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 Recommending objects to a user of a social networking system based on implicit interactions between the user and the recommended objects patent thumbnailRecommending objects to a user of a social networking system based on implicit interactions between the user and the recommended objects
The social networking system monitors implicit interactions between a user and objects of the social networking system with which the user has not established a connection. Based on the implicit interactions between the user and an object, the social networking system identifies a soft connection between the user and the object.
Facebook, Inc.


 Method and  social networking in a dynamic environment patent thumbnailMethod and social networking in a dynamic environment
In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for social networking in a dynamic environment. In one embodiment, a method for social networking in a network includes broadcasting a first set of one or more keywords representing one or more interests of a first user in the network, receiving a response from a second user in the network indicating interest in at least one of the interests of the first user, and connecting to a server in the network, where the server hosts a group for supporting communications between at least the first network user and the second network user..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


 Augmented news feed in an on-line social network patent thumbnailAugmented news feed in an on-line social network
A news feed system is provided to generate augmented news feed for a member of an on-line social network. When a request is detected to construct a news feed for a member in an on-line social network system, the news feed system determines a cohort of the member and, from the updates that are being presented in their respective news feeds to members of the cohort, selects a leaderboard set of updates.
Linkedin Corporation


 Targeted authentication queries based on detected user actions patent thumbnailTargeted authentication queries based on detected user actions
There are provided systems and methods for targeted authentication queries based on detected user actions. A user may perform various actions during a day, including online, electronic, or digital actions, such as social networking, messaging, and media consumption, as well as real-life actions, such as exercise, travel, and purchases.
Paypal, Inc.


 Method and system for adding an identifier patent thumbnailMethod and system for adding an identifier
A computer-implemented method of automatically adding an identifier related to a content item to a communication in a multi-user communication network such as a social network. The method comprising obtaining a robust fingerprint of the content item, retrieving the identifier from a database using the robust fingerprint, and adding the identifier formatted in a format suitable for the multi-user communication network to the communication.
Teletrax B.v.


 Method and system of private messaging in a family networking computing platform patent thumbnailMethod and system of private messaging in a family networking computing platform
In one aspect, a method of a managing an online social network includes the step of providing an online social network. The online social network includes a set of nodes, wherein each node represents a user and a set of relationships between each node.

 Maintaining relationships between users in a social network by emphasizing a post from a first user in a second user's activity stream based on detected inactivity between users patent thumbnailMaintaining relationships between users in a social network by emphasizing a post from a first user in a second user's activity stream based on detected inactivity between users
A method, system and computer program product for maintaining relationships between users in a social network. Online interactions between users in the social network are monitored.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Dynamic inclusion thresholds for social network conversations patent thumbnailDynamic inclusion thresholds for social network conversations
A social network conversation dynamic inclusion threshold causes a first subset of social network group members of a social network group to be included in a social network conversation earlier than at least one other social network group member. In accordance with the social network conversation dynamic inclusion threshold, social network posts of the social network conversation are distributed to the first subset of social network group members while delaying distribution of the social network posts of the social network conversation to the at least one other social network group member.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Publisher for generating a profile timeline patent thumbnailPublisher for generating a profile timeline
Techniques for publishing a profile timeline of a member are described.. Publisher receives, from a device of a viewer, a request to view a profile page of a member of an online social network.
Linkedln Corporation


 Method for advertising or selling products on basis of user's social network service activity patent thumbnailMethod for advertising or selling products on basis of user's social network service activity
Provided is a method for advertising a product on the basis of a social network service activity of a user comprises posting, by an operation server, information on a product online for a predetermined time period; receiving an experience application for the product, through a user device of each user, from at least one user who has registered in the operation server with sns interworking information for interworking with at least one sns server; selecting at least one person to experience the product who will promote the product from among the users who have applied for the experience according to a predetermined condition when the predetermined time elapses; and providing the product to the person to experience the product and requesting the user device to share the review information related to the product with another user in an sns server registered by the person to experience the product.. .
08liter Corp.


Systems and methods for automating design transformations based on user preference and activity data

A method includes determining a recommended aspect for content that includes at least one image. The recommended aspect is determined at least in part based on activity data that indicates aspects of other content authored by or interacted with by a plurality of authors in at least one social network, website, application software, or mobile application software (app).

System and brand management using social networks

A system for brand management using social networks comprising an application server, social network crawler software modules, third party service integration software modules, an analytics server, a report generator, a search engine, a behavioral analysis engine, a recommendation engine, and a database. A user registers and provides data pertaining to a brand.
Readypulse, Inc.

Method and distributing advertisements using social networks and financial transaction card networks

An exemplary method for distributing an offer to a mobile device includes identifying a location of a first mobile device, identifying offer preferences for a user of the first mobile device, and distributing the offer to the first mobile device. The offer is an offer for the purchase of goods or services, the offer meets the offer preferences of the user of the first mobile device, and the offer is encoded with a first offer identifier corresponding to the user of the first mobile device..
Mastercard International Incorporated

Just-in-time onboarding

A system determines an intent of a current user who is interacting with an online social networking system, and requests information from the current user based on the determined intent of the current user. The system then receives the requested information from the current user, and provides a service or information to the current user based on the intent of the current user and the information provided by the current user..
Linkedin Corporation

Social networking automatic trending indicating system

Systems, methods and/or software for identifying relevancy and trending among multiple messages in a social networking context. Topics that are of interest and/or relevant to a user are classified based on factors including frequency and trending behavior.
International Business Machines Corporation

Ranking proximity of data sources with authoritative entities in social networks

Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method for ranking a proximity of data sources with one or more reference entities, which may be authoritative entities. The method comprises identifying several data sources and one or more reference entities.
International Business Machines Corporation

Preferred consumption of social media

Techniques are described for preferred consumption of social media. In one implementation, a computer program product comprises a computer-readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation

Finding friends for multiuser online games

The present disclosure relates to games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games, such as online role-playing games, playable by more than one person from more than one location. The game engine can search a player's social network to find friends to play with.
Zynga Inc.

Location-based social software for mobile devices

A method for communicating location information to a device includes receiving, at a computer system that implements a social networking service, location information that represents a geographic location of a device associated with a first user; associating, by the computer system, the received location information with a profile associated with the first user; and sending, from the computer system to a device associated with a second user, a message that is generated based at least in part on the location information.. .

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, a social networking system queries a social graph of the social-networking system for social content associated with video content provided to one or more users of the social-networking system and accesses privacy settings associated with each of the one or more users. The privacy settings indicate whether a particular user has authorized the social-networking system to share social content associated with the particular user with one or more third parties.

