxonomy database with the extracted terms to identify job roles.
Linkedin Corporation

Optimizing machine translations for user engagement

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for improving a machine translation system. The machine translation system may include one or more models for generating a translation.
Facebook, Inc.

Productivity applications with views of social network group features

Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for enhancing group collaboration in the context of productivity applications. In an implementation, a productivity application includes a user interface in which a document may be presented.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Menu management method, server, and system

A menu management method is performed at a computing device, the method comprising: sending a request for accessing a menu management interface at a social networking platform server; and customizing, through the menu management interface, a user menu associated with the identifier of an official account by obtaining an interface address corresponding to the menu management interface; generating a management interface invoking request carrying the interface address and sending the management interface invoking request to the social networking platform server; receiving the management interface and changing at least one menu item of the user menu in accordance with the official account's definition; and returning the customized user menu to the social networking platform server, which forwards the customized user menu to a plurality of user accounts that have subscribed to the official account and enable them to exchange information with the official account through the customized user menu.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Systems and methods for protecting mobile contact information

The disclosed technology includes techniques for allowing a contact to exercise control over a third party's sharing of the contact's mobile contact information with mobile applications. A contact may create an application contact key containing rules that govern when a third party may share the contact information with mobile applications.
Google Inc.

Tiered network access based on user action

The present disclosure discloses a method and network device for providing tiered network access based on user actions. Specifically, a network device can identify a social action performed by a user, where the social action is performed while the user is logged into a social network application.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Processing and delivery of segmented video

Self-learning systems process incoming data from sources such broadcast, cable, or ip-driven television and can discover topics that broadly describe the incoming data in real-time. These topics can be used to gather and store metadata from various metadata sources such as social networks.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Device and providing social network service with click

Provided are a mobile device and a method of providing content related to an external device. The method may include receiving from the external device an identifier regarding the external device and an identifier regarding a user input that is input to the external device; transmitting to a server the identifier regarding the external device and the identifier regarding the user input; receiving from the server content about the external device and the user input, based on the identifier regarding the external device and the identifier regarding the user input; and displaying the received content on a screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Social networking platform that provides universal profiles

A social networking platform can provide universal profiles. A universal profile can define a user's account on the social networking platform of the present invention and can include a number of different endpoints by which the user can establish channels with other users.
Swop, Inc.

System for executing action feedback and an action feedback method

A system for executing action feedback is provided. The system includes a wearable device that includes a sensor for monitoring a user and generation of user data based on the monitoring, a first networked device coupled to a network and controllable by the user for taking an action and a second networked device coupled to the network.
International Business Machines Corporation

Authenticating users to media-player devices on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes an online social networking system generating an authentication key in response to a request from a media-player device. The media-device player broadcasts the authentication key, which is received by a client system of a user of the online social network that is within range of the broadcast.
Facebook, Inc.

Selection of service providers for message transmission on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a mobile service provider network (spn) and a geographic location of an online social network user and accessing a service-provider table associated with the identified mobile spn and with the geographic location. The service-provider table indexes a reliability score and a sampling amount for multiple messaging-service providers in the geographic location.
Facebook, Inc.

Determining and providing feedback about communications from an application on a social networking platform

A social networking system (sns) may determine the integrity of a social application. In particular, the sns can receive communications and tags associated with different subsets of the communications from the social application.
Facebook, Inc.

Device and providing social network service with click

Provided are a mobile device and method of providing a social networking service (sns) with one click. The method includes: receiving an identifier regarding the external device and an identifier regarding a user input that is input to the external device, from the external device; transmitting the identifier regarding the external device and the identifier regarding the user input to a server; receiving content about the external device and the user input from the server, based on the identifier regarding the external device and the identifier regarding the user input; and displaying the received content on a screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Identifying service providers as freelance market participants

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a classification engine for identifying, according to encoded rules of a plurality of service models, at least one type of service offered by a target member account of a social network service. The classification engine classifies, according to encoded rules of a freelancer inference model, the target member account as a freelancer account.
Linkedin Corporation

Garment sharing infrastructure

A system comprising a software application which can be installed on communications devices to create a social network where users can share the contents of their real closet and their aspirational closet including vendor item combined with a means for vendors to tap into said social network and suggest combinations of clothing and accessories including items for purchase to complete the look.. .
Zozome, Inc

Optimizing targeted advertisement distribution

An iterative method for optimizing targeted advertisement distribution for a social network including a plurality of users, the method including the steps of creating a user summary for a user by extracting persona attributes of a user account, generating a promotion summary for each of a plurality of advertisements, selecting an advertisement for the user based on the similarity between the promotion summary of the advertisement and the user summary, assessing a user reaction to the advertisement, and updating the user summary and promotion summary based on the user reaction.. .
140 Proof, Inc.

