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Digital business card system performing social networking commonality comparisions, professional profile curation and…

Interaction using content

Method, apparatus and system for social networking

Date/App# patent app List of recent Social Networking-related patents
07/17/14
20140201650
 Adjusting the display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness based on environmental conditions and importance of the update patent thumbnailAdjusting the display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness based on environmental conditions and importance of the update
A method, system and computer program product for adjusting a display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness. A level of importance for each social media update is identified and assigned to the update.
07/17/14
20140201292
 Digital business card system performing social networking commonality comparisions, professional profile curation and personal brand management patent thumbnailDigital business card system performing social networking commonality comparisions, professional profile curation and personal brand management
An icon added to a message of a sender provides a tool for recipients of the message to determine commonalities with the sender. The recipient activates the icon to initiate retrieval of social networking information from social networking network locations of the recipient to the recipient's computer.
07/17/14
20140201288
 Interaction using content patent thumbnailInteraction using content
A method, computer-readable medium and system for interacting using content are disclosed. A web response may be executed on a first computer system and/or another computer system associated with the first computer system responsive to the initiation of a call over a voice channel between the first computer system and a second computer system.
07/17/14
20140201287
 Method, apparatus and system for social networking patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and system for social networking
A method, apparatus and system for social networking is provided. In an embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of mobile devices that can directly connect to each other via a peer-to-peer connection.
07/17/14
20140201283
 Personalizing a social networking profile page patent thumbnailPersonalizing a social networking profile page
A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile.. .
07/17/14
20140201272
 Adjusting the display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness based on environmental conditions and importance of the update patent thumbnailAdjusting the display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness based on environmental conditions and importance of the update
A method, system and computer program product for adjusting a display of social media updates to varying degrees of richness. A level of importance for each social media update is identified and assigned to the update.
07/17/14
20140201269
 Personalizing a social networking profile page patent thumbnailPersonalizing a social networking profile page
A computer network comprising a number of user devices and a preferences control module, in which the preferences control module receives user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receives data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and distinguishes a number of artifacts on the owner's social networking profile from other artifacts on the profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile. A method of personalizing a social networking profile page within a computer network, the method comprising receiving user preferences from an owner of a social network profile, receiving data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile, and differentiating artifacts available on the owner's social networking profile based on the user preferences and data describing a viewer of the owner's social networking profile..
07/17/14
20140201096
 Social recommendations for business process platform patent thumbnailSocial recommendations for business process platform
Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for integrating business data and social data in execution of a business process, implementations including actions of receiving user input, the user input being associated with a task of the business process and being received during interaction with an application, determining that a social query is triggered, querying business data based on a business query, the business query being generated based on the user input, querying social networking data based on the social query, the social query being generated at least partially based on the user input, receiving business data in response to the business query, receiving social data in response to the social query, and providing at least a portion of the business data and at least a portion of the social data for display to a user that provided the user input.. .
07/17/14
20140200974
 Increasing social engagement with real-world events patent thumbnailIncreasing social engagement with real-world events
A social engagement display controller controls the display of additional information about an event on displays that are located at the site of the event or at other locations where there is interest in the event. A social engagement server generates check-in codes displayed by the social engagement display controller on the various displays.
07/17/14
20140200035
 Method, apparatus and system for social networking patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and system for social networking
A method, apparatus and system for social networking is provided. In an embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of mobile devices that can directly connect to each other via a peer-to-peer connection.
07/17/14
20140197982
System and method for social networking of aircraft for information exchange
A system and method for exchanging information between aircraft (210). Sensors on a first aircraft (210) provide data about the first aircraft's environment, including hazards such as turbulence, icing, lightning, or birds.
07/17/14
20140197944
Monitoring system
A system for remote monitoring of conditions at a site and transmitting alerts to interested parties' mobile devices via a social networking service is described. The system employs a wireless communications device, partially exposed outside a small, metal enclosure, to transmit sms (text message) alerts to a social networking site.
07/10/14
20140196110
Trust-based authentication in a social networking system
A social networking system determines whether a user is a real public figure or is the correct “public persona” of an individual who is famous within a particular domain. The system selects one or more trusted agents.