Integrating social media with recordation of broadcast data

Social media and recordation of programs scheduled to be broadcast is provided. Media content, including feedback data, is gathered and associated tags are extracted.

Method and system to identify data and content delivery on a cellular network using a social network

An approach is defined to establish consumption analytics of network nodes of a social network. Content is tagged and the content consumption analytics are derived from the content consumption.

Adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface

An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated method may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update.

Method for associating previously created social media data with an individual or entity

The systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products described herein allow a user to find published content that may be about the user on a social network by analyzing the user's profile information and social contact information to generate terms, face recognition data, contacts and other data, searching the contacts based on the generated terms, face recognition data, and other data and identifying content that may be about the user.. .

Identifying and publishing company milestones in response to events generated from a social networking service

This disclosure is directed to monitoring events generated by a social networking service and determining whether the generated events signify a company milestone for an organizational member. The events may be generated by members of the social networking service or by external websites being monitored by the social networking service.

Course ingestion and recommendation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a course ingestion engine (hereinafter “c.i. Engine”) that extracts a least a portion of a word present in a course description of an online course.

Video icons

In one embodiment, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive an input video associated with a first user of an online social networking system. The computer systems receive, from a client system of a second user of the online social networking system, a request to view content associated with the first user.

Tagging posted content in a social networking system with media information

A social networking system allows a user to insert media information into content posted by the user, where the media information identifies a media item that the user is consuming while composing the posted content. When a user of a social networking system composes content via a composer interface, the user may select an option on the composer interface to record audio using a microphone on the user's device.

Social media feedback for routing user communications

A call handling platform receives a call placed by a caller to a calling number. The platform examines parameters of the call, determines identifying information of the caller and matches the identifying information with a social network username corresponding to a social media network.

Social incentive optimization in online social networks

A social networking system receives from a member an item for sharing on the social networking system. The system determines whether the item for sharing is a first sharing for the member or whether the member has not shared an item for a time period that transgresses a threshold.

Message sending method, apparatus, and system, and server

A method for delivering messages performed at a server includes: generating a group-sending interface invocation request, and sending the group-sending interface invocation request to an open platform server, where the group-sending interface invocation request carries a to-be-sent message and at least one group identifier, a follower group corresponding to each group identifier includes a user account of at least one follower of a target user account, the target user account is a user account that a service provider applies for to the social networking application, the group-sending interface invocation request is used to invoke a message group-sending interface provided by the open platform server, and the message group-sending interface is configured to send a message to a client terminal corresponding to a user account in a follower group corresponding to each of the at least one group identifier.. .

Method for rule-based gift giving

A method for rule-based gift giving method collects information about life events of one or more friends from one or more social network systems and/or from one or more online profiles. The gathered information may be organized in a news stream format or a calendar items format.

Social network payment system

A method for providing social network payments includes receiving a request to make a payment. The request is associated with a social network payer and a social network payee.

Blending by query classification on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query from a user and identifying one or more objects that match the search query. The method includes determining one or more search intents of the search query based on one or more topics associated with the identified objects and a ratio of object-types of the identified objects.

Classifying social media users

Methods and systems for classifying social media users. The system computes a plurality of subgraphs from a user's social graph network and considers which types of subgraphs are overly represented in the user's social network to determine whether a user belongs to a certain class.

Static rankings for search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an indication that a first user has interacted with a first object within a newsfeed of an online social network, the first object including one or more n-grams, and identifying a list of second objects from one or more data stores, each second object matching one or more of the n-grams from the first object and being identified based at least in part on a predetermined static-rank of the second object. The method also includes calculating a final-rank for each of the identified second objects and determining one or more revised static-ranks for one or more of the identified second objects based on a comparison of the final-ranks and the static-ranks of the identified second objects..

Methods and systems for generation of flexible sentences in a social networking system

Some embodiments include a computer-implement method of producing a flexible sentence syntax to facilitate one or more computer applications to generate and publish sentence expressions. For example, the method can include providing a developer interface to define a flexible sentence syntax that controls one or more sentences publishable by an application service.

Global virtual trade and social network

The invention is a method and system of visualizing, presenting, and querying data so that it can provide a more even playing field for both searching users and providers of goods and services arranged in a territorial, categorical, floor, block and object view. This avoids the display of information as just a list of results wherein the list may often times not be sorted based on relevancy but rather which supplier has paid the most in order to have their result filter to the top of the list..

Movie night

A system uses physical proximity and at least one existing database, e.g., a social network, to provide a group recommendation, such as a movie recommendation, to a group of users without any user interaction. Physical proximity is enabled by devices supporting detection of a beacon from a beacon broadcasting device.
Thomson Licensing

Social network screening for time-shifted content viewing

An application is provided to a portable computing device to control access to social media. A user can play back recorded content that friends have commented on previously on social media.

Social networking system targeted message synchronization

Targeted messages are sent to users of social networking system (sns) based on the detection of airings of advertisements in time-based media. This approach allows advertisers to leverage their investment in, for example, television advertising by sending advertisements to sns users who have likely seen the advertisements within shows that they have expressed interest in the context of a sns.
Bluefin Labs, Inc.

Content sharing recommendations

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for providing content sharing recommendations are provided. For example, signals, associated with a user (e.g., a location of the user, an event occurring near the user, an activity being performed by the user, content of a message recently received by the user or being composed by the user, etc.), are evaluated to identify a context associated with the user (e.g., the user may be composing a social network post about a basketball game that the user is attending).
Yahoo!, Inc.

Adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface

An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated system may include a processor and a memory storing an application program, which, when executed on the processor, performs an operation that may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update.
International Business Machines Corporation

Implicit geolocation of social networking users

In one embodiment, one or more computing systems receive a request for a location prediction for a user from a service. The computing systems access one or more real-time location signals and one or more aggregated location signals.
Facebook, Inc.

Location-based open social networks

Systems and methods for open social networks configured for a location or place. In an aspect, a map shows up after an app is started at user's device.