Object item distribution method and apparatus

An object item distribution method is performed at a computer server that hosts a social networking application with which an enterprise user has an official account and an enterprise account, the method including: receiving a distribution request sent by an object item requesting user to the official account, the distribution request being generated after the object item requesting user purchases an object item by using the object item requesting user's account; determining, according to the distribution request, the object item purchased by the object item requesting user and a location of the object item requesting user; determining, according to the location of the object item requesting user, a distribution user that meets a preset condition from distribution users of the enterprise account; and sending a distribution instruction to the distribution user that meets the preset condition, the distribution instruction being used for instructing a courier of the distribution user that meets the preset condition to distribute the object item to the object item requesting user.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Mobile health management database, targeted educational assistance (tea) engine, selective health care data sharing, family tree graphical user interface, and health journal social network wall feed, computer-implemented system, method and computer program product

A system, method and computer program product of capturing and displaying health information of a first person on an electronic computing device, the electronic computing device can include: one or more computer processors; and one or more memory devices, the computer-implemented method can include, e.g., a) receiving data electronically about a first person user on the first client computing device, where the first person user has one or more family member users, each having one or more computing devices, or a user with which the user may wish to share a personal health data record, the data about the first person user can include: any identification data, any inputted health related data, or any captured health related data about the first person, can include: any health related data; an application programming interface (api) accessible data; or other health records such as, e.g., electronic medical record (emr); scanned data; sensed data; or optical character recognition (ocr) captured data; b) receiving data about one or more second person users, where the at least one second person user can include: any other person user with which the first person wishes to be connected, a family member, a guardian, a friend, an individual, or care provider, the data about the second person users can include: any identification data, any inputted health related data, or any captured health related data about the second person user(s); and c) sharing at least a portion of the data electronically about the first person user, to the second person user(s). Various other embodiments can include various features such as a health journal, targeted educational content, an interactive family tree, selectable sharing, escalated alerting, notifications, and collaborative digital file cabinet..
Icmed, Llc

Application for enhancing metadata tag uses for social interaction

There is provided a device and a method to facilitate enhanced communication between social entities utilizing metadata tags, which may be hashtags. According the features of the device and the method, users may select to follow other users and hashtags in order to see posts related to those hashtags from users they follow on their timeline or their following tab and communicate further with their followers or the poster using enabled functions such as creating and viewing clips related to said posts, sending and receiving wires in relation to a particular post or creating emoji streams and sharing publically or amongst selected friends.
Infields, Llc.

Social network content analysis

A method includes receiving one or more updates in a social networking system corresponding to one or more topics, determining one or more constraints corresponding to the received one or more updates, updating a threshold value associated with each of the one or more determined user constraints, calculating a constraint score corresponding to each constraint of the one or more constraints, determining whether each constraint score meets a selected threshold value, and presenting the update responsive to determining that each constraint score meets a selected threshold value. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the method are also disclosed..
International Business Machines Corporation

Enhanced keyboard including multiple application execution

A default virtual interface is replaced by an adapted interface to an independent application. The adapted interface allows one (dependent) application to be accessed from within a second (independent) application.
Hyperkey, Inc.

Persistent customized social media environment

One or more persistent customized social media environments are created allowing users to share content or an activity. The content or activity may comprise a shared media experience or shared participatory experience.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine available media content from one or more content sources and query a social graph of a social-networking system for social content associated with a user of the social-networking system. The social graph includes nodes and edges connecting the nodes.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating job recommendations based on job postings with similar positions

Apparatuses, computer readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating job recommendations. The method includes determining one or more first job profiles that are similar to a second job profile of a member of a social network system, and determining first regression coefficients and a first hidden feature vector jointly for a first layer of a hierarchical structure based on the one or more first job profiles and the second job profile.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for providing location-based cascading displays

Systems and methods for facilitating user interaction such as within a social network are described. In one implementation, location-based display of images and/or other information associated with other users or entities may be provided.
Grindr Llc

Customizing third-party content using beacons on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to an online social network, session information between a third-party content provider and a first user of the online social network. The session information includes information referencing an established wireless communication session between a first client system of the first user and a beacon of the third-party content provider.
Facebook, Inc.

User of identity services to auto-discover subscribers of social networking sites

Techniques are disclosed for initiating game sessions between subscribers to online gaming services when account ids of those subscribers are unknown. Such techniques permit a first user to select a second user with whom to play a game from information readily at hand, such as a contact manager that the first user maintains.
Apple Inc.

Computer implemented methods and integrating a social network information feed with a network communications application

Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for integrating an information feed. In various implementations, an identity of a user may be determined based on authentication information, where the authentication information identifies a user profile.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

World wonders learning is and educational initiative, curriculum, program, publishing resource etc. for reinventing schools

The purpose of d-elite.net online social media, social network, social gaming and social messaging service website is to connect, communicate, and collaborate socially, as well as send regular or live communication messages, and or mail through their ioffice spot address. D-elite.net ioffice members could conduct personal and or professional business or maybe startup a new business and use your ioffice spot's communication and messaging system as its home-based communication tool.