07/10/14
20140195608
Mobile information processing terminal, social networking service system, server, and processing method
At a mobile information processing terminal, a close-range communication unit performs close-range communications with another mobile information processing terminal, a reception unit receives through the close-range communication unit a user identifier for uniquely identifying a user of an application for a social networking service (sns) on the other mobile information processing terminal, a determination unit is configured to determine whether there is a match between the social networking service on the other mobile information processing terminal and an sns used on the mobile information processing terminal, and when the determination unit determines that there is a match, the transmission unit transmits the received user identifier to a server of the sns so as to register a user identified by the user identifier as a friend.. .
07/10/14
20140195605
Creating a customized news collection based on social networking information
A system and machine-implemented method for generating a customized news collection based on social groups, the method comprising receiving an indication of one or more social groups associated with a user, wherein each of the one or more social groups is associated with the user's account in a social networking service, determining, one or more contacts associated with each of the identified one or more social groups at a social networking service, selecting a set of news items including one or more news items associated with the one or more identified contacts and generating a news collection including a number of the one or more news items of the set of news items for provision to a user.. .
07/10/14
20140195549
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..
07/10/14
20140195322
System for marketing campaign specification and secure digital coupon redemption
Product vendors are provided with a system for performing a marketing campaign to mobile communication device users, providing offers as instruments, such as digital coupons, to a selected group of users of the mobile communication devices and validating the integrity of the instruments. The invention has two phases: the selection of the components of the instrument from a menu provided by a social networking organization; and validating the instrument upon redemption from the product vendor.
07/10/14
20140195146
Preventative traffic congestion social networking improvement system within a community
A method, system, and computer program product for transmitting traffic congestion routing data to a community of global positioning system (gps) devices. Community routing logic of a community routing system (crs) receives a route request containing the current location and desired destination of a gps device.
07/10/14
20140194153
Methods and apparatus for generating a message for a wireless device
Methods and apparatus for generating a message (106) for a wireless device (102) are disclosed. In an embodiment, an application server (106), or any other suitable device or system, receives a wireless network identifier (e.g.
07/03/14
20140189019
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.
07/03/14
20140189002
System and method for continuously monitoring and searching social networking media
A system for continuously monitoring and searching social networking media allowing at least one client to access the system through a respective connection link and for connecting to at least one social networking media through a connection link. The system further comprises a connecting module comprising at least one connecting unit to connect to the at least one social network media for receiving continuously for a time selected by the activity data shared in real time and/or posted by users of the social network media; and a processing module comprising a processing unit, configured to process continuously for the time selected by the client the received activity data based on at least one pre-determined monitoring criterion selected by the client from a number of predetermined criteria, and a notification unit configured to send a notification to the client when the received activity data meet the selected monitoring criteria..
07/03/14
20140188995
Predictive caching in a distributed communication system
A method for managing information stored to a local cache comprises obtaining social network information and/or collaboration history information for a user and using the social network information and/or the collaboration history information to identify potential targets of communication for the user. The local cache is updated based at least in part on the identified potential targets of communication.
07/03/14
20140188992
Facilitating social networking interaction across a time axis
In one aspect, a method includes receiving an indication of a request from a user to generate a time-based social networking session at a social networking service, determining an instance of time associated with the request, the instance of time being distinct from the current time, identifying social network state information corresponding to the instance of time, the social network state information including social graph information regarding the state one of a social graph at the given instance of time and generating a social networking session according to the social network state information, the social networking session providing the user with a social networking experience according to the state of the social network of the user at the instance of time.. .
07/03/14
20140188914
Saved queries in a social networking system
A user saves a structured query defining connections between two or more objects maintained by a social networking system. The social networking system finds objects matching the structured query, either by periodically performing searches for new objects or by analyzing objects as they are added or modified.
07/03/14
20140188707
Methods and systems for implementing and using an electronic network-based voluntary contribution system
The electronic network-based voluntary contribution system according to embodiments of the present invention implement a new business model for these sites that can coexist with, complement, or in some cases, replace advertising. The electronic network-based voluntary contribution system provides online content and service providers with a simple “hands-free” user-centric monetization service fueled by existing social networking services..