Inferring the location of users in online social media platforms using social network analysis

Described is a system for inferring the location of users in online social media platforms using social network analysis. A social network is first extracted from data from at least one social media platform.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc

User context mechanisms for online communication platforms

An online communication platform, such as a social networking site, in which user indicia and user-specified content are presented proximate user context mechanisms. User context mechanisms may include indicia of circumstances local to an associated user, such as local time of day, difference in time from the time at the viewing user's location, and local weather conditions.
Alw World Llc

Providing reverse preference designations in a network

This technology is directed to systems and methods for indicating preference settings in a network, for example, a social network, that prevent other users with whom a particular user shares affinity from transmitting communications and/or social content relating to the particular user to those who are not within the particular user's social groups. The systems and methods provide user preferences that specify user designations relating to content or communication indicated by others that involve the users..
Google Inc.

Reconjugating user social profile attributes into conversational prompts

This disclosure presents a system, methods, and software for using elements of social network objects associated with a user to prompt the user to engage in other activities on a social networking site. A system receives a plurality of social network content items associated with a user.
Google Inc.

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.

Social network-based asset provisioning system

Embodiments are generally directed to providing a requestor with an asset that has been guaranteed by a guarantor, and to negotiating an asset guarantee with various guarantors. In one scenario, a computer system receives an asset request to guarantee a particular asset, accesses a database to retrieve attributes associated with the requestor and prepares a requestor cost function.

Social network based advertisement

Systems and methods for advertisement using location-based open social networking circles. The circles are arranged for businesses respectively.

Drill-down approach to providing data about entities in a social graph

Techniques are provided for displaying information about entities in a social network. An analysis of profiles of multiple representatives is performed.
Linkedin Corporation

Using machine learning techniques to determine propensities of entities identified in a social graph

Techniques are provided for determining a propensity or likelihood that a person in a social network will perform a particular action. A statistical model that is trained based on multiple features of each member in a first plurality of members of a social network is stored.
Linkedln Corporation

Codeless sharing of spreadsheet objects

A user interface that when selected triggers the automatic sharing of a spreadsheet object in a spreadsheet with a chosen network service (e.g. social network, blog, or some other network location).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Recommendations from comments on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a text post from a client system of a first user of an online social network and parsing the text post to identify a query associated with the post. The method includes receiving one or more comments responsive to the text post from one or more second users of the online social network and determining, for each of the comments, whether the comment includes a recommendation responsive to the query.
Facebook, Inc.

Suggested queries based on interaction history on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a user of an online social network, a text query comprising one or more n-grams inputted by the user. The method also includes identifying a first set of candidate keyword phrases matching the one or more n-grams of the text query, where each candidate keyword phrase in the first set includes one or more n-grams extracted from content associated with a third-party content object interacted with by the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system of family networking computing platform

In one aspect, a computerized method provides an online social network, wherein online social network comprises a set of nodes, wherein each node represents a user and a set of relationships between each node. The computerized method identifies a set of users that are members of the same family.

Retrieval and display of related content using text stream data feeds

Mechanisms are provided for retrieving and presenting related content using text stream data feeds. Text stream data feeds such as caption information associated with media content or conversations associated with social networking applications are aggregated and used to retrieve related media content, text documents, and advertisements.

Account information obtaining method, terminal, server and system

An account information obtaining method performed at a terminal includes the following steps: in response to a request of a current user of the terminal, invoking a social networking application running on the terminal to obtain biological information of a target user; extracting biological feature data from the biological information, and sending the biological feature data to a server; receiving, from the server, account information of the target user whose at least one associated biological feature data sample matches the biological feature data, and displaying the account information on the terminal; and in response to a selection of the account information by the current user of the terminal, adding the account information to a contact list of the current user's account at the social networking application so that the current user can communicate with the target user directly.. .

Client side social network response tracking

Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to response subscriptions and provide a method, system and computer program product for response tracking across social networks. In one embodiment of the invention, a social networking response tracking method can be provided.

Determining stories of interest based on quality of unconnected content

A system identifies unconnected content items of high quality and provides the unconnected content items for display to a user. The method comprises receiving several content items posted on pages of a social networking system.

Combining updates of a social network feed

Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for combining updates of a social network feed. In some implementations, a feed of a social networking system can be configured to share feed items associated with an enterprise record.

Social music system and method with continuous, real-time pitch correction of vocal performance and dry vocal capture for subsequent re-rendering based on selectively applicable vocal effect(s) schedule(s)

Vocal musical performances may be captured and, in some cases or embodiments, pitch-corrected and/or processed in accord with a user selectable vocal effects schedule for mixing and rendering with backing tracks in ways that create compelling user experiences. In some cases, the vocal performances of individual users are captured on mobile devices in the context of a karaoke-style presentation of lyrics in correspondence with audible renderings of a backing track.

Social network making informed political decisions

Methods and systems for allowing users to make informed political decisions are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method of assisting users in making informed political decisions is provided.

Social network systems and methods of operation

A method of forming unique, private, personal, virtual social networks on a social network system that includes a database storing data relating to corresponding user entities. The method includes: a first user entity sending an invitation to a second user entity, recording in the database the second user entity as a direct contact of the first user entity and determining that third user entities, directly connected to the second user entity, are indirect contacts.

Computer implemented methods and informing a user of social network data when the data is relevant to the user

Disclosed are examples of apparatus, methods, and computer readable storage media for informing one or more users of social network data such as group data when the data is relevant to the user(s). For example, when one or more keywords are identified as being associated with both a group of an online social network and the user, a communication with information identifying the group data can be generated and provided to a display device accessible by the user.

Calculating a trust score

Systems, devices, and methods are described herein for calculating a trust score. The trust score may be calculated between entities including, but not limited to, human users, groups of users, organizations, or businesses/corporations.

Group discourse architecture

For a given time period, for each pair of a plurality of participants in a meeting, it is determined whether a connection exists between members of the pair. For the given time period, for each pair of the participants for which a connection exists, a valence of the connection is determined; a social network is created, depicting the connections and their valences; and, based on the social network, at least one faction is identified within the plurality of participants in the meeting.

Methods systems and computer program products for verifying consumer identity during transaction

Computerized methods, systems and computer program products for determining how an identity of a consumer can be verified during a transaction involving the consumer and a merchant. Embodiments access and analyze data of an account the consumer has with an online social network to derive a challenge question response options.

Visual storytelling authentication

Method, system and media for authenticating a subject as a user. Embodiments generate visual stories specific to the user and for which the subject must select the corresponding images from among a plurality of decoy images.

Data feeds with peripherally presented interesting content

A social data feed, comprising a set of data items submitted by individuals in a social network, may be presented to the user, but the frequency of new data items appearing in the social data feed may be overwhelming, and may cause the user to miss data items that may be of interest. Instead, potentially interesting data items may be selected and peripherally presented to the user, e.g., as a tiled set of thumbnail images presented near the right edge of the display, adjusted for low contrast with the display background.