Promoting social memories on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving a previous communication associated with a user on an online social network, the previous communication having been made on a date in the past; calculating a distribution-probability score for the previous communication reflecting a probability that the previous communication will be shared on the online social network by the user; and sending the previous communication to the user, wherein the distribution-probability score for the previous communication satisfies a threshold.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Content delivery control

A group feed is displayed for a selected group by a private social network service. The group feed displays only threads with unviewed content along with a user actuatable display element that allows the user to switch to a feed that displays all content for the group..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Establishing social network connections

A request initiated by a first user in a social network to add at least a second user of the social network as a contact of the first user in the social network can be received. A security policy for the second user can be accessed and, based on the security policy, whether the first user is authorized to add the second user as the contact of the first user in the social network without the second user being prompted to approve the request can be determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods and systems for creating auto-reply messages

This application discloses a method implemented on a client system for creating an automatic reply message. The client system obtains content information of a webpage including information concerning a plurality of content items.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Social data inputs

In particular embodiments, a method comprising accessing, at a client device, an object model representation of a structured document displayed in a browser client of a user to identify one or more elements of the structured document, and modifying, at the client device, the object model representation of the structured document to add one or more first controls proximal to respective ones of the one or more identified elements, wherein the one or more added first controls are operative, when executed, to transmit a message including an identifier of the respective element and an identifier associated with the user to a social networking system.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Social network service displaying user information in social network service

A social network service system comprises a network unit configured to exchange data with a user terminal performing an application of a social network service (sns); storage configured to store data; a database configured to store user information; and a processing unit; wherein the processing unit is configured to inquire of the second user whether or not to receive and to generate gift display configuration information indicating which of the received two or more content gifts is to be displayed in a user information area, in which information about the second user is displayed, on the sns screen, and store the gift display configuration information in the database as a part of the content gift information for the second user.. .

Prediction system for geographical locations of users based on social and spatial proximity, and related method

Determining a location of a user on a social network platform is difficult due to incorrect information or lack of information associated with the user. A system and method are provided to compute contextual similarity.
Sysomos L.p.

Model independent and network structure driven ranking of nodes for limiting the spread of misinformation through location based social networks

A method of limiting misinformation spread through a social network structure using a ranking of nodes of a targeted portion of a social network. Limiting the misinformation spread may be accomplished by: generating a set of permutations of the nodes of the targeted social network; computing a contribution to the spread of influence of each node within the set of randomly generated permutations; determining the average contribution of each of the nodes towards a spread of information within the network; constructing a list of ranked nodes by sorting the nodes in a non-increasing order based on contribution values; and disconnecting at least some of the nodes in order of rank in the list..
International Business Machines Corporation

System for measuring the performance of music artists on digital platforms

The invention provides a concept for measuring, classifying and ranking the success of an artist in web based music industry based on their performance across digital media platforms and social networks. The concept comprises obtaining by a centralized online platform, for an artist, play count data from digital music streaming and download services and fan count data from social media networks.
Red Bull Media House North America

Systems and methods for interactively displaying user images

In accordance with the present invention, an interactive user display application is provided. The application displays and refreshes images that are intended to represent users or members of a social network or other web-based service.

Content sharing logging

A default virtual interface is replaced by an adapted interface to an independent application. The adapted interface allows one (dependent) application to be accessed from within a second (independent) application.
Hyperkey, Inc.

Recommending applications using social networking information

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for generating application recommendations to provide to a user of a mobile device. For instance, the systems and methods use social networking information to identify applications that may be of interest to the user, and present application recommendations to the user at various contact points on the mobile device.
Facebook, Inc.

Social networking system and method

A social network is provided. The social network of the present invention may prompt a user to create a “moment”.
Tu Orbit Inc.

Systems and methods for enabling dialog amongst different participant groups with variable and association-based privacy

A network-connected communication system is provided, via which individuals may engage in dialog with one or more dialog members. Differing views of the dialog may be presented to different individuals, based on the viewer's association with the dialog and/or variable privacy settings associated with the dialog.
Rushline, Llc

Systems and methods for transaction messaging using social networking platforms

A computer-implemented method for processing transaction messages using a social network platform between a requestor and a responder is provided. The method includes receiving a social network message including an item request and a predefined hashtagged identifier.
Mastercard International Incorporated

Contextual feed

A news feed system of an on-line social network system obtains and utilizes data related to events that originate with members of the on-line social network system from web pages other those members' news feed pages. The news feed system monitors signals that are not related to feed interaction and generates contextual engagement features based on those signals.
Linkedin Corporation