07/03/14
20140188679
Digital currency purchasing flows
A social networking system leverages information obtained regarding user interactions with applications hosted through the social networking system as well as information obtained regarding purchases of application-related digital items and digital currencies to provide insight into user behavior. The social networking system can use these insights to enhance the user's experience of the applications, purchases, and the social networking system generally.
07/03/14
20140188594
User photograph based advertisement in a social networking site
An apparatus for advertising includes a photograph identification module, a photograph analysis module, a correspondence module, and an advertisement module. The photograph identification module identifies one or more photographs corresponding to a user of a social networking website.
07/03/14
20140188552
Methods and systems to reach target customers at the right time via personal and professional mood analysis
The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for assessing a customer's mood by analyzing social network data. One computer-implemented method includes identifying a customer to monitor for mood, identifying at least one set of social network account information for the identified customer, accessing content items from at least one social network associated with the at least one set of social networking account information for the customer, determining a mood score for the identified customer based on the content items, and recording the determined mood score in a database..
06/26/14
20140181854
System and a method for interpretating data via audience polling system
A method and a system for interpreting data of audience from a polling session is provided in the present invention. The moderator creates a session for conducting a polling session.
06/26/14
20140181852
System and method for private online social networking system and for time releasing pre-recorded digital content
A private online social networking system and method that provides time released dispersal of pre-recorded digital video and images wherein users record digital content such as videos and images at a first time, select from several system-generated, user specific criterion for future time release of the digital content to pre-selected recipients via the system or other third party services such as social networks.. .
06/26/14
20140181211
Social network media sharing with client library
Concepts and technologies are described herein for providing media content sharing. The concepts and technologies disclosed herein can be employed to share media content with a social network, even for content subject to access control mechanisms and/or copyright laws.
06/26/14
20140181209
Preferred contact channel for user communications
In one embodiment, a user of a social networking system requests to look up a contact's communication channel information in the user's address book. The social networking system provides to the user the contact's communication channels in an ordered sequence based on the user's social graph and communication information..
06/26/14
20140181208
Linking users into live social networking interactions based on the users actions relative to similar content
A system and method that uses internet content and/or content metadata as a means to establish social networks. Examples include linking internet users, searchers, viewers and/or listeners of the same and/or similar internet content to each other via a platform that enables any of the following in n-dimensional environments: social networking, communications, sharing, e-commerce, advertising, search, hosting and registry services, push and pull applications, anonymous communications, and rich presence..
06/26/14
20140181082
Enhancing search results with social networking data
A method of enhancing search results pertaining to an item with information about the item from a social network is disclosed. It is detected that a user is searching for information about the item in a context outside of a social networking context.
06/26/14
20140180913
Social network media sharing with client library
Concepts and technologies are described herein for providing media content sharing. The concepts and technologies disclosed herein can be employed to share media content with a social network, even for content subject to access control mechanisms and/or copyright laws.
06/26/14
20140180836
Contextual content targeting
Techniques are provided, relating to online advertising, in which a special link, which may be a short link, associated with an advertiser, may be provided to a user on a first web page, such as on a social networking related web site. The special link may be part of an advertisement or communication from the advertiser.
06/26/14
20140179434
System and method for determining and acting on a user's value across different platforms
Individual users may log into the same online game from multiple different social networking platforms. The disclosed technology provides a way to unite users' accounts such that users that have logged into the online game from different social networking platforms can have their progress in the online game preserved regardless of which social networking platforms the user logged in from.
06/19/14
20140173748
Social networking with depth and security factors
An online interactive communication and chatting system and method for providing information to a web site having different levels of user interactions, with the provided information being available to or shareable with registered users of the system at specific levels thereof. The provided information is keyed to the different levels of user interaction, with different key phrases being respectively linked to the different levels.
06/19/14
20140173555
Social-based information recommendation system
Techniques are described herein that are capable of recommending information that is contextually related to code using a social data graph. A machine learning technique is used to determine that the information is contextually related to the code.
06/19/14
20140173451
Creating tasks based on newsfeed user entries
Systems and methods for creating and presenting task objects from newsfeed user entries are provided. A system may include a social networking provider, a task engine, and a client device.
