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 Social caller id with reverse look-up patent thumbnailSocial caller id with reverse look-up
Methods and systems directed to a social caller id application that performs a reverse look up on an incoming communication to determine a specific member of a social networking system associated with the incoming communication, and, based on the social relationship between the detected member and the recipient of the communication, display particular information to the recipient. In this manner, a user is provided a caller id system that leverages information stored remotely on a social network..
Facebook, Inc.


 Entity acknowledgements in social networking patent thumbnailEntity acknowledgements in social networking
In one aspect, a method includes verifying a first link in a first resource associated with an entity. The first resource is provided through a social networking service.
Google Inc.


 Method and system for groups of individuals to form and manage an investment club for trading in publicly traded securities, enabling individuals to monitor their hypothetical performance and embracing the features of an online social network patent thumbnailMethod and system for groups of individuals to form and manage an investment club for trading in publicly traded securities, enabling individuals to monitor their hypothetical performance and embracing the features of an online social network
A system for forming and managing online investment clubs utilizes the features of an online social network to provide advantages in the operation of such online investment clubs. The system permits users to follow and assess the investment skill of other investors in their own or other investment clubs and to follow such individuals' future investment decisions and those of other investment clubs.
Voleo, Inc.


 Managing commerce-related communications within a social networking system patent thumbnailManaging commerce-related communications within a social networking system
The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for managing commerce-related communications within a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein can identify a particular social networking system post and can generate an optimized version of that particular post.
Facebook, Inc.


 Systems and methods for trigger-based modification of privacy settings associated with posts patent thumbnailSystems and methods for trigger-based modification of privacy settings associated with posts
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a post to be published via a social networking system. A privacy schedule for modifying a privacy setting associated with the post can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.


 Monitoring fitness using a mobile device patent thumbnailMonitoring 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.


 System and  requesting and providing location-based assitance patent thumbnailSystem and requesting and providing location-based assitance
The present invention provides a method for requesting location-based assistance executed on a mobile device of an assistance requester, and a method and system for providing location-based assistance executed on a server of a joint assistance service provider. The present invention integrates mobile positioning and telecommunications technologies to provide assistance provision information.

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

 Location ranking using social graph information patent thumbnailLocation ranking using social graph information
In one embodiment, a user of a social networking system requests to check in a place near the user's current location. The social networking system generates a list of places near the user's current location, ranks the places in the list of places near the user's current location by a distance between each place and the user's current location, as well as activity of the user and the user's social contacts for each place, and returns the ranked list to the user..
Facebook, Inc.


 Social networking and network connectivity patent thumbnailSocial networking and network connectivity
social networking is used to enhance content delivery to mobile devices. Sometimes a mobile device lacks network connectivity, such as when the mobile device is off or offline.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


Addressing propagation of inaccurate information in a social networking environment

An approach is described for addressing propagation of inaccurate information in a social networking environment. An associated method may include identifying inaccurate information within the social networking environment, facilitating creation of countering content to address the inaccurate information, and disseminating the countering content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Providing graphical user interfaces for skill flows

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which determine the flow of skills from one entity to another over a given time period and display those in an advanced graphical user interface display. Example entities for which skill flow may be determined may include geographical locations, companies, universities, and the like.
Linkedln Corporation

Facial recognition using social networking information

In particular embodiments, one or more images associated with a primary user are received. The image(s) may comprise single images, a series of related images, or video frames.
Facebook, Inc.

Social graph that includes web pages outside of a social networking system

A social networking system includes a mechanism for incorporating nodes in the social graph, where the nodes are associated with a web page. Each web page includes one or more tags, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node.
Facebook, Inc.

Determining accuracy of characteristics asserted to a social networking system by a user

A social networking system maintains characteristics with its users, with various characteristics, such as age, specified by the users (i.e., “asserted characteristics”). The social networking system selects content for a user based at least in part on the characteristics associated with the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Community translation of user-generated content

Translations for items of user-generated content are received from one or more users associated with a social networking system and/or one or more machine-generated translations. Each translation may translate a content item from a source or original language to a target language.
Facebook, Inc.

Passive social media contact engagement

Systems and methods for passive social media contact engagement are provided. In example embodiments, a publication that represents an item available for purchase is identified.
Ebay Inc.

Systems and methods for a social networking platform

Systems and methods for hosting and/or interacting with a social network use a set of postings. Individual postings include a question and may include a set of selectable answers to the question.
Speakbeat Mobile Application, Inc.

Event based social networking

Method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for facilitating networked communication. A check in module is configured to associate a plurality of user profiles of a social networking service with an event profile within the social networking service.

Personalized cross session diversity

A system and method for personalizing cross session diversity is disclosed. The system receives a member opportunity request.
Linkedin Corporation

Spam detection and prevention in a social networking system

A social networking system detects spam in comments posted by users of the social networking system. A spam prevention module of the social networking system retrieves content signals associated with a posted comment and analyzes the content signals to determine whether the posted comment contains spam content.
Facebook, Inc.

Profile completion score

Techniques for tracking profile completeness among members of an online social networking system are described. According to various embodiments, profile completion score criteria information identifies a profile completion score weight value associated with each of a plurality of member profile fields available in member profiles of an online social networking service.
Linkedlin Corporation

Mobile ride-sharing social networking e-commerce platform

The present disclosure relates to a mobile ride-sharing application which provides a social networking means that is conducive to its targeted demographic through its e-commerce platforming and method. Disclosed are a method providing a mobile ride-sharing application and an electronic device thereof..