Searching for ideograms in an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first query inputted by a first user at a first client system, the first query including one or more n-grams; identifying ideograms, each ideogram being associated with one or more tags, each identified ideogram being associated with at least one tag matching at least one of the n-grams of the received first query; calculating, for each identified ideogram, a use-probability for the ideogram given the received first query, wherein the use-probability is based at least in part on a frequency of use associated with the ideogram; and sending, to the first client system, instructions for presenting a first set of ideograms comprising one or more of the identified ideograms, the first set being determined based on the calculated use-probabilities associated with the ideograms.. .

System and identifying contacts of a target user in a social network

When using web intelligence (“webint”) to collect information regarding a target social network user, one of the most valuable pieces of information is the target user's list-of-friends (lof). In some cases, however, the lof of the target user is not accessible in his profile.

Commentary management in a social networking environment which includes a set of media clips

Disclosed aspects relate to commentary management in a social networking environment. The social networking environment may include a set of media clips.

Representation of people in a spreadsheet

A spreadsheet includes a native spreadsheet object that represents a person. The person object may be used within a spreadsheet just as any other spreadsheet objects are utilized.

Method and system for matchmaking connections within a gaming social network

Techniques for recommending and establishing connections between users within a gaming social network, designed for connecting users having common gaming interests or characteristics. Embodiments include methods for recommending connections from members of an out-of-game social network, the gaming social network, and gaming activity participants; evaluating user profile information and user characteristics in a gaming social network and gaming activity in a game networking system to determine an appropriate set of connections for a selected user; and presenting graphical user interface content and configurations to enable the suggestion, review, and accepting of recommended connections in the gaming social network..

Mobility of application services in a distributed computing system

The disclosure is directed to moving an application, e.g., a messenger service in a social networking application, to various locations in a distributed computing system, e.g., to improve an efficiency of the application. For example, the application can be moved to a data center that is closer to a location of a user to decrease a latency associated with accessing the application.
Facebook, Inc.

Exchanging personal information to determine a common interest

A user agent of a user selects another user having a user agent. The user agents exchange personal information about the user and personal information about the other user.
Four Mile Bay, Llc

Real buddies

A social networking website that connects people with different exercise interest whether walking, jogging or running. The member will create a profile account wherein they can invite or accept another account holders with the same exercise interest.

Method and system of incorporating team challenges into a social game

In a method and system of incorporating team challenges into a social game, a request to start a team challenge is received. The team challenge includes an in-game task that a plurality of players is to complete, with the plurality of players including an initiator and a helper.
Zynga Inc.

Linking external profession data to social network

Generally discussed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for harmonizing information from different taxonomies and providing career information based on the harmonized information. A method can include receiving a request for the career information, the request including one or more job titles and one or more job locations associated with the job titles, mapping the one or more job titles to one or more profession titles, mapping the one or more job locations to one or more profession locations, executing a query for statistics associated with the career information, the query including the one or more profession titles and the one or more profession locations to which the one or more job titles and the one or more job locations respectively map, and providing the career information based on the statistics returned from executing the query..
Linkedin Corporation

System and matching a consumer with a sales representative

A system and method is disclosed having at least one sensor operable to detect a presence of a consumer in a retail environment and at least one database storing personal information of the consumer and a plurality of sales representatives employed by the retail environment. The personal information includes at least one of a personality profile based on data from at least one social network system and text communications, photographic data, and video data on the social network system.
Dealerdirect Llc D/b/a Forddirect

Social sponsor method using a social network service and credit card payment information

A social sponsor method using a social network service and credit card payment information is provided. The method includes approving use of member information; providing purchaser information; identifying the member of the social network service; providing personal connection information of the purchaser; making social sponsor group by member stores; permitting sponsor authority; and implementing social sponsorship such that novel sponsorship culture can take root through sustained sponsor and living of sponsor, a specific network between a merchandiser (member store) and a sponsor can be composed and simultaneously a network among sponsors as well as between the merchandiser and a recipient can be composed, and reputation and sales amount of the merchandiser can be improved by sponsorship.

Graphical output of characteristics of person

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to generating a graphical output of characteristics of a person. A server accesses information about a person, the information comprising one or more of: a public social networking service profile of the person, information submitted by the person, an assessment of the person, and data published by the person.
Linkedin Corporation

Intelligent seat management

Providing seating recommendations is provided. Seating recommendations for a current day in an open seating environment are generated based on analysis of previous seat selection information, calendar information, and social network information corresponding to a user and current seat assignments to other users in the open seating environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and searching and matching content over social networks relevant to an individual

The present invention is directed at a system and method for searching and matching content over social networks relevant to a specific individual. In an aspect, the individual relevant content search system provides search results and information that is relevant to the individual's perspective..
Bpu International, Inc.

Co-movement-based automatic categorization system using life-logging data and method thereof

Provided is a co-movement-based automatic categorization method, which includes: receiving image data created by photographing a plurality of subjects; detecting movement data including information on subjects' behaviors from the image data; determining whether or not co-movement between the subjects has been done during each predetermined time interval, and generating co-movement clusters in synchronized time sections, and non-co-movement clusters in desynchronized time sections depending on results of determination; if the duration time of a co-movement cluster is shorter than a standard co-movement duration time, converting the co-movement cluster to a non-co-movement cluster; categorizing the co-movement clusters by grouping a plurality of co-movement clusters existing in the same timeslot into one group; and forming a social network with a co-movement cluster group or a single co-movement cluster, and issuing a social identification to the social network.. .
Emotion Science Research Center

Systems and methods for customizing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that a user operating a computing device has accessed a content item through the social networking system. A determination is made that the content item includes at least a first section of content and a second section of content, wherein the first section of content is restricted to users that are associated with a group of users, and wherein the second section of content is available to all users.
Facebook, Inc.

Drone device security system for protecting a package

A fact checking system utilizes social networking information and analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The social networking fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information and/or provides a status of the information, including automatically modifying a web page to include the fact check results.

Method and presenting gamer performance at a social network

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving at a computer device a plurality of stimulus signals generated by one or more gaming accessory devices of a gamer controlling a gaming application, generating a plurality of gaming stimulations based on the plurality of stimulus signals, generating a plurality of gaming action results from the gaming application responsive to the plurality of gaming stimulations, combining the plurality of gaming action results and the plurality of gaming stimulations to generate a plurality of hardware statistics associated with the gamer, and transmitting to a social network the plurality of hardware statistics associated with the gamer.. .
Steelseries Aps

Audio snippet information network

This invention describes an audio snippet exchange network that allows people to subscribe to audio snippets that are published by other members on the network. The audio snippets may also have user contributed metadata related to them, such that the recipients can search a library of audio snippets and play back only those that match the search term.

