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Signal sharing between trusted groups of devices
Aspects of the technology described herein identify a trusted group of devices that collaborate to minimize device limitations (e.g., data use, bandwidth, battery life, and the like). Personal assistant services or cloud-based services utilize user data (e.g., web browsing, calendar entries, communication data, social networks, and the like) and device data (e.g., location data, bluetooth beacons, wi-fi, and the like) provided by user devices to identify devices in the trusted group of devices.

Private communication sessions in an online social networking system
An online social networking system receives user interactions with a content item from client devices of users of the social networking system. A public user interface displaying at least some of the received user interactions with the content item is provided for display on each of the client devices.

Automatic membership in social networks via mobile and point-of-sale computing device
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.

Method and managing content distribution according to social networks
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a common interests associated with a group of users according to activity information obtained for the group of users, providing a first media service during the consuming of the media content to first equipment of a remainder of the group of users where the first media service is selected according to a first common interest, and providing one of the first media service or a second media service during the consuming of the media content to second equipment of a subset of the group of users according to a conflict resolution, where the second media service is selected according to the second common interest, and where the conflict resolution is based on determining a stronger interest, between the first and second common interests, that is associated with each member of the subset of the group of users. Other embodiments are disclosed..

Social networking with assistive technology device
An approach is provided that assists visually impaired users. The approach analyzes a document that is being utilized by the visually impaired user.

Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues
Embodiments described herein provide numerous applications and implementations of a social network to facilitate individuals to resolve various life issues. These issues may include issues that arise when individuals or families relocate, including logistic problems, assimilation of family members in a community, and roommate pairings.

Mentor and mentee matching using social networking data
Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums for matching mentee members with mentor members. The member matching may utilize social networking service data and one or more preferences of both the potential mentees and potential mentors.

Social selling index
Methods, systems, and computer program products for a distributed processing system and database for managing, performing, measuring, evaluating, codifying, and teaching social selling are described. Metric data corresponding to a user of a social network system is obtained and one or more components of a social selling index score are computed.

Method for publicizing musical artists and promoting new musical works
A method and system for publicizing musical artists and promoting new musical works implements a blind vote, whereby users objectively judge and vote on a plurality of anonymous musical entries to determine a winning musical entry. The system employs a plurality of user accounts managed by at least one remote server, wherein each user account is associated to a corresponding personal computing (pc) device.

Social networking system incentivizing tagging and commercial engagement methods
A social networking method comprising the steps of establishing an online networking environment to enable a plurality of users to engage in the sharing of media and providing a user interface in the online networking environment to enable a first user with a first option to upload a media file that may visually depict a commercially relevant material; select at least a first tag from a populated list of tags and associate said first tag with a first commercially relevant material displayed in the media file; providing the first user with a second option to create a tag associated with the displayed; and furnishing credit to users of the online networking environment that tag images with relevant links to commercially relevant material.. .

Graphical user interfaces to manage company employee networks

The invention provides systems and methods for managing requisition and hiring. Such systems and methods may include one or more user interfaces that may be accessible by a candidate for a position within a company, an employee of the company, and/or a human resources employee of the company.

Method, device, server and storage medium of searching a group based on social network

A method of searching a group based on a social network includes: receiving a group search request transmitted by a query terminal, wherein the group search request contains a specified query user identification (id), a group scale and a group coritivity; retrieving a pre-generated social network graph; using the user node corresponding to the query user id as a starting node to perform search expansion according to the social network graph, and determining a user node having the maximum number of adjacent nodes in each search expansion layer as a group member until the number of determined group members equals to the group scale in the social network graph; a first level of the expansion layer includes the user node, which is an adjacent node of the query user, and the user node included in a next level of expansion layer is an adjacent node of the group member determined by the upper level of the expansion layer; and determining that a group coritivity of the group to be searched is not less than the specified group coritivity, and returning the group to be searched as a query result to the query terminal for displaying.. .

Fast social network data aggregation and summation

Fast social network data aggregation and summation provides for retrieving and summarizing one or more web sites relating to a subject person while maintaining confidentiality of subject matter on the one or more web sites. The web sites may be social media accounts and/or personal web sites such as blogs.

Large scale multi-objective optimization

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to large scale optimizing engine. The large scale optimizing engine determines a probability, for each content item in a set of content items, of the respective member account performing a content item action.

Audio effects based on social networking data

Techniques are described for determining what effects to apply to audiovisual content. An effect that is applied to audiovisual content may be an audio effect.

Real-time delivery of interactions in online social networking system

A content item is sent for display on client devices of users of an online system. Information indicating that a first user is currently viewing the content item is received from a client device.

Systems and methods for dynamically determining actions associated with a page in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can receive a request from a client for one or more actions associated with a page for a particular channel for a particular user. A plurality of actions associated with the page can be obtained.

System and creating an avatar

An avatar or avatar environment to visualize data may be provided within a social networking system or service, for example as part of the internet, and/or within a desktop widget, panel, gadget, or the like. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio characteristics in response to the data or other input such as athletic activity performed by a corresponding user.

Endorsements relevance

A system, a machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions, and a computer-implemented method described herein are directed to a quality endorsement engine. The quality endorsement engine extracts content portions from content, accessible on a social network service, associated with a first member account.

Mention identification for untrusted content

In some embodiments of the invention a method provides for processing a mention in textual content being input to a content provider. The method can include detecting input by a user of the content provider of the mention and identifying a member of a mention provider such as a social network based on the mention while maintaining privacy of information about the member with respect to the content provider.

Systems and methods for using domain name system context based response records

A technique for resolving a uniform resource locator (url) present on a social network website is presented. The technique includes detecting that a user's computing device is rendering a social network web page on the social network website, detecting a user activation of the url present on the social network web page, where the url present on the social network web page includes a domain name, obtaining a domain name system (dns) resource record for the domain name, detecting, in the dns resource record for the domain name, an entry for the social network website associated with a destination url, retrieving content from the destination url in response to at least the detecting that the user's computing device is rendering the social network web page and the detecting a user activation of the url present on the social network web page, and causing the content to be displayed..

Interaction bar for real-time interactions with content on a social networking system

A social networking system enables users to interact through a content item in real time by presenting an interaction bar to a user viewing a content item page associated with the content item. The social networking system presents the content item pages for content items along with a content item header.

Response status management

Disclosed aspects relate to response status management in a social networking environment. A message from a source user to a recipient user may be detected in the social networking environment.

Systems and methods for sharing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first ephemeral message to be shared through a first unified message thread corresponding to a group of recipients, the first ephemeral message being created by a user operating the computing device. The first ephemeral message can be provided to a social networking system for distribution to the group of recipients through the first unified message thread, wherein both ephemeral messages and non-ephemeral messages are exchanged between the group of recipients through the same first unified message thread..

Method and estimating body shape

A system and method of estimating the body shape of an individual from input data such as images or range maps. The body may appear in one or more poses captured at different times and a consistent body shape is computed for all poses.

Automated background checks

Background checks are a typical part of the hiring process. In the case of public safety employees, such as police officers, firemen and firewomen, and the like, employers have sought ever more comprehensive background checks.

Architecture of social networking question and answer platform based on blockchain

The invention discloses an architecture of the social question and answer platform based on a block chain, comprising a social networking q&a website basic unit, a user interface unit, a user incentive unit, a first smart contract formation unit and a first smart contract execution unit. The user interface unit includes a registration and login module for inputting a user id, an identity verification module to discover whether the user id is real or fake, a user level rating module, a permission setting module, an fund record module for storing the information of the adaptation fund, and a mapping table for storing the user's identity information and getting the relationship between the user id and the user's identity information.

Dynamic computing system, method and process

The system provides a method and process to automatically create a custom gamified social net platform using different modular features. The social networking platform created will be able to run natively on multiple operating systems.

Algorithmic system for dynamic conditional asset pricing analysis and financial intelligence technology platform automation

The current invention pertains to the novel, nonobvious, and applicable design and development of an algorithmic system for dynamic conditional asset pricing output and financial intelligence technology platform automation. Core technicality entails the consistent estimation of dynamic conditional alphas after one controls for myriad fundamental characteristics such as market risk, size, value, momentum, asset investment growth, and operating profitability through recursive multivariate filtration.

Integrating metadata from applications used for social networking into a customer relationship management (crm) system

Integrating metadata from applications used for social networking into a customer relationship management (crm) system includes obtaining, from applications used for social networking, metadata associated with users of the applications, analyzing the metadata from the applications to infer opportunities, relationships for mapping clients, structures, and subject matter experts, and integrating the opportunities, the relationships for mapping the clients, the structures, and the subject matter experts into a crm system to populate the crm system.. .

Title disambiguation in a social network taxonomy

In an example embodiment, a deep representation data structure is formed having first vectors representing titles from a social network data structure and second vectors representing skills from a social network data structure represented as coordinates in the deep representation data structure. One or more objective functions are applied to at least one combination of first vectors and second vectors in the deep representation data structure, causing an objective function output for each of the at least one combination.

Customized data feeds for online social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein help identify trending topics and generate customized data feeds that present trending topics to a user based on information in the user's social network profile. In some embodiments, users may select topics of interest to the user and the system can identity and present trending articles in the selected topic to the user via the user's newsfeed..

Usability and resource efficiency using comment relevance

Techniques for enhancing usability and electronic resource efficiency using comment relevance are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a comment relevance system receives member feature data, including professional identity data such as professional experience or professional skill, and at least one of comment feature data and commenter feature data for comments for post on a social networking service, generates a score for each comment based on the member feature data and the comment or commenter feature data, ranks the comments based on the scores, and causes one or more of the comments to be displayed in a particular position based on the ranking.

Intention detection and handling of incoming calls

A set of characteristics is computed for a caller who is associated with an identifier presented in a caller id data of a call to a user. A characteristic includes a degree of closeness of the caller to the user in a social network of the user.

Decentralized multi-channel discovery system through a plurality of data structures

Described herein are technologies related to an implementation of a decentralized discovery system that utilizes a plurality of fuse—nodes to facilitate delivery of content specific data to a user. The plurality of fuse—nodes is a proprietary owned database (or modules) that include relationship links to another fuse—node (s), and/or a particular channel, media, and contents, which further include social network—friends and social network activities of the social network—friend, etc..

Social media rule engine

A computer implemented method includes receiving instructions from a user for identifying data on one or more social networks, wherein the instructions received from the user comprise one or more conditions and one or more actions, identifying, on the one or more social networks, data that is associated with one or more social entities, determining one or more characteristics of the identified data, determining, based on the one or more characteristics of the identified data, that the identified data meets one or more conditions for identifying data specified in the instructions received from the user, in response to determining that the identified data meets one or more conditions specified in the instructions received from the user, performing one or more actions specified in the instructions received from the user.. .

Method for identifying unauthorized access of an account of an online service

The present disclosure relates to a method for identifying unauthorized access of an account of an online service, such as an email or a social network service, wherein the account is associated with a legitimate user, the method comprising the steps of: retrieving login information from recent login activity of the account corresponding to a geographic location associated with the ongoing or most recent login attempt; retrieving usage information comprising a geographic location of a legitimate user from a device of the legitimate user; comparing the login information and the usage information by comparing the geographic location associated with the ongoing or most recent login attempt and the geographic location of a legitimate user; and identifying potentially unauthorized login(s) by an unauthorized user.. .

Managing content disclosure on social networking sites

Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for managing content disclosure on social networking sites. In some embodiments, labels associated with a social network connection of a user can be associated with the social network connection based on the reactions of the social network connection to different social network posts.

Systems and methods for generating content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate at least one multi-author story using content items that satisfy one or more grouping criteria associated with the multi-author story, wherein the content items were previously published by users of a social networking system and provide access to the multi-author story to one or more users of the social networking system that satisfy one or more access restrictions associated with the multi-author story.. .

Social network access via virtual-reality

A virtual-reality that includes multiple different features therein, those features arranged in a combined wall. The user can select from the multiple features by looking at the features for a specified amount of time for example 3 seconds.

Using social network data to detect and quantify unauthorized consumption of content

A method for utilizing data analytics to identify unauthorized consumption of content comprises obtaining social network activity data from one or more social networks. The obtained social network activity data is analyzed to identify one or more users involved with content associated with a content provider.

Methods and systems for use in providing experience profile scores for reviewers

Systems and methods herein are suitable for use in providing experience profile scores for reviewers in connection with reviews submitted by the reviewers. One exemplary method includes receiving a request from a review forum for an experience profile score for a consumer.

Search based on interactions of social connections with companies offering jobs

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for ranking jobs for presentation to a user to present jobs that are trending due to popular demand among members of the social network that have similar job interests as the user. The jobs are presented within a trending-jobs group, which is part of a job presentation user interface.

Ranking job offerings based on growth potential within a company

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for ranking and presenting companies that are experiencing high growth in positions fulfillable by a user in response to a search for the user. A method includes identifying, on a social network, jobs that are available for presentation to the user and offered by one or more companies.

Ranking job offerings based on connection mesh strength

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting jobs for a user based on the connections of the user in a social network. A method includes determining, on a social network, connection strengths between members of the social network and members that have currently or previously worked for a company offering a job.

Training image-recognition systems using a joint embedding model on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a shared visual concept in visual-media items based on shared visual features in images of the visual-media items; extracting, for each of the visual-media items, n-grams from communications associated with the visual-media item; generating, in a d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the visual-media items at a location based on the visual concepts included in the visual-media item; generating, in the d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the extracted n-grams at a location based on a frequency of occurrence of the n-gram in the communications associated with the visual-media items; and associating, with the shared visual concept, the extracted n-grams that have embeddings within a threshold area of the embeddings for the identified visual-media items.. .

Smart content pre-loading on client devices

A method for smart preloading of content resources on client devices is provided. The method includes operations for presenting an interface running on a client device that includes a plurality of content indicators associated with a plurality of content items.

Managing game sessions in a social network messaging system

This disclosure is directed to enabling access to a game instance through a messenger application. A client-side player component facilitates communication between a game instance on the client device and a backend server of a social networking system.

Method for overlaying timelines for event-based social networking

A first timeline of sequenced experiences and a second timeline of sequenced experiences are provided. The first timeline includes first sequenced experience data associated with first time data.
Myseat.com Media Inc.

System and multi-lingual networking and communication

A method and system are provided that facilitate multilingual communication and international social networking. In one respect, the system and method allow individual social network users to instantly message, or chat, with others in the social network according to personally-selected filters.
Globechat, Inc.

Social-referral network methods and apparatus

A computer implemented method, apparatus and computer readable medium for expanding membership in an online referral social network. The online referral social network confirms a particular online referral social network member indicated in one or more communications for registering a user as having referred the user to the online referral social network is a member of said online referral social network.

Virtual universe relocation through paid sponsorship

The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing paid sponsorships that are configured to relocate an avatar within the virtual environment. The system is configured to ascertain one or more advertisements for display based on at least one of: an inventory analysis of an avatar, a historical teleportation analysis of the avatar, a motion analysis of the avatar, a social network analysis of the avatar, and a ratings analysis of the one or more advertisements within a virtual universe.
International Business Machines Corporation

Process and framework for facilitating information sharing using a distributed hypergraph

A knowledge model “overlay” for organizing and analyzing large, dynamic data volumes is implemented as a hypergraph that manifests as a result of a distributed theory-driven data source transformation process. This process maps exponentially growing data into an asymptotically limited information space.
Georgetown University

Relationship mapping employing multi-dimensional context including facial recognition

A system and method for mapping interpersonal relationships, the method including sending a first composite image that includes an image of at least one unknown person from the client machine to an image analysis system of the online social network, receiving a list of candidate persons, each candidate person corresponding to a particular person identifier and having a predetermined relationship with the first user at the client machine, and sending information indicating a selection of one of the candidate persons for tagging the image of the unknown person with the particular person identifier corresponding to the selected candidate person from the client machine.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for automatically identifying specific teams of users to solve specific and real-time problems

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system that automatically defines and assembles a group of users capable of solving a particular problem, such as problems associated with network platforms and infrastructures. The group of users are identified from user data captured while users interact within and throughout a network, such as a social network..
Northwestern University

Media item context in social media posts

Example implementations may involve generating and displaying media items contexts related to media playback systems in social media posts. In an example, a computing system of a social media service receives data representing a playback history of one or more particular audio tracks that were played back at a media playback system, and a particular account of the social media service that is registered with the media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.

Methods and systems for adjusting user experience on a social networking service using quotas

A method of adjusting user experience on a social networking service includes setting a data-usage threshold for a plurality of features in the social networking service, providing the plurality of features to a user of the social networking service at an initial quality of service, and monitoring data usage by the user during a period of time in which the plurality of features is provided to the user. The method further includes, in response to a determination that the data usage by the user during the period of time satisfies the data-usage threshold: (1) reducing the quality of service for the user for one or more features of the plurality of features, and (2) providing the one or more features to the user at the reduced quality of service..
Facebook, Inc.

Method and social network communication over a media network

A system that transmits a request to initiate a communication session with a member device of a social network may include, for example, activating a speech capture element, maintaining activation of the speech capture element in accordance with a pattern of prior speech messages, detecting a speech message at the activated speech capture element, and transmitting the detected speech message, or a derivative thereof, to the member device of the social network. Other embodiments are disclosed..
Nuance Communications, Inc.

Method and system for providing notifications for group messages

A server receives a group message from a first user account in a social networking platform, the group message to be sent to a plurality of user accounts, and determines whether the group message refers to one or more user accounts of the plurality of user accounts. For a respective user account referred to by the group message, the server sends a notification to a terminal associated with the respective user account, wherein the notification is rendered at the terminal in a first manner configured by the respective user account.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Directing participants during a social networking event

A method of directing participants during a social networking event includes the step of accessing a participant database that includes a plurality of records, each record including a participant identifier and associated participant attributes. A social networking instance is generated that links participant identifiers based on participant attributes, to define matched participants for meeting during the social networking event.
Data Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd

Method and system for managing membership of communication channels associated with projects of an enterprise entity

According to one embodiment, a customer relationship management (crm) system is queried to obtain a list of projects that are associated with a particular user. A subset of the projects is selected from the list.
Clari Inc.

Video image overlay of an event performance

Systems and methods for overlaying video segments of actions of audience members with video segments of an event performer are described. A computer implemented method includes: identifying, by a computer device, an event performer in video content; identifying, by the computer device, an audience member in the video content that has a social network relationship to the event performer; correlating, by the computer device, an action of the event performer in the video content to an action of the audience member in the video content; and generating, by the computer device, a composite image comprising an image of the action of the event performer and an image of the action of the audience member..
International Business Machines Corporation

View oriented social network (vosn)

The invention enhances data storage and utilization by introducing an abstract data layer to enable systematic and logic optimization of data by all web users. The abstract data layer consists of views as logical units to simulate encapsulation of user data and to optimize data storage and utilization.

Search result ranking based on post classifiers on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes generating a reconstructed embedding of a query based on one or more term embeddings associated with the one or more query terms, respectively, on receiving a query with the one or more query terms, formulating an evaluation model based at least on the reconstructed embedding of the query, where the evaluation model calculates a relevance score for posts with respect to the search query based at least on the classifier vectors of the posts, and calculating, for each of the retrieved posts, a relevance score for the post by applying the associated classifier vector to the formulated evaluation model.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Vital author snippets on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a text query from a client system of a user and parsing the text query to identify a primary entity referenced in the text query. The method also includes identifying one or more related entities for the primary entity based on one or more related-entity indexes associated with the primary entity and identifying one or more content objects matching the text query, each identified content object being associated with one or more of the related entities.
Facebook, Inc.

Augmented reality appearance enhancement

Systems, methods, and devices are provided for altering an appearance of acquaintances when viewed through smart glasses, which may be altered using augmented reality technology. In particular, an embodiment of the invention is directed to allowing users to specify their appearances to others when viewed by others wearing smart glasses.
Hallmark Cards, Incorporated

Social network information match-up system and method thereof

The present invention provides a social network information match-up system. The system receives the request message of the collaboration information to be published from the user end (demand end), and is able to promote the collaboration information of the user end to other user ends using the system.

Following data records in an information feed

Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products related to automatically causing a following relationship to be established in an enterprise social networking system between a user and one or more customer relationship management (crm) records. In some implementations, a workflow is configurable at least in part by one or more selections defining one or more conditions.

Social networking system for the military community

A social networking system for veterans, veteran owned businesses, and businesses that offer products and services to the veteran community. An embodiment of a social networking system includes providing a social networking system, gathering information about the users' military history, verifying the users' military affiliation, and providing information to the one or more users..

Social application for organizing gatherings

Systems and methods are provided for displaying locations of multiple users of a social networking application. A first indicator is dynamically displayed on a display of a mobile device of a first user of the social networking application representing a current location of the first user.

Attaching objects to feed items

Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for attaching objects to feed items. A publisher can be caused to be displayed on a display of a device of a first user of a social networking system.

Automated networking graph mining and visualization

The automated social networking graph mining and visualization technique described herein mines social connections and allows creation of a social networking graph from general (not necessarily social-application specific) web pages. The technique uses the distances between a person's/entity's name and related people's/entities names on one or more web pages to determine connections between people/entities and the strengths of the connections.

Future connection score of a new connection

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to future connection engine that generates a select pairing of member accounts for a potential social network connection. The future connection engine predicts, according to the prediction model, a first number of subsequent social network connections for a first member account in the select pairing that will occur after establishing the potential social network connection and a second number of subsequent social network connections for a second member account in the select pairing that will occur after establishing the potential social network connection.

System and method in a social networking system for displaying updates in an information feed

A method of providing feed information is provided. The method comprises calculating an affinity score for each information source that provides updates to an information feed for a first user of a social networking system wherein the affinity score for each information source is calculated based on interaction factors between the first user and the information source.

