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


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Recommending objects to a user of a social networking system based on implicit interactions between ...
Facebook, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324820

The social networking system monitors implicit interactions between a user and objects of the social networking system with which the user has not established a connection. Based on the implicit interactions between the user and an object, the social networking system identifies a soft connection between the user and the object. The social networking system may then identify soft connections ...
Method and apparatus for social networking in a dynamic environment
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324816

In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for social networking in a dynamic environment. In one embodiment, a method for social networking in a network includes broadcasting a first set of one or more keywords representing one or more interests of a first user in the network, receiving a response from a second user in the ...
Targeted authentication queries based on detected user actions
Paypal, Inc.
November 09, 2017 - N°20170324752

There are provided systems and methods for targeted authentication queries based on detected user actions. A user may perform various actions during a day, including online, electronic, or digital actions, such as social networking, messaging, and media consumption, as well as real-life actions, such as exercise, travel, and purchases. The actions may be used to determine a user history for ...
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Social networking automatic trending indicating system
International Business Machines Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322980

Systems, methods and/or software for identifying relevancy and trending among multiple messages in a social networking context. Topics that are of interest and/or relevant to a user are classified based on factors including frequency and trending behavior. Alert indicators, such as color-coded “sparklines” are generated and displayed close to the associated messages, to attract ...
Preferred consumption of social media
International Business Machines Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322909

Techniques are described for preferred consumption of social media. In one implementation, a computer program product comprises a computer-readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith. The program code is executable by a computing device to perform operations comprising: monitoring a user accessing information in a social networking system; identifying a viewing preference for the user without receiving user input ...
Location-based social software for mobile devices
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318416

A method for communicating location information to a device includes receiving, at a computer system that implements a social networking service, location information that represents a geographic location of a device associated with a first user; associating, by the computer system, the received location information with a profile associated with the first user; and sending, from the computer system to ...
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Integrating social media with recordation of broadcast data
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318331

Social media and recordation of programs scheduled to be broadcast is provided. Media content, including feedback data, is gathered and associated tags are extracted. A correlation of the extracted tags with digital content is performed to identify a scheduled broadcast that is related to the digital content. A time duration that a digital media content matching the digital content is ...
Adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318105

An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated method may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the activity stream update. The method further may include adjusting a visibility level of the participant profile in the social networking interface ...
Identifying and publishing company milestones in response to events generated from a social networking service
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318074

This disclosure is directed to monitoring events generated by a social networking service and determining whether the generated events signify a company milestone for an organizational member. The events may be generated by members of the social networking service or by external websites being monitored by the social networking service. The social networking service further conducts various types of processing ...
Course ingestion and recommendation
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318073

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a course ingestion engine (hereinafter “c. I. Engine”) that extracts a least a portion of a word present in a course description of an online course. The c. I. Engine determines, based on the at least one extracted ...
Video icons
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170318067

In one embodiment, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive an input video associated with a first user of an online social networking system. The computer systems receive, from a client system of a second user of the online social networking system, a request to view content associated with the first user. The computer systems generate one ...
Tagging posted content in a social networking system with media information
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170317966

A social networking system allows a user to insert media information into content posted by the user, where the media information identifies a media item that the user is consuming while composing the posted content. When a user of a social networking system composes content via a composer interface, the user may select an option on the composer interface to ...
Social incentive optimization in online social networks
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170317964

A social networking system receives from a member an item for sharing on the social networking system. The system determines whether the item for sharing is a first sharing for the member or whether the member has not shared an item for a time period that transgresses a threshold. When the item for sharing is a first sharing or a ...
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Methods and systems for generation of flexible sentences in a social networking system
International Business Machines Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315993

Some embodiments include a computer-implement method of producing a flexible sentence syntax to facilitate one or more computer applications to generate and publish sentence expressions. For example, the method can include providing a developer interface to define a flexible sentence syntax that controls one or more sentences publishable by an application service. A developer of the application service can customize ...
Social networking system targeted message synchronization
Bluefin Labs, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170311014

Targeted messages are sent to users of social networking system (sns) based on the detection of airings of advertisements in time-based media. This approach allows advertisers to leverage their investment in, for example, television advertising by sending advertisements to sns users who have likely seen the advertisements within shows that they have expressed interest in the context of a sns. ...
Adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface
International Business Machines Corporation
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310777

An approach is described for adjusting prominence of a participant profile in a social networking interface. An associated system may include a processor and a memory storing an application program, which, when executed on the processor, performs an operation that may include receiving an activity stream update of the participant and calculating a relevancy score based on content in the ...
Implicit geolocation of social networking users
Facebook, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310776

In one embodiment, one or more computing systems receive a request for a location prediction for a user from a service. The computing systems access one or more real-time location signals and one or more aggregated location signals. The aggregated location signals may comprise one or more previous location signals. The computing systems may then generate one or more location ...
User context mechanisms for online communication platforms
Alw World Llc
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310630

An online communication platform, such as a social networking site, in which user indicia and user-specified content are presented proximate user context mechanisms. User context mechanisms may include indicia of circumstances local to an associated user, such as local time of day, difference in time from the time at the viewing user's location, and local weather conditions. User context mechanisms ...
Reconjugating user social profile attributes into conversational prompts
Google Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170310615

This disclosure presents a system, methods, and software for using elements of social network objects associated with a user to prompt the user to engage in other activities on a social networking site. A system receives a plurality of social network content items associated with a user. The system stores the plurality of social network content items using one or ...
Social network based advertisement
Google Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308929

Systems and methods for advertisement using location-based open social networking circles. The circles are arranged for businesses respectively. After a user launches circle app at user device, icons of nearby business circles show up in app interface. The icons each display a circle name and a short ad message. A short ad message presented in app interface is created and ...
Retrieval and display of related content using text stream data feeds
Google Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170302716

Mechanisms are provided for retrieving and presenting related content using text stream data feeds. Text stream data feeds such as caption information associated with media content or conversations associated with social networking applications are aggregated and used to retrieve related media content, text documents, and advertisements. Text stream data feeds that a user is exposed to may indicate that the ...
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