06/19/14
20140173399
Ordering of bookmarks for objects in a social networking system
A social networking system analyzes a user's interactions with objects linked to bookmarks associated with the user to generate a score for each bookmark. The score represents or is based on the probability that the user will access the bookmark or the linked object.
06/19/14
20140172996
Sending notifications to members of social group in a social networking system
A social networking system notifies its users of different events and actions taking place inside the social networking system. To present notifications that are most likely to be of interest to the user, the social networking system observes the interactions of the user with notifications presented to the user and suggests an option to opt-out of notifications associated with a source based on the observed interactions.
06/19/14
20140172995
Suggesting opt-out of notifications to users of a social networking system
A social networking system notifies its users of different events and actions taking place inside the social networking system. To present notifications that are most likely to be of interest to the user, the social networking system observes the interactions of the user with notifications presented to the user and suggests an option to opt-out of notifications associated with a source based on the observed interactions.
06/19/14
20140172992
Techniques for communicating notifications to subscribers
Techniques for communicating notifications to subscribers are describer. An apparatus may comprise a channel component and a notification component.
06/19/14
20140172989
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.
06/19/14
20140172881
Facial recognition with social network aiding
A facial recognition search system identifies one or more likely names (or other personal identifiers) corresponding to the facial image(s) in a query as follows. After receiving the visual query with one or more facial images, the system identifies images that potentially match the respective facial image in accordance with visual similarity criteria.
06/19/14
20140172877
Boosting ranks of stories by a needy user on a social networking system
A social networking system generates a newsfeed for a user to view when accessing the social networking system. Candidate stories associated with users of the social networking selection are selected for inclusion in the newsfeed.
06/19/14
20140172876
Diversity enforcement on a social networking system newsfeed
A social networking system generates a newsfeed for a user to view when accessing the social networking system. Candidate stories associated with users of the social networking system are selected and attributes of each story are determined.
06/19/14
20140172875
Arranging stories on newsfeeds based on expected value scoring on a social networking system
A social networking system generates a newsfeed for a user to view when accessing the social networking system. Candidate stories associated with users of the social networking system are selected and an expected value score for each candidate story is determined.
06/19/14
20140172855
Formation and description of user subgroups
A system forms sub-groups from a given user group of a social networking system and form descriptions of the sub-groups that provide an intuitive understanding of sub-group composition, such as likings of the sub-groups. In one embodiment, a given user group of a social networking system is clustered into a plurality of sub-groups, and representative characteristics—such as the characteristics of a composite or actual member of the sub-group—are determined for each sub-group.
06/19/14
20140172730
Method to track transfer of goods
A method to track transfer of goods on a social networking service, which includes associating at least one unique product identification number with at least a first user profile on a social network service and facilitating transfer of the at least one unique product identification number from the first user profile to a second user profile on a social network service.. .
06/19/14
20140172577
System and method for triggering mobile device functionality using a payment card
A system and method in accordance with example embodiments may include providing functionality triggers to a consumer's mobile device in response to using a payment card in order to make a purchase. Functionality triggers may include account functionality, rewards functionality, social networking functionality, and offer or advertisement functionality to be performed on a consumer's mobile device..
06/19/14
20140172565
Bidding on search results for targeting users in an online system
Advertisements in a social networking system may be targeted to searching users in relation with a real-time search engine operated by a social networking system. Ads are targeted to users based in part on social information included in a structured search query and/or search results on a page.
06/19/14
20140172564
Targeting objects to users based on queries in an online system
Advertisements in a social networking system may be targeted to searching users in relation with a real-time search engine operated by a social networking system. Ads are targeted to users based in part on social information included in a structured search query and/or search results on a page.
06/19/14
20140172563
Targeting objects to users based on search results in an online system
Advertisements in a social networking system may be targeted to searching users in relation with a real-time search engine operated by a social networking system. Ads are targeted to users based in part on social information included in a structured search query and/or search results on a page.
06/19/14
20140172544
Using negative feedback about advertisements to serve advertisements
A social networking system stores a plurality of objects and displays advertisements related to the objects to users of the system. If a user dislikes an advertisement, the user may provide explicit negative feedback for the advertisement.
06/19/14
20140172541
Generating metrics based on client device ownership
A social networking system generates metrics for one or more advertisements based on client device ownership. Social networking system users are identified as owners of client devices.