Activity information sharing method and apparatus

A real-time activity information sharing method performed at a user terminal include: invoking, by the user terminal, an activity tracking application running on the user terminal; establishing, by the user terminal, a near field communication connection between the activity tracking application and a real-time activity information collection apparatus located adjacent the user terminal; executing, by the user terminal, a control instruction on the activity tracking application that causes the real-time activity information collection apparatus to processes real-time activity information associated with a user of the user terminal; receiving, by the user terminal, real-time activity information collected by the real-time activity information collection apparatus of a current activity of the user on the activity tracking application; and sharing, by the user terminal, the real-time activity information on a social networking application by using the control instruction on the activity tracking application running on the user terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Goal-based social networking to improve user motivation

A method to create and to link user profiles in a social networking system may include dynamically determining a current progress level of a first user with respect to a goal of the first user based on data received from a sensor or user input. The method may include, in response to determining that the current progress level of the first user satisfies the threshold progress level with respect to a goal of the first user, changing a user profile of the first user to include an indication that the first user has reached an achievement level with respect to the goal of the first user.
Fujitsu Limited

Urban professional genome

A professional social networking system identifies occupations and locations of persons in a city from profiles of the persons in the system. For each city or neighborhood, identified occupation and industry, the system calculates different metrics of interpersonal connectivity and compares them to a model constructed with respect to average nation-wide trends.
Linkedin Corporation

Proxy shopping registry

Methods and systems are provided for facilitating purchases by one person for another person. A user can take advantage of one or more social networks to facilitate purchases by proxy shoppers for the user.
Paypal, Inc.

Person to person and social network electronic transactions using rich media

Systems and methods for providing payment request management includes receiving, through a network from a first sender device associated with the first sender, a payment request associated with the first sender and a receiver. A personalization configuration associated with the payment request is determined.
Paypal, Inc.

Data infrastructure and estimating influence spread in social networks

A system and method are provided for determining influence spread in social networks. The method includes generating a plurality of samples using a computing device, each sample corresponding to a collection of all edge weights for a social network graph topology; and allocating, by the computing device, the plurality of samples into at least one batch, a size of which is being determined according to a number of threads and global memory space available in a multi-processor platform.
Sysomos L.p.

Systems and methods to identify job titles for connections on a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to determine scores regarding suitability of connections of a user for employment with an organization with which the user is employed based on a first machine learning model. Job titles for which the connections are suited are determined based on a second machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

System and generating user behavioral avatar based on personalized backup

A personalized data backup application logs all user actions performed with the user's electronic files. During operation, all files modified by user actions, such as sending messages, uploading images or videos, taking pictures/videos, posting on social networks or in the chats, activating voice or sensory devices, are detected.
Acronis International Gmbh

Approximate privacy indexing for search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, a request to post content to the online social network, identifying a plurality of second users, wherein each second user is associated with a privacy setting, and wherein a percentage of the identified second users have a privacy setting likely to make the content posted by the first user accessible to the second user, determining, for each identified second user, whether the content posted by the first user is accessible to the second user, and sending, to one or more client systems of one or more of the second users, respectively, instructions for presenting the content posted by the first user, wherein the content is sent to second users determined to be able to access the content and is not sent to second users determined to be not able to access the content.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Digital rights management progressive control and background processing

Digital rights management progressive control and background processing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital rights management module is embedded as part of the content.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Increasing content circulation in a social networking service

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to increasing content circulation in a social networking service. A server accesses a content item for a user.
Linkedin..corporation

Client-side search templates for online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at the mobile client system, a text string inputted into a query field by a first user, accessing, from a local data store, a set of grammar templates, each grammar template comprising query tokens referencing an object stored in the local data store, generating one or more natural-language suggested queries by matching portions of the text string to query tokens of the grammar templates, each suggested query comprising references to one or more of the objects stored in the local data store and the natural-language string of the matching grammar template, calculating a cost for each grammar template based at least in part on one or more portions of text string not corresponding to one of the query tokens, and displaying one or more suggested queries to the first user, each having a calculated cost below a threshold cost value.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Entertainment server and associated social networking services

Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems that interact with users so as to provide for social networking and/or other services. In certain exemplary embodiments, an entertainment system is configured to provide jukebox-related and entertainment system mediated services that are accessible from within and from the outside of the location, coordinating social networking services among and between patrons within and outside of the location and also providing for advertisement opportunities.
Touchtunes Music Corporation

Device and generational social communication

Exemplary embodiments relate to a device for generational social communication, including a media contents processor configured to receive media content and additional information associated with the media content from a social network service (sns) server and display the same on display, a user option provider configured to provide at least one user-selectable option for the media content on the display, and a user option launcher configured to launch a selected user-selectable option when the user-selectable option is selected by a user, and a method for generational social communication using the same.. .
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Video content deep diving

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for displaying content associated with a video element of a video are provided. For example, a video may comprise video elements (e.g., pixels of frames of the video depicting an entity such as a car, an actor, a monument, etc.) that are tagged with content tags (e.g., a textual string such as a search query used to obtain content from content providers).
Yahoo!, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments a social networking system may receive authorization from a first user of a social-networking system to control at least in part one or more functions of a set-top box (stb) of the first user, determine one or more social actions of one or more second users of the social-networking system, determine one or more instructions for the stb of the first user based at least in part on the social actions, and provide the instructions for the stb of the first user. The social-networking system includes a graph having a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes..
Facebook, Inc.

Frame devices for a socially networked artwork ecosystem

The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for a using one or more customized electronic devices to enable connection with an artwork ecosystem and social network so that content can be customized, delivered, and displayed to a user so as to maximize the user experience. A frame device receives, from a central server, media content item data, and determines whether the user preferences stored at the frame device allow a media content item associated with the received media content item to be presented.