Conducting artistic competitions in a social network system

Tools, strategies, and techniques are provided for connecting an audience comprising artists of many different kinds with a wider audience of other users to engage in competitions, provide commentary, review communications, and perform other activities around works of art.. .

Activity information sharing method and apparatus

A real-time activity information sharing method is performed at a user terminal, including the following steps: launching, by the user terminal, an instant messaging application running on the user terminal; establishing, by the user terminal, a communication channel between the instant messaging application and a real-time activity information collection apparatus located adjacent the user terminal; transmitting, by the user terminal, a control instruction from the instant messaging application to the real-time activity information collection apparatus via the communication channel; receiving, by the user terminal, the plurality of parameters uniquely associated with the predefined operation on the instant messaging application; and transmitting, by the user terminal, information of the plurality of parameters to a social networking website using a share instruction on the instant messaging application running on the user terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Controlling devices by social networking

In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing information received from a first network-enabled device to identify instructions for a second network-enabled device associated with a second user of a social-networking system, the first network-enabled device being associated with a first user of the social-networking system. The method also includes determining (1) that the first user is connected to the second user with respect to a social graph of the social-networking system and (2) that the first user has authorization to provide instructions to the second network-enabled device, where the authorization is based on social-networking information.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and a social network score system communicably connected to an id-less and password-less authentication system

A technique is provided in which entities, such as companies, connect to a universal social network score server in the cloud, to request therefrom a social network score about an entity. The social network score depicts how many social network sites were visited by the entity, if the entity is visible on the internet or social network sites, if the entity is active on the social network sites, and, if so, how active.

Suggesting a message to user to post on a social network based on prior posts directed to same topic in a different tense

A method, system and computer program product for improving the quality of the posts in a social network. A topic of a post to a social network environment is identified using natural language processing.
International Business Machines Corporation

High confidence digital content treatment

A machine may be configured to perform high confidence digital content treatment. For example, the machine accesses a message reported as objectionable by a member of a social networking service (sns).
Linkedin Corporation

Emoji recommendation method and apparatus

This application discloses an emoji recommendation method and apparatus. The method includes: displaying a first user interface of a social network client application; detecting occurrence of a trigger event that corresponds to a preset condition for triggering delivery of an emoji recommendation from the social network server to a first user; retrieving one or more emoji recommendations from the social network server, wherein the one or more emoji recommendations are selected from an emoji library for the first user in accordance with social behavior information of the first user; and displaying the one or more emoji recommendations on the first user interface, including displaying one or more editing controls to adjust one or more parameters for calculating a correlation degree of the user and a respective emoji based on one or more attributes of the one or more emoji recommendations retrieved from the social network server..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Social network wagering system

A social network wagering system is disclosed. The social network wagering system includes an electronic gaming subsystem and a social network proxy controller constructed to communicate with the electronic gaming subsystem.
Gamblit Gaming, Llc

Disciplining interaction among users of a social network

A method of managing interactions in a social network is provided. The method segregates user accounts into first and second profiles, and then conditions the visibility of the content of the second profile through a disciplining modality.

Leveraging a social network to search for local inventory

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for leveraging a social network to search for local inventory includes communicating with a first mobile communication device over a network, the first mobile communication device associated with a user, and communicating with a second mobile communication device over the network, the second mobile communication device associated with a social network contact. The method further includes obtaining a geo-location of the second mobile communication device, processing a search request from the first mobile communication device, obtaining a radius of coverage for a merchant, determining whether the geo-location of the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant, and providing a listing to the first mobile communication device of one or more items for sale by the merchant when the second mobile communication device is within the radius of coverage of the merchant..
Ebay Inc.

Generating job recommendations using co-viewership signals

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to use signals indicating that multiple members have viewed the same job posting to determine whether a particular job posting should be recommended to a certain member. The recommendation system monitors job view events with respect to job postings and stores the associated viewership data.
Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations using job posting similarity

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to leverage job posting similarity information for selecting one or more job postings for presentation to a member. The recommendation system accesses a profile of a subject member, engages the relevance model to select job postings for presentation to the subject member based on the respective relevance values generated for the job postings, and also selects one or more additional jobs to be presented to the member based on respective job posting similarity scores generated for these additional job postings..
Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations using member profile similarity

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to leverage member profile similarity information for selecting one or more job postings for presentation to a member. The recommendation system accesses a profile of a subject member, engages the relevance model to select job postings for presentation to the subject member based on the respective relevance values generated for the job postings, and also selects one or more additional jobs to be presented to the member based on respective member profile similarity scores generated for these additional job postings..
Linkedin Corporation

Understanding business insights and deep-dive using artificial intelligence

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a key feature engine receives a request for a desired number of key features to be identified from a data set in at least a portion of a database. The key feature engine executes instances of multiple types of machine learning data models on the data set to calculate respective regression coefficients, in each machine learning data model instance, for each feature in a plurality of features defined by a plurality of data categories of a social network service.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Query processing for online social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to receive, analyze, and distribute queries about various topics from a member of an online social network to other members of the social network. The embodiments of the present disclosure may additionally assess the quality of responses to queries by members, as well as expand or narrow the distribution of the query among the social network based on various events and criteria..
Linkedln Corporation

Job application redistribution

A system, a computer-readable medium comprising instructions, and a computer-implemented method are directed to a forecasting engine, as described herein. The forecasting engine receives a ranked list of content portions that are ranked based on relevance score values of the content portions.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Generating a user-specific profile feed associated with a visitation state for presentation to a user of a social networking system

A social networking system provides a user with a newsfeed that includes content selected by the social networking system for presentation to the user and allows the user to request a user-specific profile feed associated with an additional user connected to the user on the social networking system. The user-specific profile feed includes content received from the additional user and designated by the additional user as eligible for presentation in a user-specific profile feed associated with the additional user.
Facebook, Inc.

Social networking connections through short range wireless devices

There are provided systems and methods for social networking connections through short range wireless devices. A user may become associated with a new location based on one or more connections made by the user's communication device and a device at the location, such as a communication device of another user at the location or a wireless beacon established at the location.
Paypal, Inc.

Social networking-based teleconferencing system and method

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.
Tawlk, Inc.

System and social networking

A system and method of social networking. A first computer determines a location of a first user using a global positioning system (gps) of the first computer.

Methods and systems for providing notifications to users of a social networking service

A method of providing notifications to users of a social networking service includes determining a user intent associated with a post from a user on the social networking service, based at least in part on content of the post. The method further includes generating a first notification of the user intent associated with the post and selecting a plurality of users of the social networking service to receive the first notification.
Facebook, Inc.

Social funding system using social network service and game

The present invention relates to a social funding system for promoting participation in social funding using a social network service and a game. The social funding system using a social network service and a game, according to the present invention, comprises: a social funding server in which a social funding account is established in cooperation with a social network service account; a social network service server which as a server for providing a social network service, provides the social funding server with a preference for the social network service account linked to the social funding account; a game server which provides an online game and transfers funds to the social funding account according to the game activity index of a sponsor or an investor of the social funding account; and a user terminal which accesses the social funding server to select a social funding account to be sponsored, accesses the social network service server to change the preference, and accesses the game server to generate the activity index..

Process and system for determining marketing activity frequency while maintaining the influencer's impact on their social network

A process suitable for managing activation of market influencers while minimizing degradation of influencer impact is provided. In particular, the present invention relates to a process that determines an optimal amount of marketing activities to maximize effectiveness while avoiding damaging or degradation of influencer impact quantities providing the marketing activities.
Apifia, Inc.

Job posting data search based on intercompany worker migration

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for searching jobs for a member of a social network based on transitions of workers between companies. One method includes an operation for identifying jobs based on a search for jobs for the member who works for an employer, with each job being associated with a respective company.
Linkedln Corporation

Technologies for evaluating relationships between social networking profiles

This disclosure discloses a network-based computing technology to evaluate relationships between social networking profiles and then to take an action based on such evaluation. This network-based computing technology may include a running logic, whether hardware or software, such as an engine, which may be modularized, that is programmed to score the relationships based on shared content..
Randomwalk Analytics Inc., D/b/a Pairity

Methods and systems for social networking based on nucleic acid sequences

The invention relates to methods and systems for social networking based on profile characteristics (e.g., including phenotypic information) and/or genetic sequence information.. .

Providing query explanations for automated sourcing

Techniques for providing explanations of candidate search queries are described. The queries can be created using query intent clustering in an automated sourcing tool.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Selecting time-specific content for presentation to a user of a social networking system

A social networking system maintains content items associated with various topics. Each topic may be associated with a start time and/or an end time defining a time range during which content items associated with the topic are most likely to be relevant to social networking system users.
Facebook, Inc.

System and method to display search specific pages

Methods, systems, and media are directed to providing dynamically optimized search results in conjunction with a social networking site. The dynamically optimized search includes a search utility of the social networking site to receive search criteria, a processing unit configured to execute a profile search of profile pages that match the search criteria, to rank the profile search results, in view of the search criteria, and to compile an interim list of relevant profile information.
Shocase, Inc.

Segmenting a set of media data using a set of social networking data

A mechanism is provided for automated management of a set of media data using a set of social networking data. The set of social networking data related to a media event is collected.
International Business Machines Corporation

Marble-sealed container

The present disclosure is directed to a marble-sealed bottle that preserves the marble features yet allows for easy opening, re-closing, and unobstructed pouring of the content stored in the bottle. In addition, the disclosure provides a mobile application that improves consumer engagement with the product and facilitates collection of certain information about the product users and individuals connected to them via social networks or similar software applications..

Context-related arrangements

In one arrangement, a first device presents a display that is based on context data, derived from one or more of its sensors. This display is imaged by a camera in a second device.
Digimarc Corporation

Information processing method, first terminal, second terminal, server, and system

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an information access control method performed at a server, the method including: receiving an image sharing request from a first terminal, the image sharing request including a first image to be shared among a user group of a social networking application; encrypting the first image using an encryption key to obtain a second image; sending a preview version of the first image to a second terminal; receiving an image viewing request from the second terminal in response to a user selection of the preview version of the first image at the second terminal and a user-initiated resource transfer from the second user account to the first user account; and returning the second image and a decryption key to the second terminal, wherein the second terminal is configured to restore the first image from the second image using the decryption key.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Information processing method, first terminal, second terminal, and server

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an information access control method performed by a computer server, the method including: receiving an image sharing request from a first terminal, the image sharing request including a first image to be shared among a user group of a social networking application; identify one or more faces in the first image through face recognition; randomly selecting one of the faces in the first image; applying a mask to the first image except a predefined portion of the randomly-selected face; sending the partially masked first image to a second terminal; receiving an image viewing request from the second terminal in response to a user selection of the partially masked first image and a user-initiated resource transfer from the second user account to the first user account; and returning a version of the first image not being partially masked to the second terminal.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Identification of people in common

A method for identifying people in common (pic) between two users on a social networking service includes: receiving a request for a set of people in common between a first user and a second user on a social networking service, determining publicly visible connections of the first user and the second user from the social networking service; determining connections visible only to members of an accessible group of the first user and the second user from the social networking service, access to the connections visible only to members of the accessible group being controlled by security permissions; determining a set of people in common between the first user and the second user using the publicly visible connections, the connections and using security permissions from a perspective of the first user; and providing the set of people in common to the first user.. .
Google Inc.

Methods of distributing digital publications incorporating user generated and encrypted content with unique fingerprints

Electronic publications are increasingly replacing physical media but to date standards have evolved to mimic these physical media. Accordingly it is beneficial to provide electronic publication software systems and/or software applications to enable new paradigms that provide consumers, authors, publishers, retailers, and others with new models for releasing digital content from editorial and authorship viewpoints; new models for providing digital rights management with licensing, re-assignable rights and the ability to issue sub-rights or issue partial licenses with predetermined validity; new models for publishers to release revised editions, errata, new additions, etc; engaging social network type collaborative behavior within work and private environments with associated content (annotations) to the original release content; and supporting discussion and information dissemination within a wide variety of environments from education to business to book clubs etc.
Cognilore, Inc.

Social networking and matching communication platform and methods thereof

The present invention provides system and method for configuring social networking and matching communication platform by implementing analysis of voice intonations of a first user. The system comprising an input module adapted to receive voice input and orientation reference, a personal collective emotionbase comprising benchmark tones and benchmark emotional attitudes (bea) whilst each of the benchmark tones corresponds to a specific bea, at least one processor in communication with a computer readable medium (crm).
Beyond Verbal Communication Ltd

Addressing propagation of inaccurate information in a social networking environment

An approach is described for addressing propagation of inaccurate information in a social networking environment. An associated method may include identifying inaccurate information within the social networking environment, facilitating creation of countering content to address the inaccurate information, and disseminating the countering content.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and creating shoppers gaze, implicit interest, identity and social network based information disbursement system & combo deals

A computerized sales tool used to stimulate sales of products and related products in a retail outlet. The tool comprises an in-store computer server, a database that stores shoppers' shopping profiles, a computer based, intelligent information retrieval system, and gaze sensors and shopper identification sensors mounted on a product rack in a store.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and system for targeting advertisements for event-based social networking

A social network is associated with an event. The event is joined by individuals who have visibility of others joined to the event via a third party network or via the social network.
Myseat.com Media Inc.

User score model training and calculation

A method, apparatus, and server for generating a user score based on social networking information is provided. In the disclosed method, by processing circuitry of an information processing apparatus, default annotation information of a plurality of sampled users, an ith user score and an ith relative user score for each of the sampled users are obtained.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method, device, and system for adding contacts in social network

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for adding a target contact to a user's friend list in a social network. A target image of a human body part of the target contact can be received from a user terminal.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Context-based search suggestions on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, an indication that the first user has accessed a query field. The method also includes determining one or more content objects viewed by the first user in a current view session, accessing terms associated with one or more of the content objects, and ranking the terms based at least on a social-graph affinity of the first user with respect to the term.
Facebook, Inc.

Data retrieval method and system

A method for data retrieval is described. Interface circuitry of an information processing apparatus receives a request for data retrieval from a database.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Query intent clustering for automated sourcing

Techniques for query intent clustering for automated sourcing are described. In an example embodiment, disclosed is a system comprising a processor, a storage device, and a memory device holding an instruction set executable on the processor to cause the system to perform operations.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Mobile device enabled robotic system

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with sensor modules and mobile devices (including smartphone, tablet) running intelligent software for autonomous navigation, onboard computer vision, communication, and robotic social networks, is disclosed herein.. .
Purdue Research Foundation

Default suggested queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a user, an indication of the user accessing a query field associated with a profile interface of a first entity, accessing a relational database to identify one or more second entities related to the first entity, generating one or more suggested queries based on the first entity, each suggested query comprising a name string of the first entity and one or more second name strings of one or more of the identified second entities, respectively, and sending, to the client system, responsive to the user accessing the query field, instructions for displaying one or more of the suggested queries.. .
Facebook, Inc.

System and 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..
Hitachi Vantara Corporation

User characteristics-based sponsored company postings

A system may include a network interface, a user interface, and a recommendation engine. The user interface may be configured to receive a company characteristic of a company profile of a company posted to the social network and a company bid from an entity related to company to the social network.

Apparatus and system to facilitate brick and mortar retail business

A digital sales system for brick-and-mortar retailers that stores, manages and disseminates product information and enables sales; and an integrated shopping application and social network for shoppers.. .

Systems and methods for targeted advertising

Methods of generating recommendations may include obtaining social network data from one or more network resources. Word relationships may be created between selected words in the social network data to produce relationship data.
Appbrilliance, Inc.

Methods and systems for generating synthetic content feeds

A method of generating a synthetic content feed includes receiving a request to display a synthetic content feed for a class of users of a social networking system, identifying a first user and a second user based on profile data for the first user and second user in the social networking system, constructing a first post of synthetic content feed representative of a first post in the content feed of the first user, constructing a second post of synthetic content feed representative of a second post in the content feed of the second user, and providing the synthetic content feed for display.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for social media influence based rewards

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing social-media influence based rewards to a customer. The systems and methods may provide incentives to customers of financial-service providers based on their influence in social media.
Capital One Services, Llc

Consumer data and privacy controls in a social networking environment

A method of and system for enabling users to manage and control access to and utilization of the data that is collected by web sites, social networks and the like regarding their online and offline interactions, and operating a rewards-based social network wherein rewards are issued by a third party to a member of the social network in exchange for providing access to that online interaction profile data of the member and their networked members, wherein the profile and/or rewards may be stored in one or more records in a blockchain ledger. The rewards may take the form of a cryptocurrency, cash currency, reward points and miles, store credits, bartered goods and services, micro-bits, and the like.

Identifying impending user-competitor relationships on an online social networking system

An online social networking system receives a first set of data associated with activities between its members and its competitors. The system uses the first set of data to develop and train propensity models to predict when the members and the competitors are likely to establish a business relationship.
Linkedin Corporation

Personalizing digital gifts

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for gifting and personalizing a digital media item, particularly an electronic book. A system is described that includes personalizing a digital media item that is to be gifted from a first person to one or more people.
Apple Inc.

Job search based on relationship of member to company posting job

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for searching jobs for a social network member based on member interaction with the companies offering the jobs. One method includes an operation for identifying jobs based on a search for jobs for a member of a social network, each job being offered by a respective company.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for analyzing entity profiles

Embodiments of the subject invention comprise a computer based system and methods to collect and compare the attributes of a group of entities using data representing topic data of the entity and interaction data between entities. Embodiments of the invention comprise using minimally invasive means to automatically collect and model both an entity's attributes such as their knowledge/work/interest as well as model the social interactions of the entity together with a means to identify opportunities to influence changes in the entity attributes.
Aptima, Inc.

Interest groups based on network feed items

Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods and storage media for creating groups in a social networking database system, and more specifically, to creating groups based on network feed items. In some implementations, a database system is capable of maintaining a database including data associated with a plurality of users and groups to which the users can be subscribed.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Method for implementing a computer game

A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which computer game graphics for a casual, social game are shown on a display of a computing device and in which one or more of the processors are programmed to show: a virtual path or other virtual world that indicates the level reached by the player and some of that player's social network friends; a score board that displays the score of a player once he has completed a level successfully, together with the highest scores of some of its social network friends' for that level; and in which each level of the game can be failed and, if the processor determines that the player is running out of moves or time, then the processor causes the game to automatically display a message offering extra moves and/or time for the player to purchase, to carry on playing the game, or other in-game assistance.. .
King.com Limited

User-defined coverage of media-player devices on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes detecting, by a media-player device including multiple antennas, a client system of a user is within a wireless communication range of the media-player device. In response to the detection, the media-player device broadcasts an authentication key for the user of the client system.
Facebook, Inc.

Mapping and obscuring digital representations of a number of user accounts on a social network map

Mapping and obscuring digital representations of a number of user accounts on a social network map includes identifying a primary user account from a number of user accounts of a social network, determining, based on metadata associated with the user accounts, a relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, mapping, based on the relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, a digital representation of each of the user accounts to a territory on a social network map, determining, based on the relationship for each of the user accounts relative to the primary user account, an obscurity level for each of the user accounts, and obscuring, based on the obscurity level, the territory associated with the digital representation of each of the user accounts on a social network map from the primary user account.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Social networking with input from electronic vapor devices

A method comprising identifying a primary electronic vapor device user, identifying a group of electronic vapor device users based upon a relationship with the primary electronic vapor device user, linking, through a social network, the primary electronic vapor device user with the group of electronic vapor device users, and exchanging, through the social network, data between the primary electronic vapor device user and the group of electronic vapor device users.. .
Lunatech, Llc

Systems and methods for presenting social network communications in audible form based on user engagement with a user device

Methods and systems are described herein for generating an audible presentation of a communication received from a remote server. A presentation of a media asset on a user equipment device is generated for a first user.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Systems and methods for collecting, managing and using subscriber information

According to aspects of the present disclosure, the present disclosure describes methods and systems for collecting, managing and using subscriber information. A communications technology platform can establish interfaces through which subscribers allow the subscriber information management system to retrieve subscriber information from a plurality of content sources and store the retrieved subscriber information in one or more databases.
Qwasi, Inc.

Identifying and scoring key influencers in a network

Some users of communications systems and social networks have more influence over other users due to having more contacts and communications with people through the systems and networks. The techniques described herein identify these more influential users.
T-mobile, U.s.a., Inc.

Job offerings based on company-employee relationships

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for assigning a company culture score to jobs for presentation to a user in response to a search, with the presentation being made within a company culture group. A method includes determining, on a social network, employees that are both similar to the user and work or have worked for a company offering one or more of the jobs.
Linkedin Corporation

Context-based photography and captions

In an approach to managing images and captions, one or more computer processors receive one or more captured images of including one or more subjects. The one or more computer processors identify the one or more subjects from the first image.
International Business Machines Corporation

End user social network protection portal

A computer implemented method including generating, by one or more processors, an activation request, receiving, from a user device, an activation confirmation, configuring a protection account specific to the user, where configuring the protection account comprises, identifying one or more of the user's social network accounts, authenticating one or more of the user's social network accounts, and generating a protection portal for the user, providing a link to the protection portal to the user, and providing one or more alerts to the user on the protection portal, wherein the one or more alerts identify security risks associated with one or more of the user's social network accounts.. .
Zerofox, Inc.