06/19/14
20140171128
Harvesting communication parameter observations in gnss-denied environments
A method includes receiving location information from a mobile device, the location information indicating a location of a mobile device operating the mobile device in a global positioning navigation satellite system (gnss)-location-denied environment. One or more communication parameters associated with communications between the mobile device and a network can be identified.
06/12/14
20140164979
Displaying news ticker content based on value in a social networking system
A social networking system displays stories describing actions to a user in a news ticker. The stories may be selected so that a variety of types of stories, stories associated with a variety of users, or stories associated with a variety of actions are presented via the news ticker.
06/12/14
20140164978
Displaying aggregated news ticker content in a social networking system
A social networking system displays stories describing actions to a user in a news ticker. The stories may be selected so that a variety of types of stories, stories associated with a variety of users, or stories associated with a variety of actions are presented via the news ticker.
06/12/14
20140164519
Integration of devices through a social networking platform
A system and method for providing a social networking service to a plurality of devices. A social networking server for facilitating social information exchange among the plurality of devices through a socially aware network.
06/12/14
20140164517
Peer-to-peer social network
A social network includes a relay server and two or more mobile internet devices (“mids”) coupled to the relay server. Each of the mids includes a relay agent for interfacing with the relay server, a web server, an application for operating the web server, and a memory for storing social networking information comprising a contacts list, one or more access groups, one or more albums, and one or more associations between the one or more access groups and the one or more albums to specify which contacts can view which albums..
06/12/14
20140164506
Multimedia message having portions of networked media content
A multimedia message is generated according to media content portions identified by a message input including words or phrases. The media content portions are extracted from among media content based on a set of predetermined criteria, such as a matching of audio content of the media content.
06/12/14
20140164503
Displaying news ticker content based on diversity in a social networking system
A social networking system displays stories describing actions to a user in a news ticker. The stories may be selected so that a variety of types of stories, stories associated with a variety of users, or stories associated with a variety of actions are presented via the news ticker.
06/12/14
20140164418
Unique device identification among large populations of homogenous devices
A digital fingerprint identifying a device includes characteristics of a user of the device in addition to characteristics of the device itself. The personal characteristics used to form the digital fingerprint of the device are those that are likely to not change over time or to change in predictable ways.
06/12/14
20140164393
Method, system, and storage device for clique based social networking and social graphing
A method, system, and storage device for clique based social networking and social graphing allowing users to create one or more networks each containing one or more connections, create postings or other information that trickles down to other users according to a set of rules wherein certain connections must be present to be in-network to a primary user.. .
06/12/14
20140164365
Selection and presentation of news stories identifying external content to social networking system users
Social networking system users generate news stories including a link to news content external to the social networking system. The news stories may be filtered based on filter criteria allowing a viewing user to more easily identify news stories of interest.
06/12/14
20140164199
Integrating financial accounts with social networking
A computer-implemented method and system for integrating a financial account with at least one social networking account. A financial account to at least one user and may be assigned an identifier for the at least one social networking account.
06/12/14
20140164137
Pricing system for on-line advertisements
Based on a request for an advertisement, a social networking system retrieves information about a user and identifies candidate advertisement (“ad”) objects having targeting criteria satisfied by the information about the user. The social networking system selects a candidate ad object based on associated bid prices and sends a description of the selected candidate ad object to an external system including a bid price for the candidate ad object.
06/12/14
20140158762
Performing social networking functions using matrix codes
A matrix code reader may detect a matrix code, which may be displayed along with content and include information identifying the content. The matrix code reader may obtain user information associated with a social networking service and, based at least on the content information and the user information, may transmit an instruction to the social networking service to perform a social networking service function.
06/05/14
20140157151
Virtual debate and tagging system and method
A social network system provides a debate system that allows users to scroll through comments of a particular topic and challenge other users to a virtual debate. The topics may range from political, social, personal, etc.
06/05/14
20140157145
Social menu pages
Embodiments of this disclosure include a social networking system that can generate or utilize a social menu in a social network page. The social menu can be generated based on a crowd-sourced user interaction, an external database of business offerings, an administrator interface of the social network page, or any combination thereof.


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