Estimating merchandise uniqueness

Estimating a degree of uniqueness of a set of merchandise based on merchandise owned by others in a social network. An analysis is performed on a social network of a user and a degree of uniqueness for a set of merchandise is determined..
International Business Machines Corporation

Estimating merchandise uniqueness

Estimating a degree of uniqueness of a set of merchandise based on merchandise owned by others in a social network. An analysis is performed on a social network of a user and a degree of uniqueness for a set of merchandise is determined..
International Business Machines Corporation

Optimal social network ad allocation using hyperbolic embedding

Various computational systems may benefit from improvement in determining optimal allocation. For example certain social network advertisement systems may benefit from the use of hyperbolic embedding.
University Of Maryland, College Park

Centralized throttling service

A method and system are provided that may centralize the management of applications that access the data of social networks via api calls. A central service may generate tokens at a generation rate that permit an application to access an api.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Identifying sensitive information in a communication based on network communications history

A method for identifying sensitive information in a communication may include analyzing a plurality of communications associated with a user in a social networking system for concept and entity sharing to create a relationship graph of concept and entity sharing history. The method may also include analyzing a current communication from the user to extract one or more elements from the current communication.
International Business Machines Corporation

Displaying social networking system user information via a historical newsfeed

The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and variable social network service

Provided herein is a variable social network service method and apparatus. The variable social network service method includes receiving, by a variable social network service apparatus, information on whether or not a user serves as a bridge from a user apparatus of the user, and determining, by the variable social network service apparatus, whether or not to expand a social network based on the user based on the information on whether or not the user serves as the bridge, wherein the variable social network service apparatus determines whether or not social networking is possible between a first network subject of the user and a second network subject of the user depending on whether or not the user serves as the bridge..
Forc&c Co., Ltd.

Method and modifying an object social network

A system for knowledge capture and discovery that overcomes the disadvantages of prior art solutions. In an embodiment, data is stored in at least one storage device as a plurality of objects and relationships between the plurality of objects where the relationships between the plurality of objects establish an object social network.
Beulahworks, Llc

Determining stalwart nodes in signed social networks

Determination of the nodes in a signed social network that have the greatest “aggregate assignation value” (or “stalwartness”). The “aggregate assignation value” of a node of a signed social network is a value corresponding to any sort of aggregation of the signs of the connections involving that connection.
International Business Machines Corporation

Automated content publication on a social media management platform

Social networking activity information pertaining to a set of social networking activities performed by a plurality of contacts on a social networking site is obtained from the social networking site. A recommended time for the user to publish content on the social networking site is determined.
Hearsay Social, Inc.

First pass ranker calibration for news feed ranking

An on-line social network system is configured to generate a news feed for a member by processing updates originating from different sources using different first pass ranker models. The first pass ranker models generate respective sets of raw scores, which are calibrated based on a consistent scale of feed engagement metrics of interest, such as a click through rate.
Linkedin Corporation

Ranking of news feed in a mobile device based on local signals

A mobile device receives ranked news feed stories from a server of a social networking system. The mobile device determines whether to adjust the ranking based on local information generated by applications executing on the mobile device or hardware of the mobile device.
Facebook, Inc.

Recommending applications using social networking information

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for generating application recommendations to provide to a user of a mobile device. For instance, the systems and methods use social networking information to identify applications that may be of interest to the user, and present application recommendations to the user at various contact points on the mobile device.
Facebook, Inc.

Unmanned aerial vehicle apparatus and method

At least one unmanned aerial vehicle operates in conjunction with a control circuit via a network interface. The control circuit receives informational content from the unmanned aerial vehicle and automatically processes that informational content to identify specific content of interest.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Facilitating television based interaction with social networking tools

Video analysis may be used to determine who is watching television and their level of interest in the current programming lists of favorite programs may be derived for each of a plurality of viewers of programming on the same television receiver.. .
Intel Corporation

Method for language-independent gender classification on twitter

Online social networks (osns) allow users to share knowledge, opinions, interests, activities, relationships and friendships with each other. Gender classification of users of an osn such as twitter may be difficult to ascertain because gender is not necessarily provided.
Umm-al-qura University

Network of trusted users

A system may include at least one server having a processor and a communication interface communicatively coupled to an internet connection and a non-transitory memory device storing instructions that cause the system to retrieve, from a data repository, user information corresponding to a user of products and/or services of a business entity, identify by, at least one a social network identification of the user, and match the user to a plurality of individuals based on the user information. The system may the plurality of social network communications associated with the social network identification of the user using rules provided by the rules engine server, and generate, by the sourcing engine server, based on the analyzed social network communications, a trigger condition based on predetermined criteria stored in a database and in response to the trigger condition, solicit, via a secure network, input from the matched individuals corresponding to the trigger condition..
Bank Of America Corporation