Image generation for social media contact engagement

Systems and methods for image generation for social media contact engagement are provided. In example embodiments, a publication that represents an item available for purchase is identified.
Ebay Inc.

Parallel member interaction estimation using onsite and offsite data

Systems and methods include, for each sponsored content campaign, accessing, during a predetermined access time, member profile data and activity data from a database of a social networking system. Member profile data and activity data that is not accessible during the predetermined access time is not accessed.
Linkdedln Corporation

Interested candidates

Techniques for facilitating a member of an online social networking service to indicate a future career intent are described. Data corresponding to a career intent action by a member of the social networking service is received by asocial networking service.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for electronically monitoring employees to determine potential risk

Systems, methods, and computer machines for electronically monitoring an employee's behavior to identify risk are described. A method includes receiving first data from legal databases that includes information regarding legal activity relating to the employee, receiving second data from financial databases that includes financial activity relating to the employee, receiving third data relating to activities electronically conducted by the employee on a network, receiving fourth data from social networking databases that includes social networking activity conducted by the employee, aggregating the first, second, third, and fourth data into an employee profile relating to the employee, determining legally protected information regarding the employee from the employee profile, determining anomalies associated with the employee based on the employee profile and the legally protected information, and generating an alert relating to the anomalies.
Clearforce Llc

Bookmarking social networking system content

A social networking system allows users to bookmark content within the social networking system to view at a later time and/or to share with other users. The content that may be bookmarked may include advertisements, user posted content, user comments on posted content, or any other content viewable within the social networking system, as well as links to content outside of the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Controlling data migration

A machine may be configured to migrate data among databases. For example, the machine determines a control signal value that indicates a migration state of a migration of member profile data associated with one or more members of a social networking service (sns) from one or more legacy databases to a consolidated database.
Linkedln Corporation

Discovery of network based data sources for ingestion and recommendations

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which automatically determine network-based data sources for information ingestion and profile data completion. This method can be applied to automatically increase the library of network-based data sources utilized by the system to ingest profile information.
Linkedin Corporation

Relationship temperature

In some embodiments, social activity data corresponding to a first user and a second user of an online social networking service is accessed, with the social activity data comprising one or more signals, and with each of the one or more signals indicating a corresponding activity of the first user with respect to the second user, and a relationship temperature value for the first user is calculated based on the social activity data, with the calculating of the relationship temperature value comprising weighting each of the one or more signals inversely proportional to an amount of time that has elapsed since the corresponding activity of the corresponding signal has occurred. The relationship temperature value is stored in a database in association with the first user or a function of the online social networking service is performed based on the relationship temperature value..
Linkedin Corporation

Online services surfacing and using relationship temperatures

In some embodiments, a relationship temperature value for a first user of an online social networking service is accessed or received. The relationship temperature value indicates a measurement of activity of the first user with respect to one or more other users of the online social networking service.
Linkedin Corporation

Controlling servicing of requests in a data migration system

A machine may be configured to control servicing of data requests in a data migration system. For example, the machine receives a request to access data pertaining to a member of a social networking service (sns) from a client device.
Linkedln Corporation

Constructing graphs from attributes of member profiles of a social networking service

This disclosure is directed to determining various economic graph indices and, in particular, to systems and methods that leverage a graph analytic engine and framework to determine values assigned to graph nodes extracted from one or more member profiles, and visualizing said values to correlate skills, geographies, and industries. The disclosed embodiments include a client-server architecture where a social networking server has access to a social graph of its social networking members.
Linkedin Corporation

Techniques for populating a content stream on a mobile device

Techniques for populating a content stream of a mobile application are described. Consistent with some embodiments, the delays associated with waiting for a server to respond to a user's manual request for content items are eliminated by using various sensors of a mobile computing device to predict when a user is likely to view a personalized content stream.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for substituting references to content

Techniques for substituting references to content shared within the social networking system. In an embodiment, a first reference to a first version of content is received.
Facebook, Inc.

Authentication of service requests using a communications initiation feature

Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for facilitating communications initiated through a social networking account. A detected message communicated using a social networking account can be determined to satisfy a response criteria.
Liveperson, Inc.

System and automated posting of alarm information to news feed

Systems and methods for automated posting of alarm information to a news feed are provided. Some methods can include receiving a first alarm and associated first alarm information from a first surveillance device, determining whether posting to a social networking or microblogging service is configured for the first alma or the first surveillance device, and responsive to the determining, automatically posting the first alarm and the associated first alarm information to the social networking or microblogging service immediately after the first alarm occurs.
Honeywell International Inc.

Expert signal ranking system

In an example, disclosed is a method of ranking and re-ranking a social networking service member's expertise and skills by collecting, analyzing and presenting signals from a member data set.. .
Answerto Llc

Method for posing requests in a social networking site

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

Event organizer

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

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

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

Suggested out of network communication recipients

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

Communication system and generating geographic social networks in virtual space

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

Video game competition notifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leveraging a unification of content hosting and social networking

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



Social Networking topics:
  • Networking
  • Social Network
  • Social Networking
  • Augmented Reality
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Cigarette
  • Notification
  • Communications
  • Enhancement
  • Notifications
  • Vehicle Location
  • Objective C
  • Communities
  • User Interface
  • Learning Management System


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