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 Method for posing requests in a social networking site patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailEvent 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 patent thumbnailProviding 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 patent thumbnailSuggested 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 patent thumbnailCommunication 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 patent thumbnailVideo 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 patent thumbnailPrompting 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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.

Systems and methods for providing reminders for content in social networks

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a content item within a social networking system for which a reminder is to be provided. A selection specifying one or more conditions for providing the reminder can be received.
Facebook, Inc.

Tactile interface for social networking system

A user interface includes a tactile interface on a client device that allows users to interact with social networking system content in a manner that is optimized for touch screens and mobile devices. The tactile interface allows users to efficiently navigate the social networking system data as well as to capture new content for upload to the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Mobile social activity networking systems and methods

A mobile social activity networking system configured for facilitating event planning and coordination of activities of users is provided. The system allows users to input user preferences on a mobile computing device via a social networking application on the mobile computing device; to form a group of users with preferred activities and geographic range of proximity to the group; and to select a location for the group of users.
Y R Tech, Llc

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system determine information associated with a product displayed on a display device and access a database of known products. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine, by comparing the database of known products with the determined information associated with the product, an identity of the product displayed on the display device.
Facebook, Inc.

Organizational directory access client and server leveraging local and network search

This disclosure is directed to an organizational directory access client and an organizational directory server and, in particular, to an organizational directory access client that performs a local search and a network search for one or more member profiles of members of the organization. The organizational directory access client executes on a client device and is configured to authenticate a user of the client with the organizational directory server.
Linkedln Corporation

Automatic membership in social networks based on current location information

A social networking website system with automatic registration based on a current location information. Individuals are automatically enrolled into social network services based on a current location determined from their mobile devices.

Reducing photo-tagging spam

A photo spam detector detects illegitimate non-natively captured images through extracting image features and feeding the extracted features into a probabilistic model. The probabilistic model categorizes the photo as legitimate or illegitimate.
Facebook, Inc.

Managing unprofessional media content

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include storing less than a threshold number of media content activity levels for media content objects at an online social networking service, identifying, using the stored media content activities, a threshold number of media content objects associated with a higher number of the media content activities occurring over a recent threshold period of time, receiving an indicator indicating that one of the identified media content objects is unprofessional, and propagating the indicator to each activity that includes the unprofessional media content object.. .
Linkedln Corporation

Forum search with time-dependent activity weighting

A search engine index measures and tracks one or more numeric indicators of activity at different times, including a most current time, in on-line forums and social networking sites. Such indicators may include, for example, a current volume per unit time of messages or data posted to the site, a moving average of such volume, a moving average of current participants over time, a count of current participants, other indication of site activity, or any combination of such indicators.

Systems and methods for social networking with shared reward feature

A method connects a first individual to a second individual. The method includes associating a first account on a first social network with the first individual and allowing the first individual to send a gesture on the first social network directed towards a second account.

Expanding message targets

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include configuring a machine learning system to train on a plurality of messages transmitted to target groups of an online social networking service, determining a threshold differential and a weight value using responses to the plurality of messages, and send the input message to the target in response to a differential between the expected number of positive responses and the weight multiplied by the expected number of negative responses being greater than the threshold differential.. .
Linkedin Corporation

Comprehensive ecosystem for providing all the needs and/or services of tenants, management and landlords in a residential community

The present invention generally relates to new and improved methods and systems, and more broadly relates to an entirely new and comprehensive ecosystem, for providing all of the possible needs and/or services of tenants, management and landlords in a residential community. This includes, just for example, but is not limited to, a digital, preferably mobile platform based ecosystem for meeting most of their social needs and financial needs and/or services; for instance, where all payments of bills can be made, all types of orders can be placed online, where all social networking can take place to meet their social needs, where all services for tenants are provided, and where every other type of need will be met for tenants, management and landlords..

Model generator for historical hiring patterns

Method of providing a member of a social network system with information pertaining to a set of job openings available to the member. The set of job openings are generated by accessing a member profile comprising a set of member characteristics and identifying a set of career paths.
Linkedin Corporation

Entity aware snippets

A social networking system receives a search query from a user, and the system identifies entities as a function of the search query. The system retrieves attributes that are associated with the user, and retrieves attributes that are associated with the entities.
Linkedln Corporation

Optimal course selection

In an example embodiment, a method is provided where information regarding a member of a social networking service and a job opening are obtained. Then information about a plurality of courses available for the member to take is obtained, the information including cost, time, and a vector including, for each of a plurality of skills identified in a member profile of the member, an effect of taking the corresponding course.
Linkedln Corporation

Estimating effects of courses

A member profile including a vector containing a field for each of a plurality of skills and a rating of one or more of the skills in the vector for a member of a social networking service is obtained. A first distance indicating a vector distance between the vector of the member profile and a vector of a hypothetical member profile representing the perfect job candidate is obtained.
Linkedin Corporation

Member to job posting score calculation

In an example embodiment, a method is provided to calculate a distance for a first member of a social networking service and a job opening, which indicates the likelihood that the first member will obtain the job. The distance is calculated by applying one or more policies to member profiles of members who applied for similar jobs to obtain a hypothetical perfect candidate for the job.
Linkedin Corporation

Providing context relevant search for a user based on location and social information

A social networking system provides relevant third-party content objects to users by matching user location, interests, and other social information with the content, location, and timing associated with the content objects. Content objects are provided based on relevance scores specific to a user.
Facebook, Inc.