Method and computer-readable media for providing recommended entities based on a user's social graph

Provided are methods and computer-readable media for providing recommended entities based on a user's external social graph, such as asymmetric social graph of a social networking service. In some embodiments, entities responsive to a search query or other request may be obtained.
Google Llc

Electronic communication generation using separate system content

A system and method comprises receiving, with a processor, indications of activities by a member of an online social networking system with content items of electronic communications transmitted to the member, selecting a set of content items from one of a first set of content items from an electronic communication system of the online social networking system and a second set of content items from a feed system of the online social networking system based, at least in part, on the activities by the member with the content items of the electronic communications. A network interface device transmits a new electronic communication of the electronic communications based on the one of the first and second sets of content items as selected.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Customized profile summaries for online social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to analyze the online social network profiles of users of the social network and generate customized summaries of the profiles. Among other things, the embodiments of the present disclosure help quickly and efficiently generate an intuitive and personalized summary of a user's profile, even where a user's profile contains a relatively lengthy amount of content..
Linkedin Corporation

Method and system for facilitating publication of a media file at a scheduled time

Methods, systems, and techniques for facilitating publication of a media file at a scheduled time. A media aggregation client sends media and a scheduling request to a media scheduling system.
Victory Square Media Inc.

Systems and methods for network pattern matching

Example embodiments of systems and methods for network pattern matching provide the ability to match hidden networks from noisy data sources using probabilistic matching analysis. The algorithms may map roles and patterns to observed entities.
Aptima, Inc.

Method and estimating user influence on social platform

The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for estimating user influence on a social network platform, and a computer storage medium. The method includes: obtaining user behavior data of a number of users on the social network platform; determining an influence transfer relationship between every two users among the number of users according to the user behavior data; estimating an influence-rank of a user of the number of users on the social network platform based on the influence transfer relationship; and determining influence of the user according to the influence-rank..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

System for sharing retirement scores between social groups of customers

Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for assessing retirement planning based on a retirement score. The system is configured to create a social network group, receive a request for the user to join the social network group, receive financial information of the user.
Bank Of America Corporation

Resource validation based event scheduling in a social network

Resource-validation-based event scheduling in a social network. A method identifies, based on activity in a social network, planning of an event.
International Business Machines Corporation

Bias identification in social network posts

Bias identification in social network posts. A method performs a semantic comparison of social network posts by a user of a social network to identify a group of social network posts by the user about a specific topical content category.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and creating a summary video

An automated creation of a summary video based on video segments extracted from several videos by using a social network of viewers and a social curve specified by a user in order to select and order the video segments. A social network of viewers (influence scores, experts) may be used to establish metrics for video segments.
Thomson Licensing

Relevance estimation and actions based thereon

Computer-based systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are disclosed. In a social network embodiment, information regarding a first user is obtained and formed into a first dataset.

Generating card stacks with queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, an input from the first user indicating a query-domain and one or more query-filters, generating a card cluster comprising a plurality of cards referencing a plurality of objects corresponding to the indicated query-domain and one or more query-filters, ranking the plurality of cards based on one or more user-engagement factors, and sending, to the client system in response to the input from the first user, instructions for displaying the card cluster to the first user, the cards of the card cluster being ordered based on the rankings associated with the cards.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Computer implemented identification of genetic similarity

A method, software, database and system for attribute partner identification and social network based attribute analysis are presented in which attribute profiles associated with individuals can be compared and potential partners identified. Connections can be formed within social networks based on analysis of genetic and non-genetic data.
Expanse Bioinformatics, Inc.

Smart audience picker

Various embodiments include a graphical user interface for a social network system. The graphical user interface includes a slider for selecting recipients who may receive communications from a user (or sources who may send communications to the user).
Facebook, Inc.

Method and annotating a call

Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to different types of personal assistant techniques for facilitating call event notation, tagging, calendaring, and etc., particularly those implemented on mobile communication devices. Users of mobile devices are provided with a relatively easy way to record and organize personal notes relating to one or more selected telephone conversations conducted by the user.
Zeno Holdings Llc

Message categorization

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for defining a message behavior profile for a sender, which may be used to categorize messages from the sender. A message behavior profile may be defined based upon, for example, message distribution behavior of the sender (e.g., volume, frequency, variance in content amongst messages sent to recipients, etc.); recipient interactions with messages from the sender (e.g., message read rates, message response rates, etc.); unsubscription options comprised within messages from the sender; and/or other factors.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and automated generation of web decoding templates

Methods and systems for decoding communication protocols having an unknown structure. In the disclosed embodiments, a decoding system analyzes network traffic that uses such a communication protocol, and semi-automatically generates a structured template for decoding the protocol.
Verint Systems Ltd.

System and facilitating customer referral and endorsement of entities and individuals

Publically accessible personalized universal resource locators (urls) link a unique user identifier with a unique identifier of a business, a unique identifier of an individual working at the business, or both. The personalized url is shared through one or more social networking services, directly to other individuals using email, text message, or other direct methods of communication, or both.
Mention My Biz, Llc

Social network system and method

A social network system includes one or more participant terminals operable to act as a client on a social network and a computer operable to act as a server on the social network and to communicate with each of the participant terminals over the social network. The computer includes: a memory configured to store a set of instructions; and a processor configured to execute the set of instructions.
Sqeeqee, Inc.

Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for ranking messages in a social network based on a virtual currency

An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method for ranking messages in a social network based on a virtual currency, including receiving an indication of approval over the social network for a message posted on the social network from a first user of the social network, the indication of approval being associated with a quantity of virtual currency and the quantity of virtual currency being less than or equal to a balance of virtual currency in a first account of the first user on the social network, transforming metadata associated with the message to increment a count of virtual currency associated with the message by the quantity of virtual currency associated with the indication of approval, the social network being configured to rank one or more messages posted on the social network based at least in part on a quantity of virtual currency associated with each message in the one or more messages, and removing the quantity of virtual currency from the first account of the first user.. .
Skale Company

Systems and methods for creating a rich social media profile

Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable media for updating information stored in a database system over a network. In some implementations, first contact data is retrieved from a first virtual portion of a database system, where the first contact data provides first contact information associated with at least one entity.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

System and extremely efficient image and pattern recognition and artificial intelligence platform

Specification covers new algorithms, methods, and systems for: artificial intelligence; the first application of general-ai (versus specific, vertical, or narrow-ai) (as humans can do); addition of reasoning, inference, and cognitive layers/engines to learning module/engine/layer; soft computing; information principle; stratification; incremental enlargement principle; deep-level/detailed recognition, e.g., image recognition (e.g., for action, gesture, emotion, expression, biometrics, fingerprint, tilted or partial-face. Ocr, relationship, position, pattern, and object); big data analytics; machine learning; crowd-sourcing; classification; clustering; svm; similarity measures; enhanced boltzmann machines; enhanced convolutional neural networks; optimization; search engine; ranking; semantic web; context analysis; question-answering system; soft, fuzzy, or un-sharp boundaries/impreciseness/ambiguities/fuzziness in class or set, e.g., for language analysis; natural language processing (nlp); computing-with-words (cww); parsing; machine translation; music, sound, speech, or speaker recognition; video search and analysis (e.g.
Z Advanced Computing, Inc.

Coefficients attribution for different objects based on natural language processing

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client device that corresponds to a user of an online social network, an input that comprises free-form text; determining, through application of natural-language processing of the free-form text, an affinity declaration for an object associated with the online social network; determining an affinity coefficient between respective user and the object; adjusting the determined affinity coefficient based on social-networking information of the user, wherein the social-networking information reinforces or reduces the determined affinity coefficient; and upon determining that the determined affinity coefficient is above a threshold coefficient, creating or modifying an edge connection in a social graph between a user node corresponding to the user and a concept node corresponding to the object.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Method of facilitating contact between mutually interested people

An improved method of facilitating contact between mutually interested people takes advantage of existing contact lists such as those on social networking sites, instant messaging programs, or cell phones. A program is integrated into one or more of those technologies, allowing the user to characterize each contact on the basis of the user's level of interest in that contact as a date.
Taylor Morgen Corp.

Context-based selection of calls-to-action associated with search results

In one embodiment, a method includes, sending, to a client device of a user of an online social network for presentation to the user, one or more references corresponding to one or more content items of the online social network, respectively. Each reference is presented with one or more call-to-action elements.
Facebook, Inc.

Intelligent embedded experience gadget selection

A method for selecting an embedded experience gadget may include displaying an activity stream of a user on a social network, the activity stream comprising a plurality of events and detecting selection of an event from the plurality of events by the user. The method may also include determining a level of intersection between the selected event and each of a plurality of known gadgets and finding an optimal embedded experience gadget from the plurality of known gadgets based on the level of intersection between the selected event and each known gadget.
International Business Machines Corporation

Regulating environmental conditions within an event venue

A venue occupant comfort system, comprises a processor that stores computer executable components stored in memory. A plurality of sensors sense ambient conditions associated with exterior and interior conditions of a venue.
International Business Machines Corporation

Regulating environmental conditions within an event venue

A venue occupant comfort system, comprises a processor that stores computer executable components stored in memory. A plurality of sensors sense ambient conditions associated with exterior and interior conditions of a venue.
International Business Machines Corporation

Electronic delivery of information in personalized medicine

According to an aspect of an embodiment, a computer-implemented method of delivering information-enabled personalized health care with respect to early alzheimer's disease in a clinical, non-research setting, comprising a social network, may include capturing one or more data streams where each of the data streams relates to health care of a patient, wherein the one of the data streams is captured from testing for certain genetic variations including single-nucleotide polymorphisms (snps). The method may further include integrating the data streams to generate integrated diagnostic data and analyzing the integrated diagnostic data to generate analyzed diagnostic data.
I2dx, Inc.

Social caller id with reverse look-up

Methods and systems directed to a social caller id application that performs a reverse look up on an incoming communication to determine a specific member of a social networking system associated with the incoming communication, and, based on the social relationship between the detected member and the recipient of the communication, display particular information to the recipient. In this manner, a user is provided a caller id system that leverages information stored remotely on a social network..
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for the display and navigation of a social network

Systems and methods for the display and navigation of a social network or set forth. According to one embodiment a method comprising identifying a first profile in a social network, identifying associated profiles associated with the first profile, ranking the associated profiles, wherein ranking is not based exclusively on a degree of separation, and outputting the associated profiles based at least in part on the ranking is set forth.
Google Llc

Methods and systems for providing content to users of a social networking service

An exemplary method of providing content to users of a social networking service includes determining user-traffic patterns during respective periods of time for a plurality of users on a social networking service in a geographic region. The user-traffic patterns including a first user-traffic pattern during a first period of time.
Facebook, Inc.

Security system integrated with social media platform

Systems and methods are described comprising a touchscreen that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises. A plurality of user interfaces presented via the touchscreen includes a security interface and a network interface.
Icontrol Networks, Inc.

Message presentation management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message presentation management in a social networking environment. A message from a source may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Time and sentiment based messaging

In time and sentiment based messaging, a server obtains information for a set of messages from online social networks related to a specified object. The information includes at least a user identifier associated with each message, a time of each message, and content of each message.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message presentation management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message presentation management in a social networking environment. A message from a source may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Populating a new community for a social network

Populating a new community for a social network includes receiving metadata associated with a new community for a social network, determining, based on the metadata, at least one similar community related to the new community, utilizing the at least one similar community as a template to populate the new community with content, tags, and membership, and maintaining the at least one similar community and the new community by creating, reading, updating, and deleting (crud) the content, the tags, and the membership.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Intelligently determining buying online and picking up in store based on commute patterns of connections in a social network and store parameters

A computer system for determining buying online and picking up in store. A computer receives from a shopper a request for buying online and picking up in store.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social network system and method

A social network system includes one or more participant terminals operable to act as a client on a social network and a computer operable to act as a server on the social network and to communicate with each of the participant terminals over the social network. The computer includes: a memory configured to store a set of instructions; and a processor configured to execute the set of instructions.
Sqeeqee, Inc.

Social network system and method

A social network system includes one or more participant terminals operable to act as a client on a social network and a computer operable to act as a server on the social network and to communicate with each of the participant terminals over the social network. The computer includes: a memory configured to store a set of instructions; and a processor configured to execute the set of instructions.
Sqeeqee, Inc.

Constrained multi-slot optimization for ranking recommendations

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a content optimization engine that determines a display probability for each content item in a set of content items. Each respective display probability corresponds to a given content item's probability of display in a specific content slot of a plurality of content slots in a social network feed of a target member account in a social network service.
Linkedin Corporation

Sentiment-driven content management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to sentiment-driven content management in a social networking environment. A set of user-derived data may be detected in a social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods and systems for generating content for users of a social networking service

An exemplary method of generating content for a user of a social networking service includes, in an application of a social networking service, receiving a classification model from a server system associated with the social networking service. The method further includes detecting content items stored on the client device independently of the application.
Facebook, Inc.

Sentiment-driven content management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to sentiment-driven content management in a social networking environment. A set of user-derived data may be detected in a social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods to identify influencers in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to determine one or more weights associated with connections between nodes representing users in a first graph. The one or more weights are adjusted based at least in part on an impact metric associated with a first user based on a second graph.
Facebook, Inc.

Location-based content promotion on online social networks

In one embodiment, a computing system may access a plurality of content items shared by a plurality of first users on an online social network. The computing system may calculate a content score for each of content items shared by a first user on the online social network, where each content score is based at least in part on a proximity coefficient between a second user and the first user that shared the content item, where the proximity coefficient is a weighted combination of multiple subpart proximity coefficients over a period of time.
Facebook, Inc.

Live broadcast on an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a social-networking system, a request to access a live-broadcast session associated with a broadcasting user of the social-networking system. The live-broadcast session includes a media stream, where the media stream is available in a video format or an audio format.
Facebook, Inc.

Dynamic scheduling and channel creation based on external data

A media content packaging and distribution system that handles distribution of channels to be viewed on consumer devices receives a media feed and a first programming schedule of a first channel from a source device, and receives audience-based parameters from an external data source over a distribution system. Media items to be inserted in the media feed of the first channel are determined based on the audience-based parameters and defined parameters.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Systems and methods for resumable uploading of data in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can receive a request to upload a file from a user. A server of a plurality of servers can be determined to process the request to upload the file.
Facebook, Inc.

Live broadcast on an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a social-networking system, information to initiate a live-broadcast session for distribution of a media stream using the social-networking system. The method also includes capturing an incoming media stream in association with the live-broadcast session, generating an outgoing media stream based on the incoming media stream, and sending the outgoing media stream to the social-networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for managing a multi participant event

A method for managing communication among a plurality of social network members. The method comprises defining a multi participant task, setting at least one forward rule limiting the distribution an invitation message for participating in the multi participant task, forwarding the invitation message to at least one addressee from a plurality of social network members, allowing the at least one addressee to forward the invitation message to at least one additional addressee from the plurality of social network members under the at least one forward rule, monitoring a plurality of feedbacks to the invitation message to determine whether the multi participant task is achieved, and updating a status of the multi participant task according to the determination..
Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited

User communications with a third party through a social networking system

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for facilitating communications between a third party and a user of a social networking system. The systems and methods may include providing, via a social networking system, an electronic form having at least one fillable field and receiving one or more responses from the user via the electronic form.
Facebook, Inc.

Object management system

A system for managing objects, the system performing the steps of: at a first application: receiving user input identifying a user request to access the first application, the application facilitating creation of competition objects and notification of the competition objects to a social network; retrieving a user identification for the user; the first application automatically generating a request for user access rights to the social network and transmitting the request to a social network platform for the social network using the user identification; receiving from the network gateway social network user access rights associated with the user, the user access rights comprising permissions granted to the user within the social network; receiving user input requesting creation of a competition object; creating a competition object in response to the user request; receiving user input requesting the competition object to be notified to a target population of subscribers within the social network; the application using the received social network user access rights to determine a subset of the target population to be notified; and; requesting the social network platform to notify the determined subset of subscribers of the competition object.. .
Collabital Pty Ltd

Intelligently determining buying online and picking up in store based on commute patterns of connections in a social network and store parameters

A computer program product for determining buying online and picking up in store. A computer receives from a shopper a request for buying online and picking up in store.
International Business Machines Corporation

Transforming social media re-shares to track referrer history and identify influencers

Approaches are provided for tracking and measuring the influence of social networking members on groups of friends to engage in electronic commerce. An approach includes receiving unique identifier information and activity information for a user that referred a social media link to one or more other users.
International Business Machines Corporation

Finding a virtual team within a company for a job posting

Methods, systems, and programs are presented for finding a virtual team in a company based on the skills identified in a job posting, such that the virtual team has similar skills to the job posting skills. One method includes operations for generating member skill metrics for members of a social network, and for detecting a request for information about a company's job posting.
Linkedln Corporation

System and measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks

Methods and systems for measuring and predicting content dissemination in social networks includes computing a “virality score” for popularity of social media content, a “pattern” of diffusion of the content, and a “hype” parameter of such content without requiring a “friendship graph” or “information diffusion” structured data. It also includes an iterative, predictive model, which predicts future performance (or future rate of dissemination) of the content while mitigating a class imbalance problem inherent in predicting viral posts, and which provides updates to the model based on actual performance results..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Identification of target audience for content delivery in social networks by quantifying semantic relations and crowdsourcing

A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for content delivery. The mechanism identifies a candidate user of a social networking service.
International Business Machines Corporation

Personalized social media actions based on eminence traits

An approach for creating personalized recommended social media actions to improve social eminence within a social network. A social action engine receives persona social traits, social graphs associated with a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Personalized social media actions based on eminence traits

An approach for creating personalized recommended social media actions to improve social eminence within a social network. A social action engine receives persona social traits, social graphs associated with a user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Quality industry content mixed with friend's posts in social network

Methods, systems, and programs are provided for presenting professional content in a user feed. The user feed is populated with industry-wise content, using relevance-driven technologies to select the best relevant industry content, while solving the problem of low-content availability for users with few connections.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Systems and methods for suggesting content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a sequence model to output respective captions, or portions of captions, for content items. A determination can be made that a user of the social networking system is posting a content item for publication through a social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Checking documents for spelling and/or grammatical errors and/or providing recommended words or phrases based on patterns of colloquialisms used among users in a social network

A method, system and computer program product for checking documents using colloquialisms. Colloquialisms used in messages by users in a social network are tracked.
International Business Machines Corporation

Location-based facial recognition on online social networks

In one embodiment, a computing system may access an image associated with an online social network, where the image is associated with a first user and portrays at least a first person. The computing system may generate one or more tag suggestions for the first person portrayed in the image.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and program product for automatic human identification and censorship of submitted media

A method and program product includes receiving at least a media from a user of a social networking system. At least one or more humans captured in the media are identified.

Recommending posts to non-subscribing users

In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems and program products. A server system receives from a plurality of computing devices indications that a user of each of the computing devices requested to receive posts that a first user authors.
Google Llc

Access controls for units of content in a messaging service

Exemplary embodiments provide techniques for promoting and providing subscribed content via a messaging platform. An article may be viewed via a social networking service (such as in a social network's news feed), or on a partner website integrated with the social networking service and/or messaging service.
Facebook, Inc.

Analyzing messages in social networks

Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-implemented method, computing system and computer program product for analyzing a message in a social network. The method comprises identifying an entity from the message; detecting historical popularity of the entity in a social network; identifying a topic from the message; detecting historical popularity of the topic in the social network; and generating an entity-topic correlation factor for the entity and the topic based on the historical popularity of the entity and the historical popularity of the topic.
International Business Machines Corporation

Online social media interaction system

A system and method for connecting a number of users to enable interaction between the users through an integrated online social media and instant messaging platform is disclosed. The system includes an electronic communication device configured to run an integrated social media and instant messaging application, which includes a social networking module for providing a variety of social media related services to the users, a social media integration module for integrating a number of online social media platforms of the user and an instant messaging module for enabling interaction between the users.

Zero-knowledge environment based social networking engine

Methods, systems, and apparatus are described providing social networking engines. Specifically, the present specification relates to a method for implementing software containers implementing social network engines that may be configured to act in a zero-knowledge environment.
Eingot Llc

Creating engagement with an inner circle social network in substance abuse treatment

Patients with substance abuse problems may be prescribed regular medication that dulls the positive effects of the substance. However, one of the largest challenges for substance abuse patients is that many do not regularly take their medication as they want to experience the high of the substance.
Dxrx, Inc.

Method and system for sharing-oriented personalized route planning via a customizable multimedia approach

In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a method and a system for recommending and sharing customized multimedia route planning are provided. The method includes: receiving a query image from a user, the query image containing an object-of-interest of the user, performing an integrative segmentation process to determine one or more contours of the object-of-interest in the query image; determining a route having a maximum area overlap with the one or more contours of object-of-interest on a map image; generating an output image including the object-of-interest and the route; and recommending the output image to the user, and sharing the output image on a social network platform..
Tcl Research America Inc.

Providing referrals to social networking users

The present disclosure is directed towards systems and method for providing referrals for providers of various products to users of a social networking system. In particular, the systems and methods described herein involve receiving a message from a user of a social networking system intended for a plurality of recipients and determining that the message includes a request for a referral of a product of a product.
Facebook, Inc.

Method for analyzing influencer marketing effectiveness

A method for identification of influencer social network marketing effectiveness includes: storing social network profiles, each including a profile identifier and social network connections; receiving an effectiveness request including transaction data for electronic commerce transactions, each including identifying information and a transaction time; receiving data associated with a promoted social network post including a posting time and a specific profile identifier; identifying, for each transaction, a corresponding social network profile based on a correspondence between the profile identifier and the transaction's identifying information; identifying a specific social network profile that includes the specific profile identifier; determining, for each transaction, if the transaction was influenced by the promoted social network post based on the social network connections in the corresponding profile and the specific social network profile and the transaction time and posting time; and transmitting a report based on a result of the determination for each transaction.. .
Mogimo, Inc.