Systems and methods for identifying matching content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that a publisher is providing a first live content stream for distribution through the social networking system, the first live content stream including copyrighted content. A determination is made that a broadcaster is providing a second live content stream for distribution through the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Method of modifying play of an original content form

A method of facilitating modified content play such that modification actions may be implemented during play of original content form. The modification actions may be specified by users to modify the original content form.
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

Social ad hoc networking protocol and presentation layer

In one embodiment, a method includes implementing an ad hoc network protocol comprising transmitting, from a first mobile device, one or more neighbor messages that includes a first user identifier corresponding to a first user of the first mobile device, wherein the first user identifier corresponds to a user account of the first user in a social networking system, receiving, at the first mobile device, one or more second neighbor messages from one or more second mobile devices that include second user identifiers corresponding to respective second users of the one or more second mobile devices, wherein the second user identifiers correspond to respective user accounts of one or more second users in the social networking system, and storing, at the first mobile device, information received in the one or more second neighbor messages for access by one or more applications hosted on the first mobile device.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Providing and managing privacy scores

Methods for providing a privacy setting for a target user relative to relationships with a number of other users in a social network utilizing an electronic computing device are presented, the method including: causing the electronic computing device to retrieve a current privacy setting for a common profile item, where the common profile item corresponds with the target user and each of the number of other users, and where the common profile item is one of a number of common profile items; causing the electronic computing device to calculate a pseudo-common profile item sensitivity value for the common profile item based on the current privacy settings of the target user and the number of other users; causing the electronic computing device to calculate a final common profile item sensitivity value for the common profile item based on the current privacy setting.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Dynamic alerting for experiments ramping

A machine may be configured to manage alerts related to ramping a/b experiments. For example, the machine identifies an a/b experiment that targets users of a social networking service (sns).
Linkedin Corporation

Purchasing behavior analysis apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A purchasing behavior analysis apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires posting information about a specific product from posting information posted to a social networking service; a conversion unit; and an artificial neural network. The artificial neural network includes a first determination layer which determines whether a user is interested in the product, a second determination layer which determines whether the user wants the product, and a third determination layer which determines whether the user is predicted to purchase the product in the future.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Awareness engine

Techniques for designing an awareness engine that organizes and serves popularly discussed and viral online content in response to user search queries. In an aspect, quality online content is identified by analyzing posts by users of a social network over specific time periods.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Quantifying social influence

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving social network data associated with a first user of one or more social-networking systems, calculating one or more social influence factors for the first user based on the social network data, where the social influence factors include a size of the first user's audience on the social-networking systems and one or more content-related factors based on social media content generated by the first user on the social-networking systems, determining a social influence score of the first user based upon the social influence factors, and performing an action based on the social influence score of the first user. The social network data may include one or more sizes of the first user's audience on each of the corresponding social-networking systems, and the size of the first user's audience may be based on a sum of the audience sizes..
Facebook, Inc.

Social network service system and social network service method using the same

Provided are a social network service system and a social network service method using the same. The social network service system includes a communication terminal configured to transmit an upload image that is photographed through a camera module or is included in the communication terminal together with information data for social networking, and a management server configured to receive the upload image and the information data for social networking from the communication terminal and to store the received upload image and the received information data for social networking, wherein the management server selects music information suitable for the upload image and stores the music information together with the upload image..
Demian Lab

Identifying future location and providing path crossing indications

A user of a mobile device may use the technique to obtain future location-based situation awareness, e.g., a future location route displayed on the user's mobile device. That future location route comprises the user's future locations through time and space, e.g., a set of planned meetings at successive locations in a geographic area.
Proxpro, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine a first media device of a first user of a social-networking system and determine a second media device of a second user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems access a social graph of the social-networking system, update the social graph based on the determined first and second media devices, and stream media from the first media device to the second media device using the updated social graph.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system to enable mobile users to receive personalized notifications

A customizable notification system permits a user of a mobile device to configure notification preferences for different accounts and services that the user subscribes to, such as notification from email, instant messaging, and social networks. A notification viewer on the mobile device provides an aggregated view of notifications coming from different sources, customized according to the user's preferences, such as filter preferences and delivery preferences..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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

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

Systems and methods for providing location-based data analytics

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a set of users of a transportation system. A set of user social network profiles on a social networking system associated with the set of users is determined, each of the user social network profiles associated with user social network information.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying matching content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that a first content item was provided for publication through the social networking system. At least some portions of the first content item that match content included in a second content item are determined, the second content item being accessible through the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Color-related social networking recommendations using affiliated colors

Systems and methods are provided for generating social networking recommendations. A color preference of a first user may be determined from a color palette of a first image associated with the user and/or a color palette of an item associated with the user.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Universal ledger

The present invention provides systems and methods for tracking obligations incurred between individuals. The method may include receiving a request from a first party, where the request includes an expense incurred by the first party for the benefit of a second party.
The Western Union Company

Retail website user interface, systems, and methods for displaying trending looks

A system including a graphical user interface (gui) displayed on a display device is disclosed. The gui includes a plurality of images displayed on the display device, each image being of a look that is determined to be trending within a previous time period; and each image is displayed as taken by a photographer and posting on a social network..
Target Brands Inc.

Marketing management system

A method and apparatus for influencing a potential customer to purchase an item. The item for targeted marketing is identified.
Adp, Llc

Systems and methods for providing location-based data analytics applications

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive user social network information, including user location information, for a plurality of users. The plurality of users is filtered based on user social network information.
Facebook, Inc.

Retail website user interface, systems, and methods for displaying trending looks by location

A system including a graphical user interface (gui) displayed on a display device is disclosed. The gui includes a plurality of images displayed on the display device, each image being of a look that is determined to be trending within a previous time period; and each image is displayed as taken by a photographer and posting on a social network.
Target Brands Inc.

Methods and systems for quantifying closeness of two sets of nodes in a network

Network-based relative proximity measures according to the present invention quantify the closeness between any two sets of nodes (e.g., drug targets and disease genes in a biological network, or groups of people in a social network). The proximity takes into account the scale-free nature of real-world networks and corrects for degree-bias (i.e., due to incompleteness or study biases) by incorporating various distance definitions between the two sets of nodes and comparison of these distances to those of randomly selected nodes in the network (i.e., the distance relative to random expectation), therefore improving processing of the network data.
Northeastern University

Data infrastructure and ingesting and updating a continuously evolving social network

Data infrastructure systems and methods are provided for updating a continuously evolving social network. The social network is representable by a social network graph.
Sysomos L.p.

Social-based optimization of web crawling for online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying, by a search engine of an online social network, web domains external to the online social network. The method includes accessing domain-quality signals associated with each web domain.
Facebook, Inc.