Automatic relevance-based information inclusion in electronic communication

A system and method includes receiving, with a processor, an electronic communication from a user device associated with a sender of the electronic communication, the electronic communication being directed to a recipient member of an online social networking system. An entity is determined with which the sender is associated.
Linkedln Corporation

Co-references for messages to avoid confusion in social networking systems

Clarifying communications includes receiving, using a processor, a first message from a sending device directed to a user device, determining, using the processor, a second message correlated with the first message, generating, using the processor, a co-reference from the second message, and providing, using the processor, the first message in association with the co-reference to the user device.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

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

Message sending and forwarding method, apparatus, and system

Method and device of processing messages on a social network are disclosed. The method includes: receiving a parameter message from a first social network account, the parameter message specifying information that identifies a first message template, a respective value of a first parameter of the first message template, and a second social network account; determining whether the parameter message meets predefined criteria of the identified first message template including a predefined criterion on a social network relationship between the first social network account and the second social network account; in accordance with a determination that the parameter message meets the predefined criteria, composing a template message in accordance with the first message template and the respective value of the first parameter; and sending the composed template message to the second social network account as a message originated from the first social network account..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Ranking and searching method and apparatus based on interpersonal distances

The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for ranking and searching based on interpersonal distances. The method includes: obtaining, by a ranking server, objects queried by a query request based on the request initiated from a user client and obtaining reference user groups corresponding to the queried objects; obtaining, by a ranking server, an interpersonal distance between each user in the reference user groups and a user who initiates the query request, and obtaining rating scores of the objects queried by the request that are given by each user in respective reference user groups; determining, by a ranking server, user relationship ranking indices of the objects based on the interpersonal distances and the rating scores, and ordering the objects based on the user relationship ranking indices of the objects.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Displaying social opportunities by location on a map

A social networking system provides relevant content objects at the request of social networking system users. Relevance scores are determined for content objects by matching user location, user interests, and other social information to the content, location, and timing associated with content objects.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating and utilizing user identifying digital visual codes in electronic payment transactions

One or more embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods that generate and utilize digital visual codes in electronic payment transactions. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods generate digital visual codes that embed information regarding a user account of a payor (i.e., a user account of the payor within a social networking system).
Facebook, Inc.

Query building for search by ideal candidates

In an example embodiment, one or more specified ideal candidates are used to perform a search in a database. One or more attributes are extracted from one or more ideal candidate member profiles.
Linkedln Corporation

Intelligent secure social media based event management system

An intelligent system and method for gathering social network data for an event, moderate the data, and display it to people along with analytics. The system helps event managers to see all the details posted about the event and they can control what to show to the general public.
Umm-al-qura University

Systems and methods to determine trending topics for a user based on social graph data

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to determine a degree of separation between a user and a connection within a social network of the user, the connection associated with an interaction from which at least topic is determined. A value of affinity between the user and the connection is determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Partitioning a limited resource amongst keywords based on rank improvement

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to partition a number of available links from authoritative web pages to job search results rages (jserps) in a way that maximizes combined improvement in respective ranks generated by a third party search engine for jserps represented by keywords from the set of keywords.. .
Linkedin Corporation

Dynamic cognitive user interface

A system, method and program product for a query-based interface in a cognitive computing platform. A system is provided that includes a query processor that inputs a query for an identified user and determines a set of results for inclusion in a cognitive response based on a set of information sources; a modality selection system that selects an interface modality for the cognitive response based on user profile data and at least one external input; and a response formatting system that determines a response format for the set of results in the cognitive response, wherein the response format is determined based on confidence levels determined from social networking information associated with the identified user..
International Business Machines Corporation

Ranking news feed items using personalized on-line estimates of probability of engagement

An on-line social network system includes a ranker to processes an inventory of news feed updates for a member and select more relevant updates for presentation to the member. The ranker is trained using training data that includes personalized engagement probability for an update.
Linkedin Corporation

Providing travel or promotion based recommendation associated with social graph

A travel or a promotion based recommendation is provided in association with a social graph of a recipient of a communication. A communication service initiates operations to provide the travel or promotion based recommendation by processing a content of a communication to identify a travel, plan of a recipient or a promotion directed to a recipient.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and automated responses to information needs on websites

Systems and methods are provided to automatically respond to questions on websites. An electronic communication comprising words is received over a network.
Leaf Group Ltd.

Search across multiple user interfaces

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for searching across multiple user interfaces are provided. For example, a search query may be received from a user of a computing environment.
Yahoo!, Inc.

Methods and systems for assigning affinity scores to contacts

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for determining social networking or messaging user affinity and engagement coefficients (e.g., a measure of the connectedness between two people in a network). The described techniques are particularly well-suited to cases in which only limited information is available, such as when a new user joins a network and only the user's contacts list is available.
Facebook, Inc.