Referral and collaboration based social media platform for brand marketing, brand management, and customer relations management

A marketing and crm platform for restaurants, grocery stores, pharmaceutical companies, retail establishments, online ecommerce retailers, in conjunction with a vendor profile, customer profile, and social network is described. The platform may provide incentives, loyalty, discounts, sales, markdowns, barcode coupons and offers from vendors and customers, for engagement activity in-store or online or referral of customers to the vendor, customer, or group's social networks.

Method and system for tagging an individual in a digital image

A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as www.facebook.com to determine if an image of the individual is present in a photo of the set of photos.
Avigilon Patent Holding 1 Corporation

Selecting user posts related to trending topics on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query associated with a trending topic selected by a user of an online social network from multiple trending topics and rewriting the query into a query command including multiple query constraints. The method also includes identifying one or more posts matching the query command, where each identified post has privacy settings making the post visible to all users of the online social network, and calculating, for each of the identified posts, a score for the post based on one or more post-quality features, where the score is calculated using a machine-learning model that assigns a particular weight to each of the one or more post-quality features.
Facebook, Inc.

Contextual trust based recommendation graph

A computer-implemented method for supplying a recommendation for an item. The method is performed by at least one processor.
Rancard Solutions Holdings Limited

Preferred contact channel for user communcations

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..
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for verifying a user login using contact information of the user

A server system receives, from a first device, a request to authenticate a user with a third-party application using a social networking system and contact information of the user. The server system requests the social networking system to authenticate the user based on the contact information.
Facebook, Inc.

Detecting extraneous social media messages

A social network server system may receive a social media message that is to be posted at the social network server system, the social media message being authored by a user of the social network server system. Prior to posting the social media message at the social network server system, the social network server system may determine, based at least in part on applying one or more rules to content of the social media message, a likelihood that the user would modify the content of the social media message after it is posted at the social network server system, wherein the one or more rules are generated based at least in part on previous actions taken by the user on previous social media messages authored by the user and posted at the social network server system and may, responsive to determining that the likelihood exceeds a threshold, generate an alert message..
Google Inc.

Email chain navigation

Technical solutions are described to arbitrarily order and access email messages based on text analysis and social network analysis. One general aspect includes a system that includes an email server and an email client.
International Business Machines Corporation

Coordinating and mixing vocals captured from geographically distributed performers

Despite many practical limitations imposed by mobile device platforms and application execution environments, vocal musical performances may be captured and continuously pitch-corrected for mixing and rendering with backing tracks in ways that create compelling user experiences. Based on the techniques described herein, even mere amateurs are encouraged to share with friends and family or to collaborate and contribute vocal performances as part of virtual “glee clubs.” in some implementations, these interactions are facilitated through social network- and/or email-mediated sharing of performances and invitations to join in a group performance.
Smule, Inc.

Viewing shopping information on a network based social platform

A system for viewing shopping information on a social networking platform is disclosed. At the social networking platform, the system receives a request from a user device corresponding to a first user of the social networking platform to view a list of a second user of the social networking platform.
Ebay Inc.

Optimizing audience engagement with digital content shared on a social networking system

This disclosure generally covers systems and methods that schedule posts of one or more images, videos, or other digital content items through an account of a social networking system in a way that optimizes user engagement. In particular, certain embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods determine when to post digital content items by calculating data-driven user engagement scores and updating those scores with data tracked by the social networking system..
Facebook, Inc.

Finding virtual teams with members that match a user's professional skills

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for finding a virtual team in a company based on the skills of a member in the social network, such that the virtual team members have similar skills to the member. One method includes an operation for generating skill metrics for members of a social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Job search based on the strength of virtual teams at the companies offering the jobs

Methods, systems, and programs are presented for searching job postings for a member of a social network based on virtual teams at companies. One method includes an operation for identifying jobs for the member.
Linkedin Corporation

Job search based on member transitions from educational institution to company

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for searching job postings for a member of a social network based on transitions from educational institutions to companies. A method includes determining educational-company transition scores indicating a transition probability from educational institution to company.
Linkedin Corporation

Determining similarities among industries to enhance job searching

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for expanding a job search that includes an industry by adding other similar industries. A method accesses, by a social networking server, a plurality of job applications, with each job application being submitted by a member for a job in a company, the member and the job having a respective industry from a plurality of industries.
Linkedln Corporation

Determining similarities among industries to enhance job searching

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for expanding a job search that includes an industry by adding other similar industries. A method identifies job titles of members in a social network and performs, utilizing a machine-learning program, semantic analysis of the job titles to identify similarity coefficients among the job titles.
Linkedin Corporation

Feed modeling incoporating explicit feedback

A machine may be configured to generate a digital content feed based on at least explicit feedback from a member of a social networking service (sns). For example, the machine generates explicit input data describing digital content preferences of a member of the sns based on a communication including explicit feedback data.
Linkedin Corporation

Geo-location tracking system and method

A system and method that includes a user management device, a server, and executable instructions that provide geo-tracking routing from point to point in a geographical location and to geo-tracking of a user's progress by tracking user location via storing of waypoints along a route and developing a “return home” path for the user. The systems and methods described herein can be employed in a mapping system that may include various geo-tracking services, social networking services, and geo-tracking capabilities, and the determination of return paths, and utilizes artificial intelligence to map location, time, and user preferences.

Sensor acquisition and analytics platform for enhancing interaction with adult devices

A sensor acquisition and analytics platform for enhancing interaction with adult devices. More specifically, the integration of social networking and gamification (i.e., adding game-like features to the interactions between adult devices and the user(s)) frameworks towards enhancing user interactions and joint activities surrounding adult devices, services, and/or content is introduced.
Standard Innovation Corporation

Creating a group of members based on monitoring a social network

In a computer-implemented method to facilitate administration of a virtualization infrastructure, operational conditions of members of the virtualization infrastructure are monitored by a social network monitoring agent, wherein the members of the virtualization infrastructure are mapped to a social network such that at least a portion of the members of the virtualization infrastructure are also members of the social network. A group of members of the virtualization infrastructure is automatically created within the social network based at least in part on the operational conditions..
Vmware, Inc.

Keyword bidding based on search traffic on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing search traffic data internal to a social-networking system, the internal search traffic data comprising historical search volume for search terms; identifying qualifying keywords based on the internal search traffic data, wherein the internal search traffic data for each qualifying keyword satisfies one or more of the following criteria: (1) a current search volume for the qualifying keyword is less than an upper threshold volume; (2) an overall rate of change in search volume during an overall timeframe is greater than a first threshold rate of change; and (3) a current rate of change in search volume during a current timeframe is greater than a second threshold rate of change, wherein the overall timeframe begins at a time preceding the current timeframe; and sending instructions for placing a bid on each qualifying keyword to a third-party system associated with an external search engine.. .
Facebook, Inc.

System and hosting a social network that enables granular management of the privacy of posted information

A system and method for hosting a social network that enables entities to particularly manage the privacy level of content posted on the social network. This may enable an entity to distribute news, congratulations, accolades, invitations, and/or other internal information within the social network to members, employees, students, investors, and/or other parties..
Bimodal Llc

Systems and methods to provide local suggestions based on spectral clustering

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to apply a spectral clustering technique to at least a portion of a similarity graph to generate clusters of geographic sub-regions constituting geographic regions. A tf-idf technique is performed to determine pages of a social networking system associated with a geographic region as potential local suggestions for a user associated with a geographic sub-region in the geographic region.
Facebook, Inc.

Custom content feed based on fantasy sports data

Techniques for configuring and operating a fantasy sports interleaver service are described herein. In some examples, a custom content feed can be generated for a user based on one or more topics of interest to the user.

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System and an adaptive search engine usng domain social networking data

An engine, system and method for a domain social network that interconnects internet users with at least domains owned by or of interest to those internet users, and that may obtain and/or forward obtained dynamic data regarding those domains automatically, such as by web service or email service. The dynamic data may be used to filter and protect content and data of the respective domains, to protect users by identifying low quality web pages or malicious software or pages, to isolate or improve search results regarding the domain, and/or to improve internet-based transaction flow, such as the creation of advertising..

Systems and methods for measuring time spent associated with a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can obtain a first event stream including one or more events of a first type, where each event of the first type is associated with a timestamp. A second event stream including one or more events of a second type can be obtained, where each event of the second type is associated with a timestamp.
Facebook, Inc.

Inferring appropriate courses for recommendation based on member characteristics

A system and method for inferring appropriate courses for recommendation based on member characteristics is disclosed. A social networking system receives a request for recommended courses, wherein the request is associated with a member of the social networking system.
Linkedln Corporation

Sports social network, scheduling and meetup system

The current invention is a social network and meetup app for people who like recreational sports like golf. It is gps-centric.

System, enabling commercial transactions on behalf of members joined in a social network

An electronic wish list system, method, and apparatus are provided. In particular, the system and method enables gifting and committing commercial transactions on behalf of a recipient by presenting a variety of desired items, which may be offered by sale by disparate retailers and other sellers, to a broadly inclusive swath of the recipient's social network.

Scaling persona targeted advertisements

One embodiment of the invention includes a method for allocating an advertisement to a plurality of users within a social network ecosystem, wherein each user is associated with a user summary comprising a keyword describing a user attribute extracted from the social network, the method including the steps of selecting a user audience for each of the plurality of advertisements from the plurality of users by altering the advertisement summary based on the target audience and an audience restriction, associating the advertisement with each user of the user audience, prioritizing each the advertisement list of each user, and serving an advertisement to the user in response to an advertisement request for the user.. .
140 Proof, Inc.

Identifying and customizing discovery of offers based on social networking system information

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for identifying and providing offers to social networking system users. For example, systems and methods described herein determine various characteristics associated with a social networking system user and identify offers available via the social networking system that are relevant to the social networking system user.
Facebook, Inc.

Network-aware product rollout in online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, from an application server to a first set of client systems, instructions for providing a treatment to a first set of users. The method includes determining an average treatment effect of the treatment for the first set of users based on information about user interactions associated with the treatment and a network exposure to the treatment for each user.
Facbook, Inc.

Selecting organic content and advertisements for presentation to social networking system users based on user engagement

A social networking system dynamically adjusts a number of advertisements presented to a user along with organic content items by modifying a ranking including organic content items and advertisements. Partial engagement scores are generated for organic content items based on an expected amount of user interaction with each organic content item, and scores are generated for advertisements based on expected user interaction and bid amounts associated with each organic content item.
Facebook, Inc.

Engine, system and providing location-based social services

An engine, system and method for a domain social network that interconnects internet users with at least domains owned by or of interest to those internet users, and that may obtain and/or forward obtained dynamic data regarding those domains automatically, such as by web service or email service. The dynamic data may be used to filter and protect content and data of the respective domains, to protect users by identifying low quality web pages or malicious software or pages, to isolate or improve search results regarding the domain, and/or to improve internet-based transaction flow, such as the creation of advertising..

Methods and systems relating to electronic commerce

Chatbots represent an automated conversation engine which an enterprise can associate with a website in order to parse standard customer queries and provide predetermined responses. However, apart from limited data relating to how often it is accessed, how often certain queries are given etc.
Zination, Inc.

Systems and methods for determination and provision of similar media content item recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an indication that a user of a social networking system has interacted with a first media content item on the social networking system. A set of potential media content items is compiled based on media content item similarity criteria indicative of a similarity of each potential media content item to the first media content item.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for discovering social accounts

Methods and systems allow organizations to discover accounts, subscriptions, properties, sites and other online portals within each distinct social network platform and across disparate social network platforms, publishing platforms and networks that represent, claim to represent or are relevant to their organization and/or brands based on search terms and facilitate the statistical reporting and analysis of activities on the discovered properties.. .
Proofpoint, Inc.

Systems and methods for user clustering

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can calculate user similarity scores for a plurality of users on a social networking system with respect to a first user based on user embeddings for the plurality of users and the first user. A set of similar users comprising a plurality of similar users is determined based on the user similarity scores.
Facebook, Inc.

Distributed cache for graph data

In one embodiment, a system includes a database operative to maintain a social graph of an online social network, a leader cache layer, a plurality of servers, and a follower cache layer comprising one or more follower cache clusters, where each follower cache cluster maintains at least a portion of the social graph, and where the follower cache layer is operative to receive a command from the servers with instructions for updating a portion of the social graph, send the command to one of the leader cache layers, receive an acknowledgment of the command from one of the leader cache layers and a request to update; and update one or more of the follower cache clusters storing the portion of the social graph associated with the command.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing stub applications for a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can connect to a server associated with an application in response to access of a stub application associated with the application, where the stub application is installed on a mobile device. Information associated with the mobile device can be sent to the server.
Facebook, Inc.

Drone device for monitoring animals and vegetation

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 include the fact check results.

Ad-hoc social network (ahsn) system, ahsn-enabled device, and methods of use

Embodiments include a system comprising: a publisher communication device configured to publish a social message for the publisher device for delivery using a short-range wireless communication protocol to followers within an area and a forwarding message from another device for a destination device using a delay tolerant network (dtn) communication protocol without the need of the internet, including public or private telecommunications network, or the radio access network (ran), including public or private cellular or wi-fi networks. The system comprises a destination device within the area of the publisher device to receive, via the short-range wireless communication protocol, the forwarding message using a dtn communication protocol from the publisher device.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Methods and systems for selecting content for a personalized video

A method of generating a personalized video for a user of a social networking service. For a plurality of images associated with the user, respective first metrics are determined for respective images of the plurality of images based on one or more predefined image-content criteria, a first set of images is selected from the plurality of images based at least in part on the respective first metrics, and the personalized video is populated with the first set of images.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for notifying callee availability

Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for connecting two users when a caller places a call but a callee rejects the call or fails to answer in a predetermined period of time. The calling application may terminate the call attempt and request status updates regarding the called party to determine when the callee is available for a follow-up call.
Facebook, Inc.

People directory with social privacy and contact association features

In one embodiment, a social networking system provides people look up service and establish anonymous communication session between users; creates contact association for future communication between users; and configures one or more privacy settings for users. The method may comprise receiving from an initiating user a request for information of a target user, determining location information associated with the initiating user, accessing one or more privacy settings of the target user to determine if the initiating user fulfills a requirement based on one or more social, spatiotemporal, geographic or temporal conditions associated with the target user and the location information associated with the initiating user, and in response to determining that the initiating user fulfills the requirement, providing the requested information of the target user to the initiating user..
Facebook, Inc.

Designating automated agents as friends in social network service

A system is described in which a user can add one or more automated agents as “friends” in a social network service. In operation, an automated agent observes an information need expressed by the user via the social network service, e.g., in the form of an original message posted to the social network service; determines whether it is appropriate to reply to the information need; uses automated functionality to generate a reply message to the information need (if it is deemed appropriate to reply to the information need); and sends the reply message to a target destination, such as a social network page associated with the user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Distance-based social message pruning

Correspondences in a social networking system are analyzed to determine at least one topic. An activity stream with the at least one topic is analyzed.
International Business Machines Corporation

Distance-based social message pruning

Correspondences in a social networking system are analyzed to determine at least one topic. An activity stream with the at least one topic is analyzed.
International Business Machines Corporation

Interaction based machine learned vector modelling

Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods are disclosed for generating machine learned models and recommendations identified using hidden feature vectors determined using the machine learned models. The method includes selecting a job profile associated with a first set of members of a social networking system.
Linkedln Corporation

Machine learned vector modelling for recommendation generation

Apparatuses, computer-readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating machine learned models and recommendations identified using hidden feature vectors determined using the machine learned models. The method includes selecting a first job profile associated with a first set of members of a social networking system.
Linkedin Corporation

Searching for posts by related entities on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a text query comprising one or more n-grams inputted by a first user, identifying one or more primary entities matching one or more n-grams of the received text query, and identifying, for each of the identified primary entities, one or more related entities based on one or more related-entity indexes associated with the primary entity. The method also includes accessing, for each identified related entity, one or more posts authored by the identified related entity, each accessed post matching all of the n-grams of the received text query, calculating a score for each of the accessed posts, and sending to the first user one or more search results corresponding to one or more of the accessed posts having scores higher than a threshold score, respectively..
Facebook, Inc.

Syntactic models for parsing search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a user of an online social network, a query inputted by the user, wherein the query comprises multiple n-grams; determining one or more head-terms and one or more modifier-terms of the n-grams based on a syntactic model; identifying one or more objects matching at least a portion of the query; ranking each identified object based on a quality of matching of the object to the determined head-terms and modifier-terms; and sending, to the client system in response to the query, a search-results interface for display, wherein the search-results interface includes one or more search results corresponding to one or more of the identified objects, respectively, each identified object corresponding to a search result having a rank greater than a threshold rank.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Embedding-based parsing of search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query including multiple n-grams; parsing the query to identify a subset of n-grams; generating, for each identified n-gram, an embedding of the n-gram; determining, for each identified n-gram, one or more word senses; calculating, for each word sense for each identified n-gram, a relatedness-score for the word sense based similarity metrics of the embedding of the word sense and the embeddings of each of the other word senses corresponding to the other identified n-grams; selecting, for each identified n-gram, one of the word senses determined for the identified n-gram having a highest relatedness-score; identifying objects matching at least a portion of the query; ranking each identified object based on a quality of matching of the object to selected word senses; and sending search results corresponding to one or more of the identified objects and having a rank greater than a threshold rank.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Multi-stage filtering for recommended user connections on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a first set of candidate-users. Each candidate-user corresponds to a second user within a threshold degree of separation of a first user within a social graph.
Facebook, Inc.

Social networking allowing users to view, manage and respond to a plurality of news events

A computer implemented social networking system and method to enable a user to view and comment on a variety of contents is disclosed. The system includes a social networking application to present the contents including a variety of news events to the users and to receive comments on the news events from the users.

Contextual recommendation for an electronic presentation

A recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation and determines items representing professionals that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. The recommendation system generates a contextual set of references to items representing professionals using an inverted index of skill to person mappings associated with a company identification and a corporate graph associated with the company identification.
Linkedin Corporation

Contextual recommendation of connected member profiles

A member recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The member recommendation system detects that an electronic presentation is being presented on a display device of a user, determines skills that are being discussed in the electronic presentation, and determines member profiles representing those connections of a user that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for determining page identifiers

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a request to create an identifier for a page that is accessible through a social networking system. Page data that describes the page is determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Social mode for managing communications between a mobile device and a social networking system

The automatic transmission of communications between a mobile device and a social networking system is regulated based on the communication mode of the mobile device. A communication for transmission between the mobile device and the social networking system is detected.
Facebook, Inc.

Personally attended service notification based on temporal and spatial proximity

A computer system may notify a user about personally attended services satisfying temporal-spatial criteria. The computer system may use a user location and/or information on already scheduled events to determine whether a personally attended service satisfies the temporal-spatial criteria.

Tiered infrastructure for handling data

The disclosure is directed to receiving a digitized content item that is indicated to be shared with users (e.g., all, some, or one) of a social networking system; selecting, based on one or more characteristics of the digitized content item, a second server computing device at which to further compute or store the digitized content item; and transmitting, to the second computing device, the digitized content item for storage at the second computing device. At least one of the characteristics can be a classification of a user who transmitted the digitized content item via the data communications network.
Facebook, Inc.

Real-time communication network application based on a shared specific location

A geo-social networking system utilizes location-based information to connect mobile users in real-time over a network to other users located at the same place. A mobile device determines the geographic location of the user and uses the location to generate a list of places within the vicinity of the specific geographical location of the user, allowing the user to check-in at a place, causing the mobile device to display a list of users who are also within/checked into the same specific place and display messages amongst the users.

Personal information apparatus, sharing system and sharing system operating servicing map-based user generated contents for social network service

A personal information apparatus, sharing system and sharing system operating method for servicing map-based user generated contents for social network service. The personal information apparatus includes: a memory unit for downloading, recording, installing and operating map-based content editing application and social network service application, and downloading electronic map information about current position and recording the electronic map information in allocated space; a style editing unit for connecting with an electronic map showing coordinate information stored in the memory unit to generate user generated contents through a variety of interface; a display unit for outputting the user generated contents generated in the style editing unit; and a control unit for controlling the user generated contents, or coordinate information and property information of the user generated contents generated in the style editing unit to communicate with external server..
Papaya Corporation

Real life to digital life event correlation

A method and system for correlating events with social media is provided. The method includes retrieving from a social network, social network data associated with users of the social network.
International Business Machines Corporation

Commentary generation

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for commentary generation are provided. For example, a conversation, occurring through a conversation interface associated with a content item, is monitored to identify a tone of the conversation (e.g., users discussing a news article).
Yahoo!, Inc.

Integration of internet-based tools for transforming in-person conferences into seamless conversations

Multiple schemes and techniques for enhancing slide content sharing during presentations, engaging audience participation, and facilitating social networking through digital devices within in-person conferences are described. For example, internet-enabled digital devices used by persons attending presentations are used to establish dialog loops with presenters and other attendees or remote participants.
Dialogloop Inc.

Electronic teaching aid software system and generating a customized curriculum

The electronic teaching aid software system and method of generating a customized curriculum having a collection of tools, educational information, therapy plans and strategies designed to assist speech/language pathologists in teaching students with speech/language delays/disabilities. The software further aids educational social networking between speech/language pathologists by linking them together using a combination of member forums and discussion boards.