Temporal clustering of social networking content

The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for efficiently identifying periodic trends of user-defined annotations among users of a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein involve grouping a set of digital content items into subsets of digital content items and performing one or more iterations of a clustering algorithm on the grouped set of digital content items to identify one or more temporal clusters of the user-defined annotation.
Facebook, Inc.

Query networks evaluation system and method

A query network is disclosed, comprising sets of nodes and edges connecting pairs of nodes. The nodes of the query network are associated with edge-defining queries.
Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.

Keyword search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, a text query including one or more n-grams, including an ambiguous n-gram. The method includes searching multiple keyword generators to identify one or more keyword suggestions matching the ambiguous n-gram, each keyword generator having a particular type.
Facebook, Inc.

Generation and management of social graph

Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe utilization of a social graph, created from evaluation of extracted social media data, to generate temporal snapshots related to social media data. The temporal snapshots enable users to explore different levels of interest related to social media data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like.
Nike, Inc.

Application platform security enforcement in cross device and ownership structures

Methods and systems provide application platform security enforcement. A distributed system communicates between a plurality of remote devices and at least one secured server to facility providing a secured service.
The Toronto-dominion Bank

Application platform security enforcement in cross device and ownership structures

Methods and systems provide application platform security enforcement. A distributed system communicates between a plurality of remote devices and at least one secured server to facility providing a secured service.
The Toronto-dominion Bank

Security control social network user, social application device and terminal

A security control method for a social network user, a social application device and a terminal are provided. The method includes: when information is exchanged between users, a local-end social application acquires the security control authority of a local-end user set by an opposite-end user, and the local-end social application controls, according to the security control authority of the local-end user, the copying operation and the screen capturing operation of the local-end user on the information exchanged..
Zte Corporation

Characterizing and managing social network interactions

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of attributes of a social network of a first member and a set of historic interactions in the social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Device for implementing body fluid analysis and social networking event planning

Event planning using social networking enables an efficient implementation of planning an event, as well as minimizing network traffic and optimizing other technological aspects of life. Additional information acquired by sensors and other technology is able to improve the quality of the event planning.

Mechanism for reputation feedback based on real time interaction

A method for confirming that a user interacted with a resource provider before allowing the user to submit feedback associated with the resource provider is disclosed. A social network provider can query entities that are aware of the user's interaction history before activating a feedback function.
Visa International Service Assocation

Engagement-based selection of content for member segments of social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system calculates one or more quantiles from a distribution of historic user engagement with content within a member segment of a social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Predicting influence in social networks

A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for predicting influence in a social network. In one embodiment, the method comprises identifying a set of users of the social network, and identifying a subset of the users as influential users based on defined criteria.
International Business Machines Corporation

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like.
Nike, Inc.

Event detection, confirmation and publication system that integrates sensor data and social media

Enables integration of sensor data with other information on servers such as social media sites to detect, confirm and/or publish events. Sensors may measure values such as motion, temperature, humidity, wind, pressure, elevation, light, sound, or heart rate, etc.
Blast Motion Inc.

Associating received contact information with user profiles stored by a social networking system

A social networking system receives contact information from a social networking system user. The received contact information is stored and associated with a user profile in the social networking system including information matching at least a portion of the stored content information.
Facebook, Inc.

Viewpoint tracking data for improved feed relevance

A system and method includes obtaining activity data of an online social networking system, the activity data including duration data indicative of a duration in which at least some of the content items has previously been displayed on other feeds of members of the online social networking system and interactions with the content items by the members. For each of the content items, a probability score of the member to interact with the content item is determined by applying a logistic regression model to the duration data and the interactions to determine, at least in part, a probability score of the member to interact with the content item and the feed is generated with at least some of the content items having an order based on the probability score for each of the at least some content items..
Linkedin Corporation

Search result snippets for structured search queries

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, a first structured query comprising a natural-language string generated by a context-free grammar model and references to one or more objects associated with the online social network; identifying one or more objects associated with the online social network matching the first structured query; and sending, to the client system, instructions for presenting a search-results interface comprising one or more of the search results corresponding to one or more of the identified objects, respectively, each search result comprising one or more snippets, each snippet comprising contextual information about the identified object corresponding to the search result, wherein at least one of the snippets of each search result comprises one or more references to the one or more objects referenced in the first structured query.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Statistical feature engineering of user attributes

A method trains a model for providing content items to users of a social networking system. The system generates profile vectors based on user profile information such as demographic data and personal data.
Facebook, Inc.

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like.
Nike, Inc.

Develop and multiply your network at events

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to an event network engine. The event network engine determines a presence of a target member account of a social networking service within a threshold distance from a physical location during an event time range.
Linkedln Corporation

Sharing personalized entities among personal digital assistant users

Architecture that enables a user to designate acceptance to receiving social cards from other user in a social network using a personal digital assistant. A mapping component maintains the mappings of all users who have accepted to participate in card sharing and the acceptance level.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Customized presentation of event guest lists in a social networking system

A user creates an event in a social networking system specifying a location, a time, and a guest list of other users invited to the event. The social networking system generates a page associated with the event that provides information about the event and identifies whether users have responded to invitations to the event.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating business insights using beacons on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from beacons of a third-party (e.g., a business), session information for a user of an online social network. A mobile device of the user may have been in at least one wireless communication session with at least one beacon, and during the session the mobile device was proximate to the at least one beacon.
Facebook, Inc.

Location-based conversation engine for entities in a social networking system

Various embodiments include a conversation engine for facilitating a conversation between member accounts (e.g., personal accounts) and social network entities (e.g., corporate accounts) in a social networking system. The conversation engine can enable interactions between a member account and a social network entity via a messaging application when an end-user device associated with the member account is in proximity to a physical establishment associated with the social network entity.
Facebook, Inc.

Identifying groups for a social networking system user based on interactions by the user with various groups

A social networking system selects a set of groups for presentation to a user of the social networking system. To select groups, the social networking system determines scores for various groups representing a likelihood of the user interacting with the groups.
Facebook, Inc.

System and storing a digital receipt on a cloud for allowing a vendor to reward a purchaser for obtaining the digital receipt

A system and method for storing a digital receipt on a cloud for allowing a vendor to reward a purchaser for obtaining the digital receipt. The vendor and purchaser complete a transaction.

