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

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NEW Social networking-based teleconferencing system and method
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149982

A system and method for creating teleconferences that leverage social networking websites and messaging thereof. The system includes a teleconferencing website hosted on a server for scheduling a teleconference in response to user input, and for generating a message for display on a social networking website. The message includes information about the teleconference and a link to one or more ...
NEW Systems and methods for providing page information
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149911

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine responsiveness information for a page in a social networking system, wherein the responsiveness information describes at least a rate at which an administrator of the page replies to messages sent to the page. A request can be received from a user of the social networking system to access the page through a ...
NEW Managing commerce groups and posts in a social networking system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149881

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for managing commerce related groups and communications within a social networking system. For example, systems and methods described herein can identify characteristics of social networking system groups and posts, and determine, based on the identified characteristics, whether the social networking system groups and posts are for-sale groups and sale listings, respectively.
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NEW Methods and systems for contact importing using a mobile device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149761

Techniques to allow a social networking system to import contact information from an external system. In one embodiment, a qr code is provided to a non-mobile computing device to allow a log in to an external system by a user using a mobile computing device. Information from the external system is received after authentication of the user with the external ...
NEW Sharing digital content on a social network
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149727

Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for more effectively and easily sharing on a social networking system digital content obtained from an external system. In one embodiment a user selects a control for sharing content from the external system that causes a sharing request to be sent. The sharing request is received by the social networking website, and an interface ...
NEW Managing messaging services
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149720

In some implementations, messaging services, through which messages from an entity, such as a company, are communicated to various users, are managed. In one aspect, the techniques described may be provided by a messaging management service that keeps track of such messaging services and provides messages to users through these messaging services on behalf of various companies. In this way, ...
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NEW Generating recruitment leads based on targeted content
May 25, 2017 - N°20170147983

A machine may be configured to generate recruitment leads based on targeted content. For example, the machine causes a presentation of an item of digital media in a user interface of a first device associated with a member of a social networking service. The member may be targeted for the presentation of the item of digital media. The machine, based ...
NEW Drone device security system
May 25, 2017 - N°20170144758

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 ...
Compact data structures for push notifications
Facebook, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142213

The disclosure is directed to a push notification system (pns) for sending notifications to users of an application (“app”), e. G., a mobile app of a social networking application. The pns generates a compact filter data structure (“filter”) to store a representation of token identifications (“ids”) of app ...
Systems and methods for sharing information
Facebook, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142210

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can access an interface through which respective status updates of one or more users of a social networking system are provided, wherein a status update of a user indicates at least an activity and a geographic location corresponding to the activity. A determination is made that a first user has selected an option for ...
Data stream consolidation in a social networking system for near real-time analysis
Facebook, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142200

Some embodiments include a stream consolidation engine in a social networking system. The stream consolidation engine can receive two or more input data streams (e. G., an activity record data stream and an application service output stream) from the social networking system. The stream consolidation engine can merge an activity record from the activity record data stream with at least ...
Method, system and computer program product for interception, quarantine and moderation of internal communications of ...
Proofpoint, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142052

Embodiments disclosed herein may intercept, quarantine, and moderate communications internal to an uncontrolled system. An example of an uncontrolled system may be a web application associated with a social networking site. In accessing the social networking site, a user may type in a message. An instance of the uncontrolled system running on the user's device may prepare a request containing ...
Systems and methods for providing multimedia replay feeds
Facebook, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142047

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a plurality of content posts posted to a social networking system. The plurality of content posts are filtered based on filtering criteria to determine one or more filtered content posts. Multimedia content items from the one or more filtered content posts are presented in succession as a multimedia feed, wherein succession of ...
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Proofpoint, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140305

Disclosed herein is a method for facilitating promotion of personal or commercial travel itinerary using social computing based environment wherein the a central server is connected to a plurality of user devices over a network. In one embodiment of the invention, this method may be implemented to enable a person to create a travel plan to visit different places, purchase ...
System and method of analyzing polling results and generating polling results outputs
Starting Block Capital
May 18, 2017 - N°20170139888

Systems and methods may analyze polling results and generate polling results outputs based on respondent characteristics, generating slide documents using one or more polling results outputs, saving and sharing poll results outputs, and performing trending analytics based on polls. A poll results output may be dynamically generated and modified by monitoring user-provided filter parameters. The system may overlay secondary information ...
Method, apparatus and system for social networking
Flybits, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134920

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. The devices can additionally connect to a server. The server maintains a profile schema which can be used to generate profiles for users for each of the mobile ...
Techniques for exchanging contact information and establishing a connection via a social networking service
Linkedln Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134897

A method of making it easier for users to interact with each other via a social networking system is disclosed. It is detected that a first user of a social networking system performed an action with respect to a second user of the social networking system. It is interpreted that the action of the first user corresponds to a command ...
Video encoding for social media
Broadcom Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134738

In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single “like” or “share” button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate ...
Server-initiated bandwidth conservation policies
Facebook, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134303

In one embodiment, a social networking system maintains a moving average of the number of connection problems, including socket timeouts and failed uploads, per client in a geographic area to determine whether the wireless data network serving the geographic area is overloaded. In response to detecting a network overload, the social networking system may transmit an instruction to the clients ...
Real-time social energy behavioural networks
Facebook, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132722

Techniques for controlling energy efficiency and demand response are disclosed. According to the disclosure, a first set of values associated with a first user comprising real-time energy consumption metrics and a second set of values associated with the first user comprising real-time social networking metrics are identified. The two sets of values are correlated to create a personalized set of ...
Method for leveraging tax credit eligibility
Facebook, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132720

A method and system for leveraging tax credit eligibility is disclosed. An embodiment provides a tax credit screening survey to job seekers, who may screen themselves for tax credit eligibility, obtain documentation, demonstrate tax credit eligibility, etc., to a plurality of potential employers—leveraging their tax credit eligibility. If job seekers do not currently qualify, an embodiment informs them ...