Method and system for data optimization

Embodiments can provide an intelligent vehicle that determines that the vehicle interior comprises multiple occupants; identifies the occupants; based on the driving behavior of the vehicle, creates a composite occupant profile associated with the group of plural occupants, the composite occupant profile comprising the identities of the plural occupants and group preferences for various vendor products or services; and, based on the composite occupant profile and received inputs from a user interface, an automatic vehicle location system, and a plurality of sensors in the vehicle, performs one or more actions, such as: (a) proposing one or more vendor products or services for the group of occupants; (b) publishing the vendor products or services selected by the group of occupants, via a social network, to associated or selected associates of the occupants in the group; and (c) presenting advertisement information from a vendor server associated with the proposed or selected vendor products or services to one or more of the occupants in the group.. .
Nio Usa, Inc.

Method and system for creating user based summaries for content distribution

A method and system for serving advertisements to a user of a social network, the social network being an internet based web platform with a plurality of user accounts, including creating a user summary by extracting implicit user attributes from a user account of the social network; creating a plurality of advertisement summaries composed in a format shared by the user summary; comparing the user summary to an advertisement summary to calculate a similarity score; and serving an advertisement to the user based on criteria related to the similarity score.. .
140 Proof, Inc.

User consumption of third-party offer content through a social networking system

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for providing third-party content to users of a social networking system. For example, the disclosed systems and methods receive content associated with an offer from a third party for presentation to a user, display the content associated with the offer in a graphical user interface including a feed of social networking content associated with the user, and detecting an interaction of the user with the displayed content associated with the offer.
Facebook, Inc.

System and determining valid request and commitment patterns in electronic messages

A system and method are provided for comparing portions of text in electronic messages with potential request/commitment information components, determining if individual portions correspond to a request/commitment information component, and determining if a set of portions correspond to a valid request/commitment information pattern. A set of valid request/commitment information patterns is provided.

Personalized contextual recommendation of member profiles

A member recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation and determines items representing employees that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. The member recommendation system generates a contextual set of references to items representing employees and personalizes the set by taking into account information derived from a member profile that represents the user in the on-line social network system..
Linkedin Corporation

Contextual recommendation of member profiles

A member recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation at a computer system associated with a company and determines a set of skills that is discussed in the presentation. The member recommendation system uses an inverted index of employees skills and the determined set of skills to select identifications of those employees that have been identified as associated with one or more of the skills in the inverted index of employees skills.
Linkedin Corporation

Categorizing accounts on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes using a processing system to access a first set and a second set of user accounts in an online social network. The first set and second set of user accounts are predetermined as belonging to a first category and a second category, respectively.
Facebook, Inc.

Skill-based title prediction model

In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of different titles in a social network structure, the title is mapped into a first vector having n coordinates, while kills are mapped into a second vector having n coordinates. The first and second vectors are stored in a deep representation data structure.
Linkedin Corporation

System and method enabling location, identification, authentication and ranging with social networking features

An extensible system for intercommunication between smartphones and intelligent digital cameras that permits acquisition, identification, authentication and communication outside the cellular and networked interfaces. This concept provides a means for smartphones to intercommunicate securely and directly without network, or radio based wireless connection and to provide private visual and motion-image data communication at reasonable rates between parties outside of the cellular network.
The Quantum Group Inc.

Entity linking to query terms on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying one or more entity candidates matching one or more n-grams in a character string, wherein each entity candidate corresponds to an entity associated with the online social network, each entity candidate being associated with one or more entity features and one or more type features, and wherein each entity candidate is of a particular entity type; calculating, for each entity candidate, a confidence score representing a likelihood that the entity candidate is intended to match the corresponding n-gram, wherein the confidence score is based on: an entity-score based on the one or more entity features and a type-score based on the one or more type features; and assigning an entity candidate to one or more of the n-grams based on the calculated confidence scores corresponding to the n-grams.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Embedded deep representation of social network taxonomy

In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of different entities in a social network structure, the entity is mapped into a vector having n coordinates. The vector for each of the plurality of different entities is stored in a deep representation data structure.
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for providing entity account administrator feeds

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can select a set of selected pages from a plurality of pages on a social networking system based on page selection criteria. A set of potential stories from the set of selected pages is aggregated.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating news headlines on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a trending topic on an online social network, accessing a plurality of content objects posted to the online social network, wherein each content object is associated with the trending topic, and categorizing each content object into clusters based on a natural-language analysis of the content objects. The method may further include calculating a quality score for each cluster, wherein the quality score for each cluster is based at least on a measure of recency of one or more publication dates of the content objects within the cluster, select the cluster with the highest quality score as a trending cluster, and generating a trending-topic interface that includes a headline and description of the trending topic, wherein the headline and description are extracted from one or more of the content objects within the trending cluster..
Facebook, Inc.

System, method, and computer program product for contact center management

A system, method, and computer program product for customer contact management via voice, chat, e-mail and social network contacts includes a balanced service process (bsp) that includes a plurality of cause or response codes for maximizing first contact resolution (fcr) and csat. The bsp is incorporated within a contact center (single center, multiple centers and/or work at home), which receives voice calls, sms messages, email, chat, or social media communications from customers.
Balance Cxi Inc.

Systems and methods for providing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate a set of candidate content items from a plurality of content items that are available in the social networking system for a first user. A corresponding score for each of the candidate content items can be generated based at least in part on one or more social affinity coefficients corresponding to the first user and a respective second user associated with a candidate content item, wherein a social affinity coefficient provides a quantitative measurement of the strength of a relationship between two users.
Facebook, Inc.

Aggregating content from different content sources at a cloud service

A cloud service stores and aggregates content that is obtained from different content sources using different protocols. For example, the content may include electronic messages, calendar information, contacts, social network content, feed data, search results, and the like.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Communication system and using the same

A communication system can include terminal devices that communicate with a social network or a computer server device for scheduling use of conference resources and/or for using conference appliances that may be located in a conference room being used for a video conference or teleconference. The communication system can be configured to permit a user to use such resources without having to have a user's device be physically and directly connected by wiring to a conference appliance or communication device.
Unify Gmbh & Co. Kg

Systems and methods for sourcing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can access a content feed of a user in a social networking system. At least one content item to be added to the content feed is determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Dynamic authorization using internet-based social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to facilitate the authorization of services between service providers and other users (e.g. Customers of the service provider) with accounts on a social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Contextual personalized focus for variable depth of field photographs on social networks

Systems and methods for automatically rendering variable depth of field photographs are disclosed. A method includes: receiving, by a computer device, a photograph; determining, by the computer device, a viewing user to receive the photograph; determining, by the computer device, a contextual personalized focus for the photograph for the viewing user; rendering, by the computer device, a version of the photograph based on the determined contextual personalized focus; and providing, by the computer device, the rendered version of the photograph to the viewing user..
International Business Machines Corporation

Contextual personalized list of recommended courses

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses.
Linkedln Corporation

Contextual personalized list of recommended courses

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system determines a target set of skills discussed in an electronic presentation and also skills possessed by the viewer of the presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Contextual personalized list of recommended courses

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system generates a contextual list of recommended electronic courses that is personalized by taking into account information derived from a member profile that represents the viewer in the on-line social network system.
Linkedln Corporation

Mirror system and method enabling photo and video sharing by means of bidirectional communication

A mirror system and method which is capable of sharing photos and videos by bidirectional communication may be provided. A photo or video of clothes worn by the user, which is obtained by the fact that user's figure reflected in a translucent display mirror capable of interacting with a smartphone on the basis of an internet of things (iot) network is photographed as it is in real time, is transmitted as it is to the smartphone.
Stylemirror Co., Ltd.

Scalable asset location and tracking and sensor monitoring system

A scalable tag detection, location, tracking, recovery, and data collection system uses a social network of mobile devices, such as smartphones, as readers, to find lost or stolen goods that are tagged, or to read data or sensor values from tags at remote locations. A network service apparatus compiles ids of tags of interest into a data structure representing a subset of all tagged items, and transmits the data structure information to the participating mobile devices.

Social based online matchmaking system

Systems and methods for social based online matchmaking system are provided. In particular, some embodiments provide recommendations for connections (i.e., candidate users) based on the user's social networking and social matching system connections and activity.

Targeted collection and storage of online social network data in evidence domains

Techniques and systems are provided for selecting, collecting, and storing online social network (osn) data pertinent to an evidence context. A collection request with content filter parameters, an authentication mode, and a targeted osn identity is received.
Social Evidence, Llc

Community translation of user-generated content

Translations for items of user-generated content are received from one or more users associated with a social networking system and/or one or more machine-generated translations. Each translation may translate a content item from a source or original language to a target language.
Facebook, Inc.

Social media based audiovisual work creation and sharing platform and method

Tools for the creation of audiovisual works that enable the creation of audiovisual works on mobile devices and the subsequent sharing of those works, as alarms, notifications and other forms of media, through social networks are herein provided and described.. .
Inspr Llc

Sharing recorded gameplay

A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-d) video clip to a storage, the 2-d video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-d video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-d) video clip by converting the 2-d video clip to a 3-d format, the 3-d video clip being configured for viewing through an hmd; sharing, by the computer, the 3-d video clip to the social network.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Systems and methods to control the lifetime of online posts

Systems and methods to control the lifetime of social networking posts. The viewable range and/or duration of a post is determined as a function (e.g., gaussian) of the viewer location/position relative to the post location/position and other factors, such as, local content density power of the poster, net likes, etc.
Erodr, Inc.

Managing digital messages across a plurality of social networking groups

One or more embodiments of the disclosure include a digital multi-group messaging system that manages digital messages across a plurality of social networking groups. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the digital multi-group messaging system detects a digital message and selects a set of social networking groups to suggest to the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating relationship maps in online social networks

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments creating and expanding family maps through an online social-networking system. An embodiment operates by receiving, from a first user of a social-networking system having a first user profile, a first request to add a second user profile to the social-networking system, the first request comprising a name of the second user and a relationship between the first and second users.

Assisting participation in a social network

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for assisting participation in a social network. In one aspect, a method is performed by a system of one or more data processing devices.
Google Llc

Context-based smartphone sensor logic

Methods employ sensors in portable devices (e.g., smartphones) both to sense content information (e.g., audio and imagery) and context information. Device processing is desirably dependent on both.
Digimarc Corporation

Systems and methods for similar account determination

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive an indication that a user of a social networking system has interacted with a first account of the social networking system. A set of potential accounts is compiled based on account similarity criteria indicative of a similarity of each potential account to the first account.
Facebook, Inc.

Incorporation of user-provided natural language translations in a social networking system

A social networking system determines whether a particular user is qualified to provide translations of text from a first language to a second language. The determination may include evaluation of the language competencies of the user, and also of the trustworthiness of the user as a translator, as determined based on prior translations submitted by the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Mobile maps connected to augmented reality games via linket

The invention combines esports and mobile augmented reality games. A mobile device runs a map.

Techniques for detecting malicious behavior using an accomplice model

The present disclosure generally relates to web page analysis, and more particularly to detecting malicious behavior using an accomplice model. In certain embodiments, the accomplice model may determine that a uri is associated with malicious behavior based upon the uri being associated with an attribute determined to be related to malicious behavior.
Riskiq, Inc.

Identifying an imposter account in a social network

A method for identifying an imposter account in a social network includes a monitoring engine to monitor user accounts of a social network, an identifying engine to identify attributes associated with each of the user accounts of the social network, a matching engine to match the attributes associated with each of the user accounts of the social network, a determining engine to determine when one of the user accounts is an imposter account associated with identity theft of a victim account, a calculating engine to calculate a threshold, and an executing engine to execute an action against the identity theft of the victim account by the imposter account.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Blinder avoidance in social network interactions

A method, system and computer program product for blinder avoidance in social networking interactions includes executing a social networking data processing system in memory of a host computing system to provide a social networking service to different users in a social network. The method also includes defining in memory of the host computing system a user interface interaction for a user interface of the social networking service, and a corresponding user interface change in connection with a presentation of a status update for a user in different streams of other users of the social networking service.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message management utilizing a social networking environment. A message which pertains to an anticipated activity may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Data visualization representation from service

Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe examples of data visualization, where data visualization representations may be generated to visually represent aggregated data for a service from the perspective of a user. The data visualization representation aggregates data of the service into points of interest that provide user-centric perspectives of the service data.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Determining gift suggestions for users of a social networking system using an auction model

A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for classification of comments for pages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can obtain a comment submitted by a user on a page associated with an entity. A training data set, including a plurality of comments, that indicates whether each of the plurality of comments is actionable can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Cold start machine learning algorithm

In an example embodiment, a first plurality of images stored on a computing device is identified, each image having an indication that it depicts a first member of a social networking service. The first plurality of images is used as training data to a first machine learning algorithm to train a first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member, the first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member designed to calculate a member likelihood score for a candidate image.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method of data organization and data searching for constructing evidence-based beliefs within a social network

A computer implemented method to develop well formulated beliefs within a social network, the beliefs being based on arguments and evidence that are associated with a given question, and the method structuring and storing data in a manner that enables the method to suggest logically relevant arguments to augment a user's underlying belief.. .

Ranking search results based on lookalike users on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing lookalike data in response to a search query, wherein the lookalike data is associated with lookalike users with respect to the querying user, wherein the querying user corresponds to a first user-vector, the lookalike users being selected from a plurality of second users of an online social network that each correspond to a plurality of second user-vectors, wherein each dimension of the user-vector corresponds to a social-networking trait of the respective user. Each second user is selected based on a vector similarity between the querying user-vector and the second-user vector.
Facebook, Inc.

Sharing recorded gameplay to a social graph

A method for sharing recorded gameplay of a video game to a social network, includes: executing, by a game console, a session of a video game; receiving, by the game console during the session of the video game, button input from a controller device that is interfaced with the game console; in response to receiving the button input, presenting, by the game console, a user interface configured to enable sharing of gameplay of the video game; receiving, by the game console via the user interface, one or more commands to share a video of at least a portion of the session of the video game to a social network, the video being recorded to a storage device during the session of the video game; sharing the video to the social network.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

Generation of gameplay video based on social network sharing

A method, including: executing, by a cloud gaming system, a session of a video game; recording the user's gameplay of the video game; analyzing the user's recorded gameplay to determine a region of interest, the region of interest being a region of the video game having social network sharing levels that exceed a predefined threshold; during the session of the video game, receiving a request from the client device, the request being initiated from a button of a controller device interfaced to the client device; responsive to the request, presenting, through the client device, the region of interest; generating, by the cloud gaming system, a gameplay video of the video game based on the region of interest; sharing the gameplay video of the video game over the social network to one or more additional client devices for viewing by one or more additional users.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment America Llc

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.

Managing for-sale group postings

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and method for managing social networking system for-sale groups. For example, systems and method described herein identify sale listings within social networking system for-sale groups and aggregates the identified sale listings into a personal town square for a particular social networking system user.
Facebook, Inc.

Social network communities

Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for providing access to communities of users in an online social network. In some implementations, a server is configured to identify a user identity (id), received from a computing device, as one of a plurality of first user identities (ids) of first users belonging to a first community maintained on behalf of a first organization by a social networking system.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Generating a conversation in a social network based on mixed media object context

A system and method for generating a conversation in a social network based on visual search results. A mixed media reality (mmr) engine indexes source materials as mmr objects, receives images from a user device and identifies matching mmr objects.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Biometric-based sentiment management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to biometric-based sentiment management in a social networking environment. A set of biometric data for an originating-user of an electronic message may be detected using a set of biometric sensors.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and integrated private and public instant messaging

A computer-implemented method and system for providing users with an integrated private and public instant messaging solution. More particularly, users are enabled both to send/receive private messages to/from other users and to publish public messages not intended to be delivered to any particular recipient but to be made visibile to the entire network of users.

Method and discovering trending terms in speech requests

Systems and processes are disclosed for discovering trending terms in automatic speech recognition. Candidate terms (e.g., words, phrases, etc.) not yet found in a speech recognizer vocabulary or having low language model probability can be identified based on trending usage in a variety of electronic data sources (e.g., social network feeds, news sources, search queries, etc.).
Apple Inc.

System and capturing and sharing a location based experience

A system and method for capturing a location based experience at an event including a plurality of mobile devices having a camera employed near a point of interest to capture random, crowdsourced images and associated metadata near said point of interest. In a preferred form, the images include depth camera information from prepositioned devices around the point of interest during the event.

Systems and methods for a platform to manage and execute marketing campaigns

A system receives a marketing campaign from an advertiser. The marketing campaign identifies tasks to be performed by users on social networks.
Qwasi, Inc.

Personalized job search and recommendations using job seeker behavioral features

A user submits a job search query in an online social networking system. The online social networking system calculates a score based on the similarity between the job search query and the profile of the user.
Linkedin Corporation

Role-relative social networking

A role-based social network follow request that identifies a specified user role to follow within a social network is received from a social network user. A social network role-based query, derived from the specified user role identified within the role-based social network follow request, is executed.
International Business Machines Corporation

Modifying messages to be more discoverable on a social network

A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for providing service directory predictive search recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to determine predictive search recommendation based on search prediction information. Search prediction information associated with a user is provided to the machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing a service directory for automatic search engine indexing

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present a service directory landing page comprising a plurality of selectable service category options associated with a plurality of pre-defined service categories. A search results page is presented, including one or more search results based on search criteria.
Facebook, Inc.

Modifying messages to be more discoverable on a social network

A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for determining recommendations for pages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can obtain a goal associated with a page provided by a social networking system. Potential recommendations for the page can be determined based on a first machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

Generating routes using information from trusted sources

Identifications of areas of interest are received from trusted sources such as contacts in a social networking application. The areas of interest can include geographic boundaries that identify regions such as blocks or portions of streets.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method for implementing a computer game

A method, implemented as computer code being executed by one or more processors, in which computer game graphics for a casual, social game are shown on a display of a computing device, where the casual, social game is downloaded as an app to a smartphone and/or tablet computer and can be accessed or played using a social network application or environment; and in which one or more of the processors are programmed such that: a notification is automatically generated if a player is stuck at a level for more than a defined time or after more than a defined number of attempts to pass that level, the notification alerting friends of the player so that they can assist him or her.. .
King.com Limited

System and social platform based private social network

The present systems and methods are directed to a private network of personal social sensors. The sensors are irreversibly paired with a communication device which ensures privacy of data.
Zen-me Labs Oy

System and synchronizing data objects in a cloud based social networking environment

Methods and systems are provided for synchronizing and sharing a file. A set of access privileges is configured within a cloud collaboration site to define a sharing configuration to allow sharing of the file between a group of computing devices comprising a first computing device and one or more second computing devices.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Soliciting and creating collaborative content items

A method for soliciting and creating collaborative content items is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a user device of a first user, a request to contribute a content item for a personalized message to a second user, the personalized message for an event unique to the second user, wherein the first user is selected to receive the request to contribute the content item based on an affinity score between the first user and the second user, presenting the request to contribute the content item, receiving input from the first user identifying the content item to contribute for the personalized message to the second user, and causing the content item to be added to a collaborative content product generated for the second user, the collaborative content product comprising other content items of other users of the social network..
Google Llc

Systems and methods for sharing content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine that at least one image has been captured using the computing device, wherein one or more individuals are represented in the image. An identity of at least a first individual of the one or more individuals represented in the image is determined, wherein the identity of the first individual is determined, at least in part, using a social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods to prompt page administrator action based on machine learning

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive values associated with features corresponding to an instance involving a page of a social networking system and an administrator of the page. The values associated with the features are applied to a machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

Reengaging website visitors with social networking system electronic messages

The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for reengaging website visitors via a social networking system. For example, in accordance with one embodiment, a social networking system receives information regarding a user-triggered event associated with a merchant webpage, utilizes the received information to generate an electronic message from the merchant to the user, and provides the electronic message to the user via the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Visibility management enhancement for messaging systems and online social networks

A method, a processing device, and a computer program product are provided. An initial state of a message is captured by at least one processing device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Apparatus and assisting existing social networks to fund and support ventures

A method and apparatus for funding and supporting ventures using online funding and supporting sites which extends beyond the network of colleagues, friends and family to reach larger existing social networks is described. In some cases, the method and apparatus protects confidentiality for innovative businesses seeking funding using online funding sites.
Club Funding Ltd.

Apparatus and assisting existing social networks to fund ventures

A method and apparatus for funding ventures using online funding sites which extends beyond the network of colleagues, friends and family to reach larger existing social networks is described. In some cases, the method and apparatus protects confidentiality for innovative businesses seeking funding using online funding sites.
Club Funding Ltd.

Systems and methods for suggesting content

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can train a machine learning model to output respective scores for content items based at least in part on information describing a user, wherein a score for a content item measures a likelihood that the user will select the content item to be included in a social profile of the user. A determination is made that a first user of the social networking system is eligible for a content item suggestion.
Facebook, Inc.

