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Social Networking-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Protective case for adding wireless functionality to a handheld electronic device
Blackbird Technology Holdings, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170208168

A protective case for an electronic device may comprise a wireless adaptor for adding wireless capabilities, including support of additional wireless communication protocols, to the electronic device. The system may enable, for example, location based services functions, social networking functions, and messaging functions.
Session management for internet of things devices
Facebook, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170208057

The disclosure is directed to security management in communications involving computing devices, e. G. Internet of things (iot) devices. An iot device can perform various activities, e. G., social networking activities, for or on behalf of a user. An iot device is typically insecure, especially when accessing user data. To control the type of activities that can be performed by ...
System and method for improved social networking
Facebook, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170208029

A geographically defined social network is provided, the network including a personal communications device; a means for detection of data regarding a first networked user based on a predetermined geographic condition, and a means for delivery of said data regarding said first networked user to a second networked user in response to a geographically-defined user request. Other, “layered&#...
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Security systems and methods for social networking
Wave Systems Corp.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206380

Data may be masked on public networks, such as social networking sites. At a publishing node, the system may monitor data input fields in a webpage that are processed by an internet browser. The system may intercept data, such as text, images, and video input at the data input fields, prior to the data being posted online. The publishing node ...
Method, device, and system for entering and displaying information about a user's life onto a ...
Wave Systems Corp.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206277

A system and a method for sharing a life story of a user on a social networking platform are disclosed. A life story of the user may be created using at least one format of a text, audio, image, and video. The life story may then be tagged under a category and a sub-category. The life story of the user ...
Determining phrase objects based on received user input context information
Facebook, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206194

A composer interface allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. To reduce the number of inputs for a user to provide to the social networking system, one or more phrase objects are presented to the user when providing input. A phrase object includes a group of objects that users have previously provided ...
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Drone device security system
Facebook, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170203840

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 ...
Dynamic user-defined check-in points
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170201858

Techniques and systems are disclosed for enhancing the flexibility and resiliency of mobile social networking platforms. Techniques enable dynamic, user-defined check-in points with mobile devices so that users may define ad hoc, location-based communities. Techniques may also selectively determine an appropriate location-sensing mechanism to improve location accuracy or privacy, or to compensate for unavailable location-sensing capabilities. The techniques may assist ...
Identification of low-quality place-entities on online social networks
Facebook, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170201851

In one embodiment, an online social network accesses a social graph that includes a number of place-entity nodes each corresponding to a place-entity, and a number of user nodes each corresponding to a user. A heterogeneous graph is generated based on the place-entity nodes, user nodes, and n-gram nodes, each n-gram node corresponding to an n-gram in the name of ...
Automated social network introductions for e-meetings
International Business Machines Corporation
July 13, 2017 - N°20170201554

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for automated social networking for e-meetings. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for automated social networking for e-meetings is provided. The method includes monitoring content provided to an e-meeting managed by an e-meeting server executing in memory of a host computer. The method further includes ...
Inferring qualities of a place
Facebook, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170199897

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for inferring one or more qualities of a place based on social networking system activity associated that place. The present disclosure is also directed toward systems and methods for providing a multi-step search tool that utilizes the inferred qualities of places within a geographic area to provide a user with a ...
Systems and methods for utilizing social metrics to provide videos in video categories
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195733

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a set of video categories. A first video content item can be acquired from a first user. A particular video category selected by the first user as being associated with the first video content item can be acquired from the first user. The particular video category can be selected out of the ...
Systems and methods for surveying users
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195452

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine at least one survey to be presented to users of the social networking system, wherein the survey is targeted to a number of users at each time interval. A uniform distribution of users that may be surveyed is determined, wherein users in the uniform distribution are each assigned a numerical value. A ...
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Using social graph for account recovery
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195315

A social networking system performs account recovery for a user with the help of the user's connections (e. G., friends). The social networking system selects connections of the user based on information indicating likelihood of real-world interactions between the user and the selected connections. Access codes are sent to the selected connections and the user instructed to obtain access codes ...
Withdrawal of a message sent in a social networking system
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195276

Some embodiments of a method for withdrawal a message include receiving, by a mobile device, an input to send a first message to a first recipient, the first message containing at least one image or video. The mobile device processes the first message for transmittal to the first recipient. In response to detecting a request to withdraw the first message ...
Aggregating social networking system user information for display via stories
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193120

To generate stories for presentation to social networking system users, one or more story generation engines receives a set of actions of social networking system users. Various story generation engines output stories of different types that collect particular types of actions and arrange the actions in a specified format for presentation. The story generators may avoid selecting the same actions ...
Characterizing data using descriptive tokens
Facebook, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193073

In one embodiment, a method includes a computing device receiving postings from users of an online social networking system. A postings may include location data along with one or more tags that may describe the content of the posting. The computing device may identify regions and subregions from which the postings originated, and may determine a distribution of the tags ...
Method and electronic device for sharing multimedia information
Lemobile Information Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188214

A method and an electronic device for sharing multimedia information, including: receiving a request for sharing multimedia information from a user; acquiring a number of sharing times of at least two social networking application software for sharing the multimedia information; and ranking the at least two social networking application softwares in an application list based on the number of sharing ...
System for providing location-based social networking services to users of mobile devices
Geospock Limited
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188187

A system (1) includes a plurality of mobile devices (21 . . . 2n) connectable to a server system (3) via a network system (4), one or more computing devices (5) connectable to the server system (3). The system (1) also includes a global navigation satellite system (36) and a plurality of transmitters (371 . . . 37n′). For example, the system can be for providing location-based and/or social networking services to users ...
Selecting content items provided to groups including a social networking system user based on interaction ...
Facebook, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170187813

A social networking system maintains various groups that each include one or more users and maintains information describing interactions by users with the social networking system. The social networking system selects various content items provided to groups including the user based on amounts of interaction with content items provided to groups including the user by other social networking system users ...
Social networking interactions with portions of digital videos
Facebook, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170187772

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for interacting with portions of digital video within a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein enable a user to select a portion of a digital video and share or like just the portion of the digital video, rather than the entire digital video. The present disclosure is ...
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