Candidate selection for job search ranking

An online social networking system receives a job search query from a member, and retrieves job postings from a database. The system applies a first scoring model to the retrieved job postings, thereby generating a first coarse ranking of the retrieved job postings.
Linkedln Corporation

Method and system for streamlining voting process

A method and system for streamlining a voting process performed by a web application is provided. As the web application may require that a voting action is effectuated after the user is registered to vote and also has supplied valid credentials, a voting application may be configured to intercept a request from a user to effectuate voting process directed to the web application, access credentials of the user stored by the web-based social networking application, and provide these credentials to the web application, such that the web application can process the request to effectuate voting process by registering the user to vote and storing the vote information for the user..
Ebay Inc.

Providing access to a private resource in an enterprise social networking system

Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for providing access to a private resource in an enterprise social networking system. One or more servers may receive a request for access to a private resource to be granted to a user from a publisher.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Interest based content distribution

The disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for efficiently distributing content among a plurality of users which may be used to implement a social networking service. Content items, which may include “posts” submitted by one user, e.g.
Tic Talking Holdings Inc.

Determining key concepts in documents based on a universal concept graph

A machine may be configured to determining key concepts in documents. For example, the machine accesses a universal concept graph that includes a first set of nodes that represent concept phrases derived from internal documents associated with a social networking service (sns) and external documents that are external to the sns, and a first set of edges that connect a plurality of nodes of the first set of nodes.
Linkedln Corporation

Method and system for connecting people in a social network

A system and method for connecting people in a social network using information from a user's digital address book. A social network member can friend a contact and be friended by a contact if she is in that contact's address book.
Wallrust, Inc.

Systems and methods for synchronizing media asset playback on multiple devices

Systems and methods are described herein for recommending media assets for a group. A media guidance application may generate recommendations for media assets along with indications of other users that may be interested in consuming the media asset.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Method of autonomous social media system

Method for location-centric social network and provide means for users to interact with each other over the internet more private and effective through location correlated information content, and, more particularly, to a method and system for autonomous social media system that based upon location-reference rather than on user-centered process.. .

Database attack detection tool

The disclosed techniques provide systems and methods for detecting coordinated attacks on social networking databases containing personal end-user data. More specifically, various advanced persistent threat (apt) detection procedures are described that explore the commonality between specific targets of various private data accesses.
Facebook, Inc.

Displaying a feed of content in a social networking system

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 a read section and an unread section of the content feed.
Facebook, Inc.

Automated creation of a publication via captured social media interactions

A content management server monitors activity on a social networking system originating from an authorized user account. The server detects a post by the account that contains a predefined trigger tag.
Cbs Interactive Inc.

System and health providers to deliver programs to individuals

The disclosure recites a system and method for managing relationships among records in a database of services provided by health professionals and users. The method comprises: creating and maintaining a first set of records in the database for a user, the first set of records including fields for a name, contact information and a goal; creating and maintaining a second set of records in the database for health professional records in the second set including fields for a name, programs and activities; analyzing the database to identify a set of health professional records in the second set of records that match the goal in the first set; generating and sending a set of programs offered by the set of health professionals to an account associated with the user; and track progression of a selected program in a network, such as a social network..
League, Inc.

Episodic social networks

Systems and methods for delivering augmented user information are provided. A method includes receiving a request for augmented information regarding an entity and obtaining an entity profile for the entity based on activity data from at least one data source and corresponding to one or more activities associated with the entity, the entity profile comprising temporal activity data and non-temporal activity data for the activities.
The Quantum Group, Inc.

Social campaign network and dynamic content delivery in same

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

Intelligent share queuing

Techniques for publishing content on the online social network during a determined time interval are described. A publisher can receive, from a device of a user, a first content to publish on an online social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Automated processing of online social networking data for integration with an inventory management system

There is provided a system and method of automated processing of online social networking data for integration with an inventory management system. A merchant or other selling entity may post data to a social networking platform, where the posted data includes an item for sale.
Paypal, Inc

Method and system for providing a shopping cart with feedback information generated by user social network connections

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for automatically providing item feedback information during the checkout process is provided. Feedback information related to one or more items added to an electronic shopping cart of a user is obtained.
Ebay Inc.

Dynamic reverse royalty allocation systems and methods

Example devices, systems, and methods are provided for dynamic reward allocation among an online community of users performing collaborative online user actions. One example method involves monitoring user activity in a plurality of electronic publishing platforms including a crowdfunding platform and a social networking platform.
Kulabrands, Inc.

Automatically prepopulating answers to questions contained in a computerized document

In an example embodiment, a questionnaire mapping record uniquely corresponding to a computerized document is retrieved, the questionnaire mapping record containing one or more question records, each of the one or more question records uniquely corresponding to a different question contained in the computer document and containing a mapping to a normalized question record containing a normalized version of the corresponding question. Then, for each of the question records in the questionnaire mapping record, a no normalized question record identified in the mapping in the question record corresponding to the question is obtained and one or more handling strategy rules contained in the normalized question record are executed to automatically obtain and format information needed to prepopulate an answer to the question, the executing including retrieving information from a member profile corresponding to the member from the social networking service in accordance with the data retrieval rule..
Linkedin Corporation

Ranking test framework for search results on an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a first set of scored results received from a client system of a first user, the first set of scored results including: one or more results, each having a rank with respect to the other results, generated by a first search algorithm, and one or more scores inputted by the first user corresponding to the results. The method includes calculating a discounted cumulative gain for each scored result based on the rank and score of the result.
Facebook, Inc.

Sentiment rating system and method

A sentiment rating system adapted to processing website(s) to determine key phrases descriptive of items presented therein; mining one or more social posts (e.g. From social networks), which are indicative of the key phrases; processing the social posts to determine sentiment values expressed therein in relation to the key phrases; and based on the one or more sentiment values determine sentiment score for the key phrases.
Feelter Sales Tools Ltd

Expert detection in social networks

Aspects of the technology described herein detect experts in social networks. Experts may be identified within social networks using social network data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Member quality score

System and methods for calculating member quality are disclosed. A social networking system, for a respective member in a plurality of members, retrieves a member profile associated with the respective member from the member profile data.
Linkedln Corporation

Modifying structured search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query input from a client system comprising one or more n-grams, sending instructions for presenting one or more suggested modifications for the query input, each suggested modification comprising references to one or more objects associated with the online social network, receiving an indication of a selection of one of the suggested modifications, parsing the query input and the selected suggested modification using a context-free grammar model to generate an executable query command, and sending instructions to the client system for presenting one or more search results corresponding to the query command.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Generative grammar models for effective promotion and advertising

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for creating messages using generative grammar models is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request to generate a message, which in an example embodiment is to be published to a social network platform.
Ebay Inc.





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