Locative social networking using a mobile device

Technologies are generally described for providing a locative social networking service utilizing wireless access point. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include connecting to a wireless local area network, finding at least one other mobile device connected to the wireless local area network and satisfying a predetermined condition, and for each found mobile device, requesting a public user profile associated with the found mobile device, in response to the request, receiving the public user profile associated with the found mobile device, and for each found mobile device from which an associated public user profile is received, transmitting to the found mobile device a public user profile associated with the mobile device..
Empire Technology Development Llc

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content

Machine learning-based data aggregation using social media content is described herein. An example method includes receiving news content from a plurality of online sources, parsing the news content to determine keywords or phrases related to topics of interest, creating a search query from the keywords or phrases, searching one or more social networks for social media content that matches the keywords or phrases in the search query, processing the social media content by at least one of filtering and ranking, and providing the processed social media content to an individual..
Crowdynews

Distance-based social message pruning

Correspondences in a social networking system are analyzed to determine at least one topic. An activity stream with the at least one topic is analyzed.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message management utilizing a social networking environment. A set of message data may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Message management in a social networking environment

Disclosed aspects relate to message management utilizing a social networking environment. A set of message data may be detected in the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Diversifying media search results on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query of a first user; retrieving videos that match the query; determining a filtered set of videos, wherein the filtering includes removing duplicate videos based on the duplicate videos having a digital fingerprint that is within a threshold degree of sameness from that of a modal video; calculating, for each video, similarity-scores that correspond to a degree of similarity between the video and another video in the filtered set; grouping the videos into clusters that include videos with similarity-scores greater than a threshold similarity-score with respect to each other video in the cluster; and sending, to the first user, a search-results interface including search results for the videos that are organized within the interface based on the respective clusters of their corresponding videos.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Streaming video system

A streaming video system receives a plurality of live video streams, applies filtering, and outputs the plurality of live video streams via a plurality of social networks and/or other sites that are able to receive live streamed video.. .
Intercept Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing communication items from an entity associated with a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can define a communication item associated with a social networking system, including a plurality of parameters that are each associated with one or more possible values. A plurality of variants of the communication item can be determined based on values associated with the plurality of parameters.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing adaptive experimentation of contextual configurations in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a first plurality of configurations associated with a context relating to users. A respective first weight for each configuration of the first plurality of configurations that reflects a probability of the configuration improving performance associated with a metric can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

System and event planning through a social network

A method of event planning through a social network requires at least one remote server and a corresponding personal computing device. The at least one remote server stores the information of each planned-event location, event posting, and user account.

System and cross platform product listing curation with social network integration

A system and method for cross platform product listing curation with social network integration is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: gathering seller information including identifiers of sellers of products listed on at least one peer-to-peer seller platform; obtaining product information corresponding to products listed by the sellers, the product information including product characteristics corresponding to the products listed by the sellers; retrieving potential product buyer information, the potential product buyer information including information indicative of buyer characteristics and buyer contact information of at least one potential buyer; matching the at least one potential buyer with a specific product listed by a specific seller using the product information and the potential product buyer information, the matching including correlating the product characteristics with the buyer characteristics of the matched potential buyer; and initiating contact between the matched potential buyer and the specific seller using the seller information and the buyer contact information..
Informed, Inc.

Methods and systems for identifying cross-platform audiences and optimizing campaigns

A method for increasing a level of distribution of a media file includes receiving an identification of metadata of a media file, the metadata including at least one keyword. The method includes directing a semantic engine to map the at least one keyword to a plurality of candidate target segments, each of the plurality of candidate target segments associated with one of a plurality of social network platforms.
Pixability, Inc.

Determining a user's event experience through user actions

There is provided systems and method for determining a user's event experience through user actions. A user may attend an event at a venue and take various actions with respect to the event.
Stubhub, Inc.

Shift management over social networks

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for shift management over social networks. Some such embodiments include a bot that listens to one or more social network communication channels for textual postings that indicate an intent to request a shift trade or substitute and an intent to accept the trade or to be the substitute.
Ncr Corporation

Systems and methods for providing feed page updates in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine one or more user-related metrics relating to each page of a plurality of pages associated with an administrator based on a first machine learning model. One or more recommendations relating to each page of the plurality of pages can be determined based on a second machine learning model.
Facebook, Inc.

Data processing systems and methods implementing improved analytics platform and networked information systems

An analytics platform and architecture is disclosed that improves the capture, extraction, and reporting of data required for certain measures, provides real-time data surveillance, dashboards, tracking lists, and alerts for specific, high-priority data, and offers dynamic, ad-hoc reporting capabilities. The platform includes a data extraction facility that gathers data from numerous sources, a data mapping facility that identifies and maps key data elements and links data over time, a data normalization facility to normalize the data and, optionally, de-identify the data, a flexible data warehouse for storing raw data or longitudinal data, an analytics facility for data mining, analytic model building, risk identification, benchmarking and tracking.
Optum, Inc.

Method and system for facilitating social networking based on events

Disclosed is a computer implemented method of facilitating social networking. The method may include presenting a plurality of events and dates to a user based on at least one personal characteristic of the user.

Search ranking and recommendations for online social networks based on reconstructed embeddings

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted by a user; identifying one or more objects matching the query; generating a reconstructed embedding of the query based on one or more term embeddings associated with one or more of the n-grams of the query, respectively; calculating, for each identified object, a relevance-score based on a similarity metric of the reconstructed embedding of the query and an object embedding associated with the identified object; generating one or more search results based on the calculated relevance-scores, each search result corresponding to one of the identified objects; and sending a search-results interface for display, the search-results interface comprising one or more of the search results, each search result comprising a reference to its corresponding identified object.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for using hints in media content tagging

Techniques to allow a social networking system to provide hints when a user tags an image. In one embodiment, a comment associated with an image to be tagged by a user of a social networking system is received.
Facebook, Inc.

Controls and interfaces for user interactions in virtual spaces

In one embodiment, a method includes sending information configured to render a virtual space on a display device associated with a first user; sending information configured to render a social-commentary item in the virtual space, wherein the social-commentary item is rendered within a region of the virtual space, the region displaying an interface of an online social network; receiving a grab input from an input device of the first user, wherein the grab input is associated with the social-commentary item; and sending information configured to render a virtual object representing the social-commentary item, wherein the virtual object is manipulable by the first user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for managing a user profile picture associated with an indication of user status on a social networking system

A client device receives from a user, in an application associated with a social networking service provided by a server system, a first user input for creating a first post on a social networking system. In response to the first user input, a plurality of icons for selection by the user are displayed.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and apparatus to operate different widgets from a single widget controller

A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to manage and display mini graphical user interface (gui) applications, or widgets. A widget controller can be associated with a plurality of widgets, upon which a user of the widget controller can then cycle among the associated widgets to display a selected widget.

Sending safety-check prompts based on user interaction

In one embodiment, a method includes detecting that a first set of users associated with an emergency event have posted content related to the emergency event on an online social network. The method may also include sending a safety-check prompt to each of one or more users in the first set.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking

Methods and systems for map generation for location and navigation with user sharing/social networking may comprise determining a position of a wireless communication device (wcd) and capturing images of the surroundings of the wcd. Data associated with objects in the surroundings of said wireless communication device may be extracted from the captured images, positions of the objects may be determined, and the determined positions and the data may then be uploaded to a database.
Maxlinear, Inc.

Protective case for adding wireless functionality to a handheld electronic device

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..
Blackbird Technology Holdings, Inc.

Cloud based personal services system

A personal identification, tracking, entertainment and communication system is provided that is sufficiently flexible and intelligent to address a variety of applications and needs. In one embodiment, an electronic accessory such as an electronic bracelet or the like is provided.

Systems and methods for prefetching content items for a feed in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine a time at which to prefetch one or more content items to be included in a feed associated with a user. The feed can be provided by a social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Engine, an adaptive search engine on the client computer using domain social networking data as the search topic sources

An engine, system and method for a domain social network that interconnects internet users with at least domains owned by or of interest to those internet users, and that may obtain and/or forward obtained dynamic data regarding those domains automatically, such as by web service or email service. The dynamic data may be used to filter and protect content and data of the respective domains, to protect users by identifying low quality web pages or malicious software or pages, to isolate or improve search results regarding the domain, and/or to improve internet-based transaction flow, such as the creation of advertising..

Following metrics for a/b testing

A machine may be configured to facilitate following metrics generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine determines, based on a metric identifier of a metric that measures an aspect of a service provided on a social networking service, one or more experiment identifiers of experiments that impact the metric.
Linkedin Corporation

System and validating users using social network information

A system and method uses any or all of information of a user and/or user's activity at a second web site, information of the user's friends or other connections at the second web site, or registration information of the user, to determine whether to allow the user to communicate with other users of a first web site, prevent the user from communicating with other users of the first web site, or monitor the user's communications and allow or prevent the user from further communication based on the monitored communications at the first web site.. .
Zoosk, Inc.

Contact aggregation in a social network

In particular embodiments, a computing device receives from each of one or more contact-information sources a set of contact information associated with a user of a social-networking system. The set of contact information includes one or more instances of contact information in one or more categories of contact information.
Facebook, Inc.

Indicating live videos for trending topics on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes sending, to a first client system of a first user, a first trending module having references to a first set of trending topics, where one of the references does not include a live badge; generate a trending-topic interface corresponding to a first trending topic in the first set of trending topics, wherein the trending-topic interface comprises a live module containing at least one live video associated with the first trending topic; storing a reference to the live module with a news-event object; querying the news-event object to determine whether a live module is associated with the first trending topic; and sending, to a second client system for display, a second trending module having references to a second set of trending topic that includes the first trending topic, wherein a reference to the first trending topic includes a live badge.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Recipient verification

Recipient verification converses computation resources, reduces network bandwidth and reduces the amount of user input required for generating email messages that include personal salutations that are matched to the recipient's proper title, style, or honorific. The email addresses are associated with a number of recipients, gender-specific markers in names within a salutation, internal and external data sources using the email addresses (e.g., an enterprise contact server, a social network), and historical salutations to determine whether the salutation in an email message is correct for a given recipient or group of recipients.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.

Ranking courses for a presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the target section and uses an inverted index of skills-to-course mappings to determine, for each such course, a relevance score that reflects how useful the course is for imparting a skill discussed in the target section.
Linkedln Corporation

Skill-based ranking of electronic courses

A course relevance evaluator is provided with an on-line social network system. The course relevance evaluator generates a model for predicting importance of an electronic course for imparting a certain skill.
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for enhancing shopping experience in physical stores

The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for enhancing shopping experience in physical stores. The method includes receiving at least one persona associated with a user based on one or more of: ethnographic data obtained from a user, demographic data associated with the user, buying behavioral data associated with the user, and social networking data associated with the user.
Conduent Business Services, Llc

System for enhancing food and beverage shopping

A system for facilitating the shopping process is provided. The system embodies a computer implemented method of scanning content labels of containers of food and beverages contents, selectively retrieving content information pertaining to the food and beverages contents.

Following a/b tests for experimentation management

A machine may be configured to facilitate following a/b tests generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine accesses a subscription record associated with an experiment identifier of an experiment in a database.
Linkedin Corporation

Member qualification and tracking

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for member qualifications and tracking. In one example, a method includes storing a member profile for a member of an online social networking service in response to the member applying for an employment position and not being selected for lacking one or more qualifications, the member profile including the lacking qualifications; tracking the member's activity via the online social networking service to determine when the member has rectified the lacking qualifications; and notifying a recruiter associated with the employment position in response to the member rectifying the lacking qualifications..
Linkedin Corporation

Presenting endorsements using analytics and insights

Techniques for presenting a featured skill of a first member of a social network system are described. An example system presents the featured skill on a profile page of the first member.
Linkedin Corporation

Skills detector system

A skills detector system is provided with an on-line social network system. The skills detector system is configured to determine which skills are referenced in an electronic presentation and generate respective importance scores of the determined skills as related to the presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Training image-recognition systems based on search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of search queries comprising n-grams; identifying a subset of the plurality of search queries as being queries for visual-media items based on one or more n-grams of the search query being associated with visual-media content; calculating, for each of the n-grams of the search queries of the subset, a popularity-score based on a count of the search queries in the subset that include the n-gram; determining popular n-grams, wherein each of the popular n-grams is an n-gram of the search queries of the subset of search queries having a popularity-score greater than a threshold popularity-score; and selecting one or more of the popular n-grams for training a visual-concept recognition system, wherein each of the popular n-grams is selected based on whether it is associated with a visual concept.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Training image-recognition systems using a joint embedding model on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a shared visual concept in visual-media items based on shared visual features in images of the visual-media items; extracting, for each of the visual-media items, n-grams from communications associated with the visual-media item; generating, in a d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the visual-media items at a location based on the visual concepts included in the visual-media item; generating, in the d-dimensional space, an embedding for each of the extracted n-grams at a location based on a frequency of occurrence of the n-gram in the communications associated with the visual-media items; and associating, with the shared visual concept, the extracted n-grams that have embeddings within a threshold area of the embeddings for the identified visual-media items.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Automated relationship categorizer and visualizer

Aspects differentially drive the graphic display of links overlaid between people in a group photograph as a function of associated relationship type. Individuals are distinguished within the photograph and relationships are identified among the individuals that differ from one another with respect to type of relationship, by extracting relationship data via natural language processing relative to social network data of one or more of the identified individuals.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method of credit on the social network site

The disclosure provides a method of credit on the social network site, wherein the social level is mapped reasonably and logically by doing statistical analysis of functions used by the user on the site and various credits obtained according to the rules of the site, and the permission of using site functions is divided strictly for the user corresponding to the level, to establish a credit system for the user on the social network site. According to the disclosure, comprehensive rule design: the investigation of user activeness can be as comprehensive and accurate as possible; reasonable level design: the user's potential “aggressiveness” (activeness) is motivated to promote the interactivity of the site and maintain the credibility of the site; strict permission design: it has an effect of “rewarding good performance and punishing poor performance” on the user and an effect of “survival of the fittest” on the content..

Two-sided network growth optimization in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system identifies a first member of a social network with a first activity level that is lower than a threshold.
Linkedin Corporation

Term set expansion using textual segments

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for increasing member engagement at an online social network. In one example, a method includes receiving user input that includes an incomplete sequence of terms, retrieving two or more suggestions to expand the sequence of terms, converting, for each of the suggestions, the sequence of terms to a respective sequence of segments using the suggestion, scoring the suggestions according to a frequency of how the sequence of segments are found in a corpus of segments, and recommending a highest scoring suggestion to complete the sequence of terms..
Linkedln Corporation

Recommending courses for an electronic presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system detects that an electronic presentation is being presented on a display device of a viewer, determines skills that are being discussed in the electronic presentation, and determines electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation.
Linkedin Corporation

Ranking courses for a presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the target section and uses an inverted index of skills-to-course mappings to determine, for each such course, a relevance score that reflects how useful the course is for imparting a skill discussed in the target section.
Linkedin Corporation

Presenting a profile card relevant to a member of a social network

Techniques for presenting a profile card personalized to a member of a social network are described. A first viewer profile can be selected, using member data, from a list of profiles of viewers having viewed a first member profile of a first member, the member data having profile attributes associated with each profile.
Linkedin Corporation

Using potential interactions to improve subsequent social network activity

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of features associated with two members of a social network, wherein the features comprise a member feature and an activity feature.
Linkedin Corporation

Skills detector system

A skills detector system is provided with an on-line social network system. The skills detector system is configured to determine which skills are referenced in an electronic presentation and generate respective importance scores of the determined skills as related to the presentation.
Linkedln Corporation

Video keyframes display on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query from a user for videos; identifying videos matching the query; retrieving, for each identified video, a set of keyframes that are associated with one or more concepts; calculating, for each keyframe of each identified video, a keyframe-score based on a prevalence of the concepts associated with the keyframe, determined with reference to the concepts associated with each other keyframe in the set of retrieved keyframes for the identified video; and sending, to the first user, a search-results interface including search results corresponding to one or more of the identified videos, each search result comprising keyframes for the corresponding identified video having keyframe-scores greater than a threshold keyframe-score.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Determining user access to groups generated in a closed online system based on categories determined for the groups

An online system provides a social networking environment for a set of users, such as members of an organization. The online system allows generation of groups of users within the set to allow users to more easily communicate content with other users.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for presenting event notifications in a social media environment

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and system for providing notification of events. Specifically, embodiments disclosed herein describe a method and system for generating dynamic messages based on events and transmitting the dynamic messages to various users over a social networking platform.
Onyx Websites Llc

Modular inbox and generation of content modules

Exemplary embodiments relate to improvements in the design of a messaging inbox. The inbox may display different units or “modules” for providing a user with quick access to different inbox functionalities.
Facebook, Inc.

Updateable electronic digital assets will or trust method and systems with real time access for updated designated will or trust elements

A method and systems that provide for a updateable electronic digital assets will or trust that has all the standard features of a digital assets will or trust and allows a user to “real time” access said updateable electronic digital assets will or trust to update specific elements designated for update through online access or through phone applications or other electronic applications access. Said specific elements include: designating and/or giving power of attorney to an agent and/or executor of each device, email account, social networking account, online banking/financial account, online media account, and other digital accounts; updating information specific to each account such as account name/number, user name, password, pins, beneficiaries; instructions as to specifics of the account and instructions as to how the assets should be handled; and/or include any other said updateable electronic digital assets will or trust specific elements identified for “real time” access and/or update capability.

Method and system for providing a social network for creating, sharing and accessing content based upon location and mobility-related profiles of users

A method for providing a social network system includes providing a plurality of engagable mobility profile options for a user for continuous engagement of one or more of the mobility profiles in real-time; receiving a current mobility profile option selection of a user, wherein use of the system by a user is conditional upon the user having one or more concurrent mobility profile option selection(s); and allowing a user to create content. The content may be created with a user selected restriction upon the ability of other users to access the content based upon the current mobility profile option selection or selections of the other users..
Gloriam Technologies Pty Ltd.

Social network initiated listings

Social network initiated listings can be implemented by using keyword extraction of a social network post containing a sell code. The extracted keywords can be categorized using a machine based categorization system.

Tracking feeds in a social network

A system and method for tracking feeds in a social network is disclosed. The system includes a feed module and a personalization module.
Google Llc

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.
Ebay Inc.

Osn/pcs collaboration mechanism integration

An example method facilitates collaborative participation in a process-based software application. The example method includes employing a process cloud integrated with a social network and document cloud to enable social network conversation-based collaboration during running of processes of the process-based software application.
Oracle International Corporation

Systems and methods for content engagement

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain data describing at least one content item from a social networking system. A customized set of reaction options to be provided with the content item can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Automatic friend connection within a social network

A computer-implemented method for recommending a friend for a network utilizing a host site. The method includes obtaining, using a processor system, a first audio recording from a first user device associated with a first member having a first member profile affiliated with the host site and a second audio recording from a second user device associated with a second member having a second member profile affiliated with the host site.
International Business Machines Corporation

Contact list availability prioritization

A method for contact list prioritization according to predicted reachability includes loading a contact list of contacts and retrieving a reachability value for each corresponding contact in the contact list that has been computed for each corresponding contact according to usage data of each corresponding contact for an associated mobile telephone. Thereafter, contacts in the contact list that are determined to be most reachable according to a corresponding reachability value are displayed first.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social signature

The disclosure is directed to determining a social signature of a user of an application, e.g., a social networking application. The social signature can be a representation of social properties of a person, and can be determined based on various factors, e.g., user profile of the user and friends of the user.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and system for identifying user information in social network

A method for identifying user information includes obtaining a first user identifier of a user in a social network; obtaining identity authentication information corresponding to the first user identifier; determining whether the identity authentication information is associated with a second user identifier; and storing, when the identity authentication information is associated with the second user identifier, an association relationship between the first user identifier and the second user identifier.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Method and system for on demand fabrication of social network messages

A method and system for on demand fabrication of social network marketing messages is disclosed. The method and system includes a computational device having one or more libraries containing a plurality of messages and a plurality of images, categorized according to topic.
Making Degraide Technology, Llc

Uses of location tracking in mobile devices

In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for operating a client application program on a mobile device includes: determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, that a player has participated in activities in a wagering game establishment; determining, by the client application program on the mobile device, information about the activities in the wagering game establishment; and transmitting, by the client application to a social network, an electronic message to post on the social network information indicating the player activities in the wagering game establishment.. .
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Implementations of various methods to create economic incentives to directly link users of a social network or social network reality game to actual projects and people within a charity or developing world area

Implementations of various systems and methods for using a social network, a game engine network and a network to provide users of the networks the ability to integrate their everyday personal and business transactions with charity projects and people globally. Users of the methods on the network will use a reality based game strategy and structure through the use of reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies to integrate and link their everyday tasks of personal and business transactions to charity network projects and users in an invention that formerly did not exist.

Spatio-temporal diffusion based risk assessment

A graph is constructing using a user node of a user and a set of connection nodes corresponding to connections in a social network of the user. The graph is overlaid on a risk map, which is a mapping of a geo-social risk characteristic of a geographical area.
International Business Machines Corporation

Software recommendation services for targeted user groups

Computer-implemented methods and systems are provided for recommending one or more applications to users connected to one or more social networks. The computer-implemented method may include determining frequency of interaction between the users connected to the one or more social networks, analyzing behavioral patterns of the users connected to the one or more social networks, the behavioral patterns derived by considering at least the frequency of interaction between the users, and enabling at least one service provider to recommend one or more applications to one or more of the users based on the monitored behavioral patterns..
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and system for publication of social network marketing content based on schedule and priority

A method and system for publishing social network content is disclosed. The method and system includes a computational device including a number of modules to effectuate timely publishing of social media content.
Making Degraide Technology, Llc

Shared per content provider prediction models

An online system, such as a social networking system, generates shared models for one or more clusters of categories. A shared model for a cluster is common to the categories assigned to the cluster.
Facebook, Inc.

Automated image cropping and sharing

Technologies for automated cropping and sharing of images include an imaging device configured to capture a digital image, recognize one or more subjects represented in the image, determine the social network groups associated with the subjects of the digital image, and crop the digital image to generate one or more sub-images. Each of the sub-images includes subjects associated with a particular social network group.
Intel Corporation

Providing social network content in games

An apparatus and method for providing social network content in an online game is disclosed herein. Content is obtained from a social network site and is displayed within the game.
Zynga Inc.

Software platform configured to provide analytics and recommendations

Methods and systems provide a software platform configured to provide analytics and recommendations. The software platform provides a software application that targets functional fitness with features that motivate and attract athletes for long-term use.
Fittech Software Llc

Method for linking people with similar interest in an athletic activity and related interactive social networking platform

An interactive social networking platform which can be used by a plurality of users comprises an interactive servo unit, and a database unit. The interactive servo unit includes an athletic activity linking module to offer the users to create at least one athletic activity in the interactive servo unit.