Entity matching for ingested profile data

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums that utilize information ingested from publicly available network-based data sources to automatically suggest adding additional attributes to member profiles of a social networking service. Among other uses, this system allows for assisted member profile completion.
Linkedin Corporation

A computing device for relating nodes and items in social graph

A social gift-giving system is operable with a social networking service such as facebook. A graphical user interface (gui) is provided on a display of a computing device.
Magical Group Pty Ltd

Organizational directory access client and server leveraging local and network search

This disclosure is directed to an organizational directory access client and an organizational directory server and, in particular, to an organizational directory access client that performs a local search and a network search for one or more member profiles of members of the organization. The organizational directory access client executes on a client device and is configured to authenticate a user of the client with the organizational directory server.
Linkedln Corporation

Adjusting content item output based on source output quality

A device, system, and method determine, for each of a first group of content item sources of a social networking system, an output quality metric based on activity data accessed from an electronic data storage related to content items previously output by a respective content item source. Each of the content item sources are configured to output a ranked list of content items stored in the electronic data storage according to a ranking schema different for each of the content item sources.
Linkedin Corporation

Profile value score

A system and method for generating a profile value score to prioritize members for opportunities. The system receives a member opportunity request.
Linkedin Corporation

Vehicle with hyperlapse video and social networking

A vehicle is described that includes a video camera configured to record video, a processor configured to process the recorded video from the video camera into hyperlapse video, and an input/output device to link the hyperlapse video with a social network associated with at least one of a driver of the vehicle and the vehicle. The processor may be configured to receive video data from the video camera and to create the hyperlapse video by reconstructing a video stream from the video data, planning a smooth path through the video stream, and rendering the video data along the smooth path into the hyperlapse video that has a faster speed and less jitter than the video stream.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

User defined geographical zones for chat platforms

The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of creating and managing social networking chat platforms according to user defined geographical zones. The system and method facilitates users to create user defined geographical zones on a map.
Chatzone, Inc.

Sharing television and video programming through social networking

In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system identify a user viewing video content on a first display device, identify the video content being viewed on the first display device by the user, and determine a second display device associated with the identified user. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine an action related to the video content being viewed by the user on the first display device and provide one or more instructions to the determined second display device to display a call-to-action associated with the determined action..
Facebook, Inc.

Internet protocol broadcasting

Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for improving utilization of a communications system through various atom-based techniques for enhancing the viewing experience for internet protocol content. Some embodiments exploit atom-based processing to determine which content atoms to broadcast (e.g., multicast) over which channels to which subscribers.
Viasat, Inc.

Prompting social networking system users 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.

Home automation device

The present disclosure relates to a home automation system that is automated based on user preferences provided by a social networking system, where the home automation system provides a short-range, high-speed wireless connection that is contained within the safe boundaries of a home. Briefly described, the home automation system employs one or more home automation devices to control various home devices within the home based on detection of one or more users' social profile, where each home automation device is configured to broadcast and communicate via a short-range, multi-gigabit-per-second (mgbps) wireless communication link that can be utilized by the various home devices.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for social networking

A method of delivering an advertisement and/or a message includes associating an account on a first social network with a first individual and allowing the first account to send a gesture to a second entity wherein the second entity is associated with a license plate. The second license plate can be associated with an advertiser.

Enhanced employee turnover rate

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for providing an enhanced employee turnover rate (eetr). The eetr factors in seniority level in the turnover rate calculation without introducing direct weightings.
Linkedln Corporation

System and electronically sharing and purchasing memorabilia and merchandise with real-time social networking features

A system and method for electronically sharing and purchasing memorabilia and merchandise with real-time social networking features are provided. The system allows users to access, via a web-based platform, items of memorabilia and/or merchandise, to exchange and share information relating to such items, and to purchase such items.

Adaptive user suggestions in a social networking service

In one aspect, the present disclosure can be embodied in a method that includes providing item recommendations for display to a user of a social networking service based on the user's responses (or lack thereof) to recommendations that were previously displayed or viewed by the user. A score is calculated for each item recommendation based on whether the item recommendation was displayed during a predetermined time period but implicitly rejected by the user.
Google Inc.

Social files

Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for creating and sharing social files in a feed system. In one embodiment, a request is received to perform an action related to a social file.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Systems and methods for integrating personal social networking within an organization

A method includes receiving, from a user device, a first signal, the first signal including an authorization indicator associated with a social network system profile of a first user. A second signal is sent, the second signal including a first request for social network information associated with the first user.
Rockefeller Consulting Technology Integration, Inc. D/b/a Rocktech

Maintaining a limited user profile for social networking system users unable to establish a user profile

A social networking system maintains a limited user profile associated with a user of the social networking system who does not satisfy one or more criteria for the social networking system to maintain a user profile. The limited user profile includes information describing the user and allows the user to be associated with limited types of interactions with the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

System and access control via social networking

Systems and methods to grand network access to devices. When device attempts access via an access point, the ap initiates social network inquiry to determine whether to provide unrestricted access, restricted access or no access, depending on the social connection between the user and the ap owner.
Open Garden Inc.

Digital media and social networking system and method

Disclosed is computer implemented digital media systems and methods, including software application tools and related methods that employ a data frame packet process or other software application or process to enable a user to embed, assemble and/or associate one or more digital elements (e.g., audio, video, or text), individually or collectively, with or within a digital element (e.g., an image), using a computer system such as a mobile, tablet or desktop device. For example, the disclosed photo application system and method empower users to automatically create a chronological timeline display of the user's photos uploaded into the system, to add text captions, voice, audio narration, and/or video clips that will play with a chronological slideshow.



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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