Generation of training data for ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, one or more sample ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained, as well as one or more sample search result member profiles in the social networking service. Then, for each unique pair of sample ideal candidate member profile and sample search result member profile, a label is generated using a score generated from log information of the social networking service, the log information including records of communications between a searcher and members of the social networking service, the score being higher if the searcher communicated with both the member corresponding sample ideal candidate member profile and the member corresponding to the sample search result member profile in a same search session.
Linkedin Corporation

Ideal candidate search ranking

In an example embodiment, one or more ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained. Then a search is performed on member profiles in the social networking service using a search query, returning one or more result member profiles.
Linkedin Corporation

Methods and systems for making recommendations based on relationships

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for determining social networking or messaging user affinity and engagement coefficients (e.g., a measure of the connectedness between two people in a network). The described techniques are particularly well-suited to cases in which only limited information is available, such as when a new user joins a network and only the user's contacts list is available.
Facebook, Inc.

Partitioning a limited resource amongst keywords

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to partition a number of available links from authoritative web pages to job search results rages (jserps) in a way that maximizes gain expressed by a predetermined metric, such as, a metric representing a number of certain type of events observed over a period of time or an improvement in respective ranks generated for the jserps by a third party search engine.. .
Linkedln Corporation

Enhanced keyboard

A default virtual interface is replaced by an adapted interface to an independent application. The adapted interface allows one (dependent) application to be accessed from within a second (independent) application.
Hyperkey, Inc.

Keyboard stream logging

A default virtual interface is replaced by an adapted interface to an independent application. The adapted interface allows one (dependent) application to be accessed from within a second (independent) application.
Hyperkey, Inc.

Method and system for providing game ranking information

A server system of a social network platform obtains, from a client device, a respective image of a portion, less than all, of a displayed interface of a game executing on the client device, wherein the respective image includes game data corresponding to game performance of a user of the client device, extracts the game data from the respective image; determines game ranking information for the user based on the game data extracted from the respective image, where the game ranking information indicates relative ranking of the user and social network contacts of the user on the social network platform, and sends the game ranking information to the client device for display in an interface of the social networking platform.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Cross-layer context management

In peer-to-peer (p2p) communications, it has been recognized herein that various context information needs to be exchanged between peer devices (pds) or between different layers/protocols within a peer device (pd). Various embodiments described herein address how to design effective management functions, services, and primitives for context management across and/or within different protocol layers to enable context-aware peer-to-peer communications in proximity.
Convida Wireless, Llc

System and maintaining associations within a social network for a user

A system and method for maintaining associations within a social network for a user are provided. A device proximate a user device is identified.
Domingo Enterprises, Llc

Computer implemented methods and sharing data of an information feed of an online social network

Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for sharing data of an online social network. In some implementations, a selection of data of an information feed is received.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Method and processing messages in a social network

In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for knowledge generation and deployment in a distributed network. In one embodiment, a method for processing messages in a social network includes receiving a new message from a first node in the network, the new message including a query, providing the first node with an answer to the query, if the answer is located in a repository, and initiating generation of the answer, if the answer is not located in the repository..
Sri International

Method and system for implementing semantic analysis of internal social network content

Disclosed is a method, system, and computer program product for semantically analyzing the content within an internal social network. Using the results of the analysis, the executives can gain a better understanding of, and insight into, the organization and its employees.
Oracle International Corporation

Visual focal point composition for media capture based on a target recipient audience

Visual focal point composition of media capture based on a target audience is provided. An aspect includes activating a profile selection function via a media recording device and receiving, via the profile selection function, an identifier of a target viewer of media content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Entity page recommendation based on post content

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for an online community management system. One method includes detecting that a user has interacted with a post on a social network.
Google Inc.

Missed feed unit for content feeds

A social networking system provides a content feed to a client device associated with the user of a social networking system, the content feed including a plurality of content items. The social networking system identifies one or more missed content items, of the plurality of content items, that were part of the content feed and were not displayed by the client device.
Facebook, Inc.

Intelligently determining buying online and picking up in store based on commute patterns of connections in a social network and store parameters

A method for determining buying online and picking up in store. A computer receives from a shopper a request for buying online and picking up in store.
International Business Machines Corporation

Intelligently determining buying online and picking up in store based on commute patterns of connections in a social network and store parameters

A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for determining buying online and picking up in store. A computer receives from a shopper a request for buying online and picking up in store.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for creating performances and events via a social networking platform

Event creation systems and methods implemented on a server hosting an event application include receiving a request for an event and a pledge for the event from a first user, wherein subsequent to the request, the event is defined by a type of event, a specified date or range of dates, a geography, and a minimum support threshold; receiving pledges from a plurality of additional users over a specified timeline prior to the specified date or range of dates; subsequent to the pledges exceeding the minimum support threshold, obtaining confirmation from event contributors required for the event and a venue for holding the event; and, subsequent to the confirmation from the event contributors and the venue, converting the pledge from the first user and the pledges from the plurality of additional users into confirmed tickets for the event.. .
Eventscoop Inc.