Method and system for incentivizing users to make purchases

In a method and system for incentivizing a user to make a purchase, social relationship data for a user of an online social network is identified, and an offer is provided to the user to purchase an item at a promotional price if an acceptance of the offer by the user satisfies a timing condition with respect to the other users purchasing the item. In response to receiving an acceptance of the offer, whether the acceptance of the offer by the user satisfies the timing condition with respect to the other users purchasing the item is determined.
Google Inc.

Methods and systems for identifying same users across multiple social networks

The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for identifying a target profile of a source user on a target social network, based on a corresponding source profile at a source social network. The method includes extracting one or more matching profiles from the target social network, based on one or more static profile features of the source profile, determining one or more dynamic profile features of the source profile and each matching profile, based on real-time user activities on the source and target social networks, and identifying the target profile from the one or more matching profiles, based on a comparison of the one or more dynamic profile features of the source profile with corresponding one or more features of the one or more matching profiles..
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Categorizing objects for queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted by the user; identifying a set of objects matching the query; calculating, for each identified object, a plurality of category-scores corresponding to a plurality of categories, respectively, wherein each category-score is calculated based on a plurality of sub-scores corresponding to a plurality of scoring axes; categorizing each identified object into a category of the plurality of categories based on the category-scores for the identified object; and sending, to the client system in response to the query, one or more search results corresponding to one or more of the categorized objects for display, each search result referencing the respective categorized object, wherein the one or more categorized objects of the search results comprises objects categorized into one or more selected categories.. .
Facebook, Inc.

System and backing up social network data

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for backing up user data from a social network account. An exemplary general method includes the steps of obtaining access to a user account on a social network, by a social network application; determining, by the social network application, one or more restrictions on external requests for data imposed by the social network; generating, by a backup agent in communication with the social network application, an algorithm for requesting data from the user account based upon the one or more restrictions on external requests for data; requesting user data from the user account, by the social network application, using the algorithm; receiving the user data from the user account, by the social network application; transmitting the received user data from the social network application to the backup agent; and archiving the received user data, by the backup agent..
Acronis International Gmbh

Social networking application for real-time selection and sorting of photo and video content

Systems and methods of the present disclosure include a virtual wall having a plurality of media, as referred to as entries or media items. The system lays out the entries horizontally and vertically in the virtual wall.
Piqpiq, Inc.

Providing location-based messages using social network information

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing location-based messages using social network information. In some implementations, data received from a user device includes identifying data for a wireless transmitter detected by the user device.
Peppypub Inc.

Dynamic filtering of posted content

Systems and methods for dynamic filtering of content posted to a social network are disclosed. In aspects, a method of the system includes generating, by a computing device, a user profile list for a user of a social network, the user profile list including data regarding the user's preferences with respect to undesirable content; monitoring, by the computing device, a content post on the social network to determine if the content post includes the undesirable content, the content post being displayed to the user through a social network interface; determining, by the computing device, that the content post includes the undesirable content; and effecting a change in the display of the content post in accordance with one or more predetermined display rules based on the determining that the content post includes the undesirable content..
International Business Machines Corporation

Controlling access to data originating from a third party website

Embodiments of a system and method for controlling access to personal information are generally described herein. In an example, a method may include receiving, at an internal server, data including personal information from a third party website, the personal information including a member identification to a social networking service, adding a time to live envelope to the data, receiving a request for the data, determining whether the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, in response to determining that the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, releasing the data according to the request, and aggregating the data with other information..
Linkedin Corporation

System configurations for data stream accessibility

Obtaining information may be increasingly more challenging in modern times. The systems described herein enable a user to have access to one or more data streams.
Paypal, Inc.

Peer registration and relationship fulfillment system and method thereof

A method and a system to allow peers to register with and establish ownership of identities, such as email addresses, social network identities, phone numbers, etc., that they are recognized by in the real world, and then have these be utilized for the purpose of being targeted for relationship establishment. Correspondingly, the peer uses identities of other peers to seek relationships with these peers, who too have registered and established ownership of their identities.

Intelligently splitting text in messages posted on social media website to be more readable and understandable for user

A method, system and computer program product for improving readability and understandability in messages posted on a social media website. The messages posted on a social media website, such as the user's social networking feed, are scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation

Quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system

The present invention discloses a quinquelateral relationship-based kinship network system, comprising an internet platform, a registration and login module, an information storage module, an information modification module, an opinion feedback module, a system function module, and a background management module. According to the social network system provided in the present invention, a kinship network is established based on an internet platform, and a kinship architectural diagram is constructed.
Hunan Kaopu Technology Incorporated Company

Social network users' interactions by splitting posts in a thread into a new thread

A method, system and computer program product for improving social network users' interactions. The content of posts in a thread is analyzed so as to group the posts by topic.
International Business Machines Corporation

Context-based messaging system

Socially provided context-based messaging can include receiving a message content in a messaging system from a user, wherein the content includes objects; matching one or more objects of the message content to socially provided context information, which the socially provided context information is information relevant to an object obtained from a social network to which the user belongs; and displaying the socially provided context information with the message content for a recipient user to receive.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Social networking relationships processing method, system, and storage medium

A social networking relationships processing method includes: accessing a first forward-relationships set corresponding to a user identification of a first user in multiple data centers; obtaining an inverted-reverse-relationships set corresponding to the user identification of the first user; determining whether a difference between the first forward-relationships set of the first user and the inverted-reverse-relationship set corresponding to the user identification exists; in response to determining that the difference between the forward-relationships set and the inverted-reverse-relationships set exits, identifying a second user that causes the difference; respectively accessing first relationship information of the first user and second relationship information of the second user stored in associated data centers; and updating at least one of the first forward-relationships set of the first user or a second reverse-relationships set of the second user according to the relationship information of the first user and the second user from the associated data centers.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Systems and methods for pacing page recommendations

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a plurality of candidate entities for recommendation to a user of a social networking system based on candidate criteria. A recommendation pace rating is determined for each of the plurality of candidate entities based on historical recommendation data.
Facebook, Inc.

Audience expansion for online social network content

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which may be used in conjunction with a campaign for distributing content to users of the social network. Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a number of advantages over conventional systems for content distribution, including a simplified targeting process and increased reach (i.e.
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing companies for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize company keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for information exchange mechanisms for powered cards and devices

A card, or other device (e.g., a mobile telephonic device), may provide transaction, feature information, and/or any other type of information to a merchant terminal based upon check-in options that may be selected by the user on the card. A routing server may receive transaction information, feature information, merchant related information, cardholder information and/or any other type of information and provide the information to networked entities.
Dynamics Inc.

Online and offline systems for job applicant assessment

A system and method includes obtaining, from a database, member characteristics of a member of an online social networking system, obtaining, from the database, job characteristics of a job posted to the online social networking system, and determining, characteristic scores including, for each member characteristic, a characteristic score based on a relationship between the member characteristic and an associated one of the job characteristics. A processor combines the characteristic scores to obtain an aggregate job score, combines a subset of the characteristic scores to obtain a category score, obtains, from the database, aggregate job scores and category scores associated with the job from other members of the online social networking system, and determines an aggregate rank of the aggregate job score in relation to the aggregate job scores and a category rank of the category score in relation to the category scores..
Linkedin Corporation

Multi-variable assessment systems and methods that evaluate and predict entrepreneurial behavior

Multi-variable assessment systems and methods that evaluate and predict entrepreneurial behavior are provided herein. Methods include obtaining entrepreneur data related to personal skills data, business history data, and social network data for the entrepreneur across a plurality of network modalities, the plurality of network modalities including social networks, phone records, and message records, determining business event information for business events identified between the entrepreneur and contacts of the entrepreneur found in the entrepreneur data, and performing a dynamic measurement of engagement between the entrepreneur and the contacts by looking for contacts between the entrepreneur and the contacts that cross the plurality of network modalities, wherein the dynamic measurement includes an entrepreneur score for the entrepreneur.
Kountable, Inc.

Per-article personalized models for recommending content email digests with personalized candidate article pools

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a personalized article engine that generates respective prediction models for each article in a plurality of candidate articles in a social network system. The personalized.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for recommending pages

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can generate layered training data for determining embeddings for entities that are accessible through the social networking system, wherein the layered training data includes layers of data that are organized by a hierarchy, and wherein each layer of data corresponds to entities of a same type. A respective embedding for each entity in a set of entities can be determined, wherein the embeddings are trained iteratively using each layer of data in the layered training data.
Facebook, Inc.

Intelligent candidate generation for large-scale link recommendation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a candidate engine. The candidate engine generates a key(s) based on respective shared attributes between first profile data of a first member account and second profile data of a second member account in a social network service, the candidate engine assembles, according to encoded rules of a prediction model, feature vector data for each key.
Linkedln Corporation

Per-article personalized model feature transmormation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a fast ranker engine that identifies global model features present in an article in a social network service. The fast ranker engine assembles respective fixed vectors based on at least one member account feature and each coefficient that corresponds to a present global article feature of the global model.
Linkedin Corporation

Systems and methods for recommending content items

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a respective latent representation for each entity in a set of entities that are accessible through the social networking system, wherein a latent representation for an entity is determined based at least in part on a topic model associated with the entity, each latent representation for an entity having a lower dimensionality than a topic model of the entity. One or more candidate entities that are related to a first entity can be determined based at least in part on the respective latent representations for the candidate entities and the first entity.
Facebook, Inc.

System and identity and reputation score based on transaction history

Techniques for electronic signature process management are described. Some embodiments provide an electronic signature service (“ess”) configured to manage electronic identity cards.
Docusign, Inc.

User status update suggestions

In one embodiment, a method includes, for each of several first users of an online social network, accessing a social graph maintained by an online social-networking system, the social graph comprising nodes and edges. The method further includes generating a suggestion to post a user status update comprising content related to an event.
Facebook, Inc.

Prioritizing locations for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize location keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedin Corporation

Measuring member value in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a count of actions associated with a member of a social network, wherein the count comprises a set of action types and a number of actions associated with the member for each of the action types.
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing keywords for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps).
Linkedin Corporation

Prioritizing people search results

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize people search results based on respective priority scores of the associated keywords used as search terms.
Linkedln Corporation

Confusion reduction in an online social network

Confusion reduction in an online social network. A method identifies elements in social media message content, determines, based on the identified elements, a plurality of candidate audiences to which the social media message content is potentially targeted, indicates, to a user, the plurality of candidate audiences and suggested additional elements to apply to the social media message content to tailor the social media message content to a target audience of the plurality of candidate audiences, and modifies the social media message content with one or more additional elements of the suggested additional elements, the modifying adding the one or more additional elements to the social media message content and targeting the social media message content to the target audience..
International Business Machines Corporation

Customized keyword query suggestions on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes accessing multiple posts of an online social network, each post being associated with a first entity of the online social network. The method also includes generating multiple candidate keywords by extracting one or more n-grams from content of the accessed posts and calculating a rank for each candidate keyword.
Facebook, Inc.

Classifying search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query inputted by a first user, wherein the search query comprises one or more n-grams; calculating a needle-confidence score for the search query that is calculated by a needle-intent classifier based on at least the n-grams of the search query and a language model analysis of the n-grams, and wherein the needle-confidence score represents a probability that the search query was intended as a needle search; classifying the search query as a needle search if the calculated needle-confidence score is above a threshold confidence score; and generating a plurality of search-result modules, each search-result module comprising one or more search results matching the search query, wherein one of the search-result modules is a social module, and wherein the number of search results in the social module is based on the classification of the search query as a needle search.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Structured data in a business networking feed

Disclosed are database systems, methods, systems, and computer program products for providing tabular data in a social network feed. In some implementations, a server of a database system stores, in a database, social network feed data comprising a plurality of feed items as data objects.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

End-to-end caching of secure content via trusted elements

The present disclosure relates to caching content at a device in a group of co-located devices whose owners share social network connections. In one embodiment, a method generally includes electing the device as a leader device based, at least in part, on shared social network connections associated with owners of each device in the group.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for presenting user interaction information

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of information presentation rules, and receive a user interaction with a social network content post. User interaction information is displayed on a user interface for a current user based on the user interaction and the set of information presentation rules..
Facebook, Inc.

Virtual reality system including social graph

The disclosure includes a system and method for receiving viewing data that describes a location of a first user's gaze while viewing virtual reality content. The method also determining an object of interest in the virtual reality content based on the location of the first user's gaze.
Jaunt Inc.

Power management of mobile clients using location-based services

In one embodiment, a mobile-client system may store location history data during a first time period in its memory, where the location history data comprises a plurality of geographic locations during the first time period and one or more time stamps corresponding to each of the geographic locations. The mobile-client system may detect whether it has a current network connection to an online social network.
Facebook, Inc.

Guest management in an online multi-player virtual reality game

A guest management method and system for an online multi-player virtual reality environment or social networking site. A network interface receives guest access requests from guest clients and input data from a plurality of remotely-located clients.

Dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems

The dynamic payment optimization apparatuses, methods and systems (“dpo”) transform requests for on-demand and flexible monetization and related services via dpo components into currency transfers, purchase receipt notifications, social networking communications and transaction analytics reports. In some embodiments, the dpo obtains a user product purchase request for a user engaged in an online experience at a point of sale device.
Playspan Inc.

Implicit contacts in an online social network

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, a request for a user-list including one or more second users of the online social network. The method includes calculating, for each of the second users, a contact-score between the first user and the second user based on social interactions and non-social interactions between the users.
Facebook, Inc.

Availability-based video presentation management

Disclosed aspects relate to availability-based video presentation management using a social networking environment. A user request for a provision of a set of contents is received from a user of the social networking environment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods to present messages in location-based social networking communities

Systems and methods to let users connect authentically with new people anywhere nearby in homes, offices, classrooms, dorms, bars, etc., where the users can be who they really are, and also say what they want without fear, using periodic anonymized posting of expiring content from an otherwise attributed user profile. Users put out a broadcast message and get back personal communications.
Erodr, Inc.

Automated connection of electronic messaging and social networking services method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between electronic mail services and other services, such as social networking service and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems.
Yahoo! Inc.

Proximity-based communication

Approaches presented herein enable determining whether to allow a communication to a recipient using a communication device based on one or more classifications of nearby individuals. Specifically, location awareness technology is leveraged to identify individuals near an intended recipient of a communication.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social networking with assistive technology device

An approach is provided that assists visually impaired users. The approach analyzes a document that is being utilized by the visually impaired user.
International Business Machines Corporation

Illuminated signal device and speed detector for audio/video recording and communication devices

Illuminated signal devices and speed detectors for audio/video (a/v) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an illuminated signal device for providing a warning message of a passing vehicle is provided, the device comprising a speed detecting module, a communication module, and a processing module operatively connected to the speed detecting module and the communication module, the processing module comprising a processor, and a speed detecting application, wherein the speed detecting application configures the processor to detect motion of the passing vehicle using the speed detecting module, obtain speed data of the passing vehicle using the speed detecting module, and transmit the obtained speed data to a backend server, using the communication module, for providing the warning message of the passing vehicle to at least one social network..
Bot Home Automation, Inc.

Methods and systems for social network based content recommendations

Systems and methods are presented for generating recommendations using multi-level social network analysis of user behavior. In some embodiments, the system receives a set of user interactions, from a plurality of users, performed on a set of data objects; generates a set of associations between the set of data objects; and identifies a set of data object clusters indicative of the set of associations.
Ebay Inc.

Adaptable relevance techniques for social activity streams

A social networking activity reporting system (“snars”) and techniques are used for notifying a user of a client-side electronic device about updates (“activity items,” or “ais”) from the user's social network. A relevance formula, which includes at least one time-dependent portion and at least one time-independent portion, is used to calculate a relevance score for an ai.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

App social network of linket and deep link users

A registry stores data about linkets. A linket has data about users who use it to interact with the linket owner via an app or bot.

Title extraction using natural language processing

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting a title for a post of a social network. A method includes operations for identifying a word weight for each word in a corpus based on the relevance of each word, receiving a document that includes several sentences, and assigning to each word in the sentences a tag indicative of a part of speech.
Linkedln Corporation

Presenting interactions with content on a social networking system in real time through icons

Interactions with content on a social networking system are presented in real time using icons. Content items are presented to users of the social networking system by the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Method, server and terminal for information interaction

It is provided a method performed at a terminal for information interaction including the following steps: detecting current position and direction information of the terminal when the terminal shoots a scene image; determining an information search range of the terminal according to an image capture ability of the terminal; sending the current position and direction information and the information search range of the terminal to a server, wherein the server is configured to return, among a plurality of social information items published by one or more terminals on a social network platform, an information collection within the information search range and satisfying the position and direction information of the terminal; obtaining the scene image using the terminal; and displaying the information collection returned by the server along with the scene image.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Avatar-based communications launching system

In one embodiment, a social networking system automatically establish a connection to a target user by selecting an avatar representing the target user, and establishing a connection by a communication channel based on current context and one or more rules configured by the target user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Geo-locating individuals based on a derived social network

Techniques for determining a location of a user based on locations of other users. First user location information and second user location information is received.
Axon Vibe Ag

Intelligently splitting text in messages posted on social media website to be more readable and understandable for user

A method, system and computer program product for improving readability and understandability in messages posted on a social media website. The messages posted on a social media website, such as the user's social networking feed, are scanned.
International Business Machines Corporation

Presenting contacts to a social networking system user based on user interactions with additional users and with groups

A social networking system selects a set of contacts for presentation to a user of the social networking system. A contact is an additional user or a group of users maintained by the social networking system.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for digital video journaling

The invention includes systems and methods of digital video journaling for promoting more meaningful interactions on online social networks. By introducing elements of offline communication including body language, eye contact, and voice tone and inflection, into online communications, the digital journaling platform provides a new social network communication experience.
Jurni Inc.

Social message promotion enhancement

An approach is provided for promoting user-generated content in a social network message list. An intent of a first user of a social networking service to perform an action related to goals of an advertising campaign is identified.
International Business Machines Corporation

Leveraging hashtags to dynamically scope a target audience for a social network message

A method for identifying a plurality of recipients of a social media correspondence is provided. The method may include receiving a correspondence from a user on a social media network that utilizes a hashtag.
International Business Machines Corporation

Real-time alerting system

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a sales lead engine that links external data to social network data from a social network service. The sales lead engine determines the external data and the social network data satisfy a sales lead criterion.
Linkedin Corporation

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system selects a set of (connected profile, job posting) pairs for presentation to a member of the on-line social network system who is an employee of a particular target organization, based on each pair's respective presentation score.
Linkedin Corporation

Precise real time marketing of a product

An approach is provided for marketing a product in real time. A presence of a social contact in a physical store is determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and mobile social networking within a target area

A system and method for mobile social networking within a target area are provided. The method provides for mobile social networking.
Capital One Financial Corporation

Dynamic enforcement of privacy settings by a social networking system on information shared with an external system

An external system (such as a website) that interacts with users communicates with a social networking system to access information about the users, who may also be users of the social networking system. If a privacy setting is changed in the social networking system, and the change applies to information that has been shared with an external system, the change is enforced at the external system.
Facebook, Inc.

Computerized methods for location-based social networking

The disclosure concerns a method for location-based social networking, wherein, by way of a software program, a first actor within a social network is electronically invited by a second actor within the social network to unlock and access a media file being stored on an internet server; the media file being associated with a geographical position defined by the second actor. The media file is locked and inaccessible to the first actor unless the first actor is located within a pre-defined proximity of the geographical position associated with the media file.

Photo check-in method, apparatus, and system

Method and device of sharing photos includes: receiving, from a mobile device, a first location of a first photo, a second location of a second photo, and a current location of the mobile device; sending, to the mobile device, a plurality of points of interest selected in accordance with their proximity to the first location, the second location, and the current location, respectively; receiving a first check-in location for the first photo and a second check-in location for the second photo selected from the plurality of points of interest; determining a granularity level at which an encompassing location comprises the first check-in location corresponding to the first photo and the second check-in location corresponding to the second photo; determining the encompassing location; and causing the encompassing location to be shared among users of the social network platform in association with the first photo and the second photo.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Transformation of a content file into a content-centric social network

A method and a file networking system (fns) transform a content file into a content-centric social network with managed connectivity and indexable touchpoints. The fns injects a tracking code with widgets for user activities into each portable copy of the content file when user devices request access to the content file before distributing the portable copies to the user devices through a network.
Tnq Books And Journals Private Limited

Social network image filtering

Technical solutions are described automatically filtering user images being uploaded to a social network. An example computer-implemented method includes detecting an image file, which contains an image of a user, being uploaded to the social network server.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for directing messages based on social data

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a request to send a message from a sender to a recipient. It can be determined that the sender and the recipient have at least a specified number of degrees of separation within a social network.
Facebook, Inc.

Color name generation from images and color palettes

Systems and methods are provided for generating color names for colors corresponding to images and/or palettes. A color image is obtained, and one or more color palettes corresponding to the color image are identified.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Dynamic status update for offline user

One embodiment provides a method including: utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: obtaining a user's status update posted on a social networking site; analyzing the status update to obtain at least one element of travel information of a travel plan included within the status update, wherein the travel information comprises the elements of: a starting location, an ending location, and a mode of transportation; predicting elements missing from the travel information, the missing elements comprising travel information not included in the status update, wherein the predicting comprises analyzing a secondary information source for the missing elements and wherein the predicting comprises assigning a confidence score to the prediction; and providing a dynamic travel update identifying travel progress of the user, compared to the travel plan based upon the obtained at least one element and the predicted missing elements, wherein the dynamic travel update comprises the obtained at least one element and a predicted missing element having a highest confidence score. Other aspects are described and claimed..
International Business Machines Corporation

Social network data processing and profiling

A social network data processing and profiling system generates a customer profile from customer attributes and information regarding the customer's social network profiles on a plurality of virtual social networks. The social network data regarding the customer is received from the plurality of virtual social networks.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Central trusted electronic commerce platform that leverages social media services

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for integrating e-commerce capabilities with social media services using a central trusted service are disclosed. A client application executable on a client device interacts with a central trusted e-commerce/social media service executing on one or more servers.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and sharing content on third-party mobile applications

Methods and systems are provided for allowing users to recommend advertisements displayed in a third-party application running on a user device while not granting the third-party application privileges to send such recommendations on behalf of the user. A social network application installed on the user device, and separate from the third-party application, acts as a proxy for advertisement recommendation requests (e.g., indications that a user wishes to recommend an advertisement displayed), and a user is required to confirm all such recommendation actions.
Google Llc

System and improving marketing services in a social networking environment

A system and method for improving marketing services in a social networking environment are provided. A processor creates and stores data record sections from input data, each having associated metadata associating them with at least one community and at least one associated data record section.

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system accesses a member profile representing an employee of a certain company.
Linkedin Corporation

Method and system for analysis of user data based on social network connections

A method for analyzing user data based on social network connections includes: storing a plurality of association profiles, each profile including a name, demographic labels, and, for each demographic label, an associated demographic value; receiving user data related to a user of a social network including a provided name for a plurality of connected users; identifying, for each provided name, a related association profile where the included name corresponds to the respective provided name; aggregating, for each demographic label, the associated demographic value included in each of the identified related association profiles to obtain, for each demographic label, demographic metrics; and storing, in the user database, a user profile, that includes each demographic label and associated one or more demographic metrics.. .
Mogimo, Inc.

Systems and methods for providing feed preference surveys in a social networking system

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to select a first content item and a second content item to display to each user of a plurality of users in pairwise comparison in a survey associated with a content feed of the user. A selection by each user of the plurality of users of one of the first content item and the second content item can be obtained via a user interface.
Facebook, Inc.

Client-side caching of search keywords for online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a text query inputted by a first user of an online social network, the text query including one or more n-grams. The method also includes identifying a first set of candidate keywords from multiple keywords stored on a local cache of a client system, each keyword being extracted from a source of multiple sources associated with the online social network, where each candidate keyword in the first set matches one or more n-grams of the text query and calculating a rank for each of the identified candidate keywords based at least in part on the source associated with the candidate keyword.
Facebook, Inc.

Suggesting filters for search on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query from a client system of a first user; parsing the search query into n-grams, and calculating confidence-scores for entities in a set of query-analysis-entities based on the n-grams, each confidence-score representing a probability that one or more of the n-grams are intended to reference a respective entity; determining a set of search results matching the search query, and calculating entity-frequencies corresponding to entities in a set of results-analysis-entities based on a histogram analysis of the set of search results; calculating a filter-score entities in a set of prospective-entities, which includes entities from the set of query-analysis-entities and the set of results-analysis-entities, based on the respective confidence-score and entity-frequency; and sending, to the client system, suggested filters corresponding to entities having a filter-score greater than a threshold filter-score, the suggested filters being selectable to modify the set of search results.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Collaboration system to share tailored information with social networks

Techniques are disclosed for distributing online content (e.g., news articles, blog posts, and the like) to a social media provider at a point in time determined based on topic maturity. One or more metrics are obtained from each of a plurality of social media providers.
International Business Machines Corporation

Shareability score

System and methods for generating a shareability score in accordance with some example embodiments are disclosed. A social networking system receives a request to generate a shareability score for a list of content items for an organization.
Linkedin Corporation

Individual data sharing across a social network

Facial image data of an individual is collected of the individual to provide mental state data using a first web-enabled computing device. The mental state data is analyzed to produce mental state information using a second web-enabled computing device.
Affectiva, Inc.

Media echoing and social networking device and method

A method and apparatus for echoing media via a mobile device are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the method can include displaying automatically to a user, on the mobile device, a list of one or more respective identifiers of one or more other users experiencing respective media within a selectable geographic area.

Travel recommendations on online social networks

In one embodiment, a social-networking system may receive, from a client system of a first user of the online social network, an indication that the first user is accessing a travel-recommendation interface, receive an indication of a first geographic location, and identify one or more second geographic locations within a threshold distance from the first geographic location, the one or more second geographic locations being determined based on a travel-recommendation model associated with the first user. The social-networking system may generate one or more travel recommendations comprising at least one of the identified one or more second geographic locations, and send, to the client system of the first user, instructions for presenting the travel-recommendation interface, wherein the travel-recommendation interface comprises a map labeling one or more of the second geographic locations representing the travel recommendations..
Facebook, Inc.

Identifying members that increase engagement

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for identifying members that increase engagement at an online social network. In one example, a method includes retrieving network connectivity and member interaction data for members of an online social networking service that includes a plurality of explicit social networks, building statistical correlations between properties of the respective explicit social networks and interactions between members of the respective explicit social networks, and ranking a set of potential new members for one of the explicit social networks according to the statistical correlations and a statistical likelihood that the new members will increase member interactions with the explicit social network..
Linkedln Corporation

Posting the same response for duplicated content

A first instance of a response, generated by a user, posted in a first social networking service can be detected. The first instance of the response can respond to a first instance of content shared with the user in the first social networking service.
International Business Machines Corporation

Social network account assisted service registration

Examples involve a control device using a social networking service to facilitate registration of a streaming media service with a media playback system. An example implementation receives (i) data indicating login credentials for a given account of a social networking service, and (ii) input data to configure streaming media services with a media playback system.
Sonos, Inc.

Selecting applications for message handling

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for selecting an application to handle a message. In one example, a method includes receiving a first message from a first member of an online social networking service using a first computing device, the first message addressed to a second member of the online social networking service, determining which application the first member used to generate the first message, receiving a second message from the second member, the second message being a reply message to the first message, and transmitting the second message to the first computing device that includes an instruction that the determined application is to handle the second message..
Linkedin Corporation

Resource management of social network applications

Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures.
Facebook, Inc.

Methods and systems for benchmarking web browser performance

The disclosure is directed to a benchmarking system for measuring performance of a client-side application, e.g., a web browser, in processing an application, e.g., rendering a web page of a social networking application. The benchmarking process is executed in multiple modes, e.g., a record mode and a replay mode.
Facebook, Inc.

Applying user-specified permissions to distribution of content items to social networking system users

A social networking system user identifies one or more social networking system users authorized to present content items to the user via the social networking system (“authorized users”). When an additional user requests presentation of a content item to the user, the social networking system determines if the additional user is an authorized user.
Facebook, Inc.

Event notification

A method, and associated computer system and computer program product, for notifying users of events. A notification server that includes a computer receives a notification rule.
International Business Machines Corporation

Identification by sound data

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to identify an individual. In some examples, a microphone may receive sound data such as sound that may be present in a mall.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Method and computer system for performing audio search on a social networking platform

Methods and computer systems for audio search on a social networking platform are disclosed. While running a social networking application, a computer system receives a first audio input from a user of the computer system and then generates a first audio confusion network from the first audio input.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Systems and methods for content interaction

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a creative tools interface that includes one or more options for visually modifying at least one media content item to be posted through a social networking system. At least one visual modification is applied to the media content item in response to a user selection of one or more of the options.
Facebook, Inc.

Resource transfer system and method

A method is provided. The method includes: displaying media information which is shared by a social networking service (sns) platform and released by a second client; displaying an entrance for giving free resources provided by the sns platform; and in response to an operation for giving free resources triggered through the entrance, sending an instruction for giving free resources for the media information to the sns platform which transfers a given-free resource from an account of the first client to an account of the second client according to the instruction..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Methods and systems for connecting users of social media networks through a network application using short range wireless communications

Transforming short range wireless communications interactions into relevant links between nodes in a social graph or other database linking a person or object to other people, objects, locations, events, or content. The inferred links are based upon the proximity, frequency, duration, location, timing, degree, clustering, attributes, or assigned importance of the wireless communications interactions.

Social network transaction processing system

A system for transferring funds using social network connections. The system sends application programming interface (api) requests to social networks to obtain “friend” information and create accounts into which funds are deposited and which may be retrieved by recipients via hyperlinks in messages provided through social networks.
Dwolla, Inc.

Purchase including push transmission from purchaser to future purchaser

A system and method are provided for encouraging online shoppers to share online purchase transactions. Included are online advertisements or offers at the point of checkout.

Competitor trend-based social content ideation

Systems and methods provide for generating publication pitches based on social trends identified on social networks. Pieces of social data associated with one or more competitor assets are obtained.
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Image processing, classification, and trend analysis selfie-enabled product promotion

An image processing, classification, and trend analysis system for selfie-enabled product promotion includes a selfie promotion server, including a product storage, a selfie promotion storage, a social network manager, a selfie promotion manager, a reward manager, and an image rating classifier that trains an image rating classification function; and a selfie promotion device, including a promotion designer, a product selector, a selfie capture component, a social network controller, and an image rating tester, such that the selfie promotion device allows a user to capture a selfie, in the form of a self-portrait picture, and create a selfie promotion campaign, including the selfie associated with a product, such that the selfie promotion server posts the selfie promotion campaign on a social network. Also disclosed is a method for selfie-enabled product promotion, including selecting a product, capturing selfie, promoting selfie, selling product, and calculating image rating classification function..

Techniques for presenting a contextual contact list

Described herein is a contextual contact recommendation or suggestion service and system. The service, which, in some embodiments, is integrated with a social networking service and/or an instant messaging service, takes as input a first parameter that identifies a member of the social networking service, and a second parameter that defines a context (e.g., a web page that is being viewed by the member.
Linkedln Corporation

System and method to generate queries for a business database

A method and system are provided for analyzing data in an online professional social network to identify and rank organizations with regard to providing professional services. A graph structure provides an efficient structure for accessing and processing data about service providers.
0934781 B.c. Ltd

Capturing and managing knowledge from social networking interactions

Presenting a marking element in a social networking interaction where the marking element includes a question specifier and an answer specifier, creating a knowledge element in response to a user activating the marking element on the social networking interaction or a portion thereof, and presenting a knowledge element indicator in the social networking interaction.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Feedback-based recommendation of member attributes in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for improving use of a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of member features associated with a member of a social network and a set of attribute features associated with a set of member attributes.
Linkedin Corporation

Feedback-based standardization of member attributes in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for improving use of a social network. During operation, the system obtains user feedback associated with recommending a set of member attributes as profile edits to a set of members in a social network.
Linkedin Corporation

Correlating anomalies in operational metrics with software deployments

A machine may be configured to determine correlations between anomalies in operational metrics and software deployments. For example, the machine, based on an anomaly pertaining to the running of the service, accesses an operational metric associated with a service running on a social networking service (sns).
Linkedln Corporation

Voice commands for online social networking systems

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user of an online social network, voice input of the first user; receiving, from the client system, information indicating a current geo-location of the first user; parsing the voice input to identify one or more commands in the voice input; determining a data object of the online social network corresponding to the current geo-location of the first user and a command of the one or more commands associated with the current geo-location of the first user; and executing the command associated with the current geo-location of the first user on the online social network, wherein the executed command operates on the data object corresponding to the current geo-location of the first user.. .
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for content interaction

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can provide a creative tools interface that includes one or more options for visually modifying at least one media content item to be posted through a social networking system. At least one visual modification is applied to the media content item in response to a user selection of one or more of the options.
Facebook, Inc.

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like.
Nike, Inc.

Method and referencing, filtering, and combining content

A method and system for annotating playable media files in a social network having a plurality of members, for displaying information associated with the playable media tiles, and for marking a portion of interest in the playable media files is disclosed herein.. .

Picture combining method, terminal, and picture combining system

A method for creating a collage among members of a chat group of a social networking application is performed at a terminal, comprising: generating a first collage using a user-selected collage template after receiving a user-selected picture for a predefined location in the user-selected collage template; generating a configuration file used for describing the first collage; and submitting the first collage and the configuration file to the social networking application, wherein the social networking application is configured to forward the first collage and the configuration file to another member of the chat group when there are one or more blank sections in the first collage and the other member of the chat group is configured to update the first collage by adding at least one picture to one of the one or more blank sections until there is no blank section in the first collage.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Social network privacy auditor

A privacy auditor determines discrepancies between user privacy settings in a social network and installed applications. The privacy auditor can employ a privacy determinator that tests an installed application on various privacy levels to determine actual privacy settings of the installed application.
Thomson Licensing

Applying user-specified permissions to distribution of content items to social networking system users

A social networking system user identifies one or more social networking system users authorized to present content items to the user via the social networking system (“authorized users”). When an additional user requests presentation of a content item to the user, the social networking system determines if the additional user is an authorized user.
Facebook, Inc.

Evaluating an impact of a user's content utilized in a social network

A method, system and computer program product for evaluating an impact of a user's content utilized in a social network. Content in a document (e.g., a presentation) that has been posted on a social network environment is detected as being reused by another user in another document.
International Business Machines Corporation

Online dating and social networking system

The present invention provides an online dating and social networking system for identifying compatible users to other users. The system comprises a network of users, wherein each user must complete a user profile to be searchable and contactable by other users in the system.
Herekittykitty Llc

Crowd-sourced cloud computing in a multiple resource provider environment

A crowd-sourced cloud environment allows for, and benefits from, modes of interaction between among the service providers (including the “resource providers” and the “cloud provider”) and consumers (also referred to herein as “tenants”) that are not practiced in a dc-centric cloud environment—specifically, the use of internet-based social networking technology and internet-based online marketplace technology to facilitate resource pooling and interaction between crowd-sourced cloud resource providers, the cloud provider, and crowd-sourced cloud consumers.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Event spectator connection tool

An event spectator connection tool is a multiprocessor distributed computing system. A memory stores computer instructions that direct processors to maintain a social network database storing records associated with spectators and event hosts.
Fanwide Technologies Inc.

Systems and methods for trigger-based modification of privacy settings associated with posts

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a post to be published via a social networking system. A privacy schedule for modifying a privacy setting associated with the post can be determined.
Facebook, Inc.

Electronic delivery of information in personalized medicine

According to an aspect of an embodiment, a social network system for electronic delivery of information in personalized health care, may include capturing one or more data streams where each of the data streams relates to health care of a patient. The system may further include integrating the data streams to generate integrated diagnostic data and analyzing the integrated diagnostic data to generate analyzed diagnostic data.
I2dx, Inc.

Conforming distributed posts to reflect social networking web site environments and audiences

A method, system, and computer program product for conforming text posted on a social networking web site for posting on another social networking web site. The method includes receiving text input by a user for posting on a first social networking web site.
Dummen Group B.v.

Mobile device with applications that use a common place card to display data relating to a location

Some embodiments provide a mobile computing device that includes a number of applications having a common display area to display data relating to a location. In some embodiments, the common display area is a unified display area to display different types of data.
Apple Inc.

Generating viewer affinity score in an on-line social network

A relevance model is used to process an inventory of updates for a member of an on-line social network in order to select a subset of updates for presentation to the member. One of the features used as input to the relevance model is viewer affinity.
Linkedin Corporation

Deep linking to media-player devices

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at an interface of a client system of a user of an online social network, a user input selecting a deep link. The deep link may include instructions for accessing a media-content item via a media-player device.
Facebook, Inc.

Techniques for managing groups on a mobile platform

Techniques for managing groups on a mobile platform, comprising a mobile groups application. The mobile groups application including a groups management component to manage at least one group for a corresponding social networking application of a social networking system; and a groups rendering component to render a groups user interface (ui) view comprising at least one selectable group user interface element representative of the at least one group, the at least one selectable group ui element comprising a first selectable group ui element, wherein the first selectable group ui element is representative of a first group of the at least one group and the first group comprises at least one group member..
Facebook, Inc.

Content notification on online social networks for media-player devices

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a first client system of a first user of the online social network, an indication that a media-player device is proximate to the first client system. Content information associated with media-content items may be accessed.
Facebook, Inc.

System and cryptographically provable zero knowledge social networking

A social networking system, computer program product, and methods with a personal avatar executing on a first server node and a zero knowledge arbiter executing on a second server node in a network of the social networking system. The personal avatar communicates social networking system messages in a communication session using a zero knowledge protocol with the zero knowledge arbiter executing on the second server node operating in zero knowledge and using zero knowledge verifiable computing to enforce usage conditions on social networking system messages communicated in a communication session with the zero knowledge arbiter.
International Business Machines Corporation

Crowd-sourced technique for pitch track generation

Digital signal processing and machine learning techniques can be employed in a vocal capture and performance social network to computationally generate vocal pitch tracks from a collection of vocal performances captured against a common temporal baseline such as a backing track or an original performance by a popularizing artist. In this way, crowd-sourced pitch tracks may be generated and distributed for use in subsequent karaoke-style vocal audio captures or other applications.
Smule, Inc.

System and applying predictive social scoring to perform focused risk assessment

A system and method for determining a risk score for a target subject using social media is provided. A potential subject is identified and publicly available online content relating to the subject, such as information from social networking websites, blogs, and other social media, is collected and verified.

Information spread in social networks through scheduling seeding methods

A method for information spread in one or more social networks, the method may include receiving or generating social network information that represents members of the one or more social networks and links between the members; repeating, for each point in time out of multiple points in time, the steps of: determining, in response to budget constraints and current statuses of the members, and the current influence vectors of the members social circle, at least one target member that is non-infected during the point of time and should be infected before the next point in time, to provide an increase in the final number of infected members; wherein the statuses of the members comprises (i) infected and infectious, (ii) non-infected and (iii) infected and non-infectious; and sending, at a cost, the information to the at least one target member, before the next point in time.. .
Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

Event detection and management system

Systems and methods for management of data files using a plurality of interconnected operations associated with a plurality of roles are provided. A method involves receiving, from a user terminal, a request to access a portion of the plurality of interconnected operations corresponding to one of the plurality of roles, obtaining a human representation of the portion, and transmitting the human representation to the user terminal for display thereon.

Landmark recommendation method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium integrated with life behavior analysis and social network

A landmark recommendation method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium integrated with life behavior analysis and social network. The aforementioned method analyzes device time information and device location information of a user device operated by a user so as to provide life behavior information related to the user, analyzes the life behavior information so as to provide a user preference value, weights a plurality of landmarks located in an inquiring landmark area according to the user preference value and a social recommendation value, and then selects a recommendation list from the landmark which meets a threshold value..
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

Network access method, apparatus, and system

The present disclosure discloses a network access method performed at a computer server in connection with a social networking platform, comprising: receiving a network access request from a first social networking account at a first terminal to a second social networking account at a second terminal, the network access request for accessing a wireless network bound to the second social networking account, the first and second social networking account both being associated with the social networking platform; forwarding the network access request to the second social networking account, the network access request including the first social networking account and an identifier of the wireless network; receiving a feedback instruction sent by the second social networking account; and sending authorization information of the wireless network to the first social networking account when the feedback instruction is an access authorization instruction, the authorization information including verification information used for accessing the wireless network.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Events discovery context

In one embodiment, a method includes identifying one or more social network events that satisfy a query condition in a social-networking system, determining an event score for each of the identified events, where the event score is based on one or more signals that are each related to a first interaction between a target user and the social-networking system, and the first interaction associates the target user with the identified event, and presenting one or more of the identified events to the target user in an order based on the event score of each identified event. The interaction may establish an association between the target user and an entity associated with the event..
Facebook, Inc.

Event information push method, event information push apparatus, and storage medium

The present disclosure provides an event information push method performed at a computer system, the method including: collecting network messages from a social networking platform; performing aggregation on the network messages, to obtain corresponding event information; obtaining, for each piece of event information, one or more attributes from the corresponding category of network messages; obtaining, from an event information and user database, a user group corresponding to the one or more attributes of each piece of event information; and pushing each piece of event information to a user in the user group corresponding to the event information.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Cross platform social networking authentication system

Disclosed in one example is a method of authenticating with multiple social network services. The method may include storing first authentication information associated with a user for a first social networking service using at least one computer processor, receiving second authentication information associated with the user for a second social networking service from a social networking application, and sending to the social networking application the first authentication information.
Zynga Inc.

Account adding method, terminal, server, and computer storage medium

An account adding method is performed by a social networking application running at a mobile terminal when communicating with a second terminal (e.g., using a chat session). The method includes: recording voice information from the second terminal using the social networking application; extracting character string information and voiceprint information from the voice information; sending the character string information and the voiceprint information to a server; receiving an account that matches the character string information and the voiceprint information and that is sent by the server; and adding the account to a contact list of the social networking application.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Information exchange system, method, and apparatus

A method for supporting hospital visits on a social network platform includes: detecting a user input for registering a visit at a hospital using a social network client application of the social network platform; in response to detecting the user input: obtaining a registration number for the visit, wherein the registration number indicates an ordinal position of the user in a hospital queue of multiple visitors to the hospital; and displaying a group chat interface for a group conversation including a social network identity of the user and a public social network identity of the hospital; and displaying a payment request for the visit in the group chat interface.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Methods and targeting communications using social network metrics

A method for a computer system includes receiving a first user communication, determining a first group of users, determining a target number of users, determining whether the first group of users includes the target number of users, and if not, providing the communication to the first group of users, determining a hierarchal mapping of groups of users in response to user memberships, determining a second group of users from the hierarchal mapping, determining a plurality of social network relationship factors for the second group of users with respect to the first user, and providing the communication to at least a subset of users in the second group of users in response to the first plurality of social network relationship factors.. .
Linkedin Corporation