Locally hosting a social network using social data stored on a user's computer

Systems and methods to host a social network locally on a user's computing device using social data at the user device. In one embodiment, a method includes maintaining, on a local computing device of a user, social data regarding social relationships of the user in order to support a social network of the user; and hosting, via the local computing device, the social network..
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

Intelligent integrating system for crowdsourcing and collaborative intelligence in human- and device- adaptive query-response networks

Provided is a computer-implemented system and method for a requester-provider, distributed exchange network that augments internet-based social networks for crowdsourcing, rapid updating, decision support, problem-solving, reporting, and impact-tracking for transaction management and status updates for large distributed and/or co-located request-responder networks and crowdsourcing solicitations, such that an intelligent integrating system (iss) can match, network and cluster related components on the knowledge platform, whether private or public, such that relevant information can be personally targeted or broadcast, timely, tagged, and geo-localized, enabling users to contribute and respond to requests using natural language, receive postings customized to their needs and preferences, share information, assess alternatives, integrate crowd-sourced resources and process transactions across distributed human-machine systems running on a diversity of computer, mobile and device platforms. Further disclosed is a reconfigurable crowd-sourcing requester-responder system and knowledge platform to respond to requests or crowd-sourced challenges, said system comprising: a processor; a storage element coupled to the processor; encoded instructions; wherein when executed, the system is configured to: receive a request from a task requestor; tag said request into at least one of a category, group, sort, class, and, or sub-class; apply query-forwarding rule to forward the tagged request to at least one topic channel, wherein the tagged request is expert-sourced to at least one responder meeting the required credentials for a given request; track usage of requesters and responders by at least one of the following identifier tags: geographic-location data, timestamp data, topic tagging, and user profile; publish responder's entry for at least one of commenting, rating, and, or voting or maintaining anonymity of responder, as designated; and wherein usage causes an operational state change of at least one of the query, the query-forwarding rule, credentials, and, or a project requisite..

Search results using assessment routing of content

Systems and methods for improving search results using assessment based routing are provided. In example embodiments, social network data for members in an organization and members outside the organization is accessed.
Linkedin Corporation

System and discovering groups whose members have a given attribute

A method for discovering a group defined by a common characteristic is disclosed. The method includes building representation of a portion of a social network based on a starting person with the given characteristic, the person also providing the person's gender and school affiliation.

Determining viewer language affinity for multi-lingual content in social network feeds

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which help determine a user's likely affinity for consuming content (such as an article) in a particular language presented (or to be presented) in a heterogeneous feed of a social network.. .
Linkedin Corporation

Recommending a group to a user of a social networking system based on affinities of the user for members of the group

A social networking system identifies a set of groups of which a user of the social networking system is not a member and selects a group for recommendation to the user based on a predicted affinity of the user for each identified group. The social networking system computes an affinity score of the user for each of one or more members of the selected group based at least in part on information describing a set of connections between the user and each member.
Facebook, Inc.

Summarizing social interactions between users

The disclosure includes a system and method for summarizing social interactions between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive a signal stream from at least one of a hardware sensor and a virtual detector, filter the signal stream and outputting filtered signal stream including data defining human-understandable actions, identify activities associated with a first user from the filtered signal stream, generate a summary of the first user's activities, determine that the first user is within proximity to a second user, determine a degree of separation between the first user and the second user in a social network, determine a time elapsed since a last interaction between the first user and the second user, classify the first user's relationship with the second user as being a first type of relationship, a second type of relationship or a third time of relationship, responsive to having the first type of relationship, generate a first summary for the first user that includes a notification that the second user is nearby, a last interaction with the second user and recent interactions with the second user, responsive to having the second type of relationship, generate a second summary for the first user that includes the notification that the second user is nearby, the last interaction with the second user and events that the first user and the second user share in common, and responsive to having the third type of relationship, generate a third summary for the first user that includes the notification that the second user is nearby and events that the first user and the second user share in common..
Google Inc.

Determining viewer affinity for articles in a heterogeneous content feed

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which help determine a user's likely affinity for an article presented (or to be presented) in a heterogeneous feed of a social network.. .
Linkedln Corporation

Apparatus and providing customized ratings for a user

An apparatus comprises a processor configured to receive first and second ratings of a first segment of a media content respectively from second and third users; assign first and second weights respectively to the first and second ratings according to relationship in a social network between the first and second users and between the first and third users respectively; adjust the first and second ratings using the first and second weights, respectively; combine the adjusted first and second ratings to form the customized rating data of the first segment for the first user; and deliver the customized rating data of the first segment to the first user; and a memory storing the customized rating data.. .
Thomson Licensing

System and invitation to games or sports

In one example, we describe a method and system for invitation to games or sports. For example, when the user uses our system (playus), she or he gets connected to others very easily (e.g., in the city's “open league”).

Generating user notifications using beacons on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a beacon associated with a third-party content provider (e.g., a business), a current session information of the first user of an online social network. The first user's mobile device is proximate to and in a wireless communication session with the beacon, which is located at the third-party content provider.
Facebook, Inc.

Communication management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to communication management in a social networking environment. A source communication with respect to a topic may be received by the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social media connection recommendations based on playback information

Embodiments are described herein that involve a computing device initiating playback of a particular media item on a media playback system that is registered to a particular account of a social media service. The computing device may query the social media service for one or more accounts of the social media service that are registered to respective media playback systems that have played the particular media item on at least a threshold number of occasions and have not yet been connected to the particular account of the social media service within the social network.
Sonos, Inc.

Generating a group photo collection

Implementations generally relate to generating a group photo collection. In some implementations, a method includes determining a plurality of users in a specified group of users of a social network system.
Google Inc.

User event responding method and apparatus

The present disclosure discloses a user event responding method performed by a computer server hosting a social networking application involving a user account associated with a terminal and a public identifier associated with a third-party service account, including: receiving a subscription request from the terminal; establishing a subscription relationship between the user account and the third-party service account; configuring a set of auto-response rules for the subscription relationship in accordance with one or more parameters provided by the user account and the third-party service account, respectively; detecting a user event triggered by the user account at the terminal; identifying one or more keywords associated with the user event; obtaining, according to the set of auto-response rules, a response message corresponding to the detected user event and determined by the one or more keywords; and returning the obtained response message to the user account for display on the terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method and system of facilitating social interactions of users

A method and a system for facilitating social interactions of users are provided. The method includes provisioning a networking application to a user device.
Truepal Llc

Zero-knowledge environment based social networking engine

Methods, systems, and apparatus are described providing social networking engines. Specifically, the present specification relates to a method for implementing software containers implementing social network engines that may be configured to act in a zero-knowledge environment.
Eingot Llc

Social networking response management system

A system and method for managing electronic social networking includes defining content from a first user for communication to other users on an electronic social networking system. Natural language processing (nlp) and analytic analysis are applied to the content to identify a workflow for accessing and responding to the content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Online e-commerce and networking system with user-participated advertisements, joint online purchasing and dynamic user interactions

Methods, systems and programs are provided for facilitating group and role-based security access mechanism and community funds to effectively protect data privacy, to increase online advertising results, and to significantly increase online traffic and online purchasing volume. These are revolutionary technologies to disrupt the traditional non-group and non-role based logical access of a traditional social networking or e-commerce website, to pool resources, to dramatically increase internet usage and to create a win-win situation for all parties involved..

Online e-commerce and networking system with user-participated advertisements, joint online purchasing and dynamic user interactions

Methods, systems and programs are provided for transforming traditional isolated access to distributed websites on the internet into centralized access to functionalities of said distributed websites through a social networking and e-commerce website for any account associated with any user on said website, and for transforming unwanted assets of other accounts associated with other users on said social networking and e-commerce website into desirable assets of any account associated with any user. These are revolutionary technologies to: 1) disrupt the traditional isolated access to distributed websites on the internet; 2) provide one-stop access to multiple external website accounts and consolidated statements and reports associated with a user through said website; and 3) share resources among internet users, and dramatically increase internet usage and online purchasing volume so as to create a win-win situation for all parties involved..

System and providing viral marketing service

The present invention relates to so-called word-of-mouth or viral marketing that occurs through the use of a social network service (sns) or the like in a wired/wireless internet environment and has the objectives of: replacing existing search advertisement that involves relatively high advertising costs; and resolving the dissatisfaction of users due to dubious and abstract standards of compensating users who have participated in existing word-of-mouth or viral marketing and the dissatisfaction of advertisers whose advertisements are ineffective. To these ends, the present invention provides a system and method for providing a viral marketing service, which are capable of specifically calculating the levels of contribution of users through a service providing server and storing the order of recommendations of users, which forms the basis of advertising fund distribution, in a data schema format to make use of the stored order of recommendations, so as to thereafter raise the level of satisfaction of the users who have participated and also satisfy the advertisers through low advertising costs and an effective and systematic advertising service..
Tenping Inc.

Method and system for authenticating online transactions

The present invention generally relates to authenticating online transactions, and more specifically, to method and system for determining a potentially fraudulent online transaction request based on a risk parameter associated with a user in a networking platform such as, a social networking platform. The method comprises receiving an online transaction request from a user.

Cold start machine learning algorithm

In an example embodiment, a first plurality of images stored on a computing device is identified, each image having an indication that it depicts a first member of a social networking service. The first plurality of images is used as training data to a first machine learning algorithm to train a first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member, the first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member designed to calculate a member likelihood score for a candidate image.
Linkedin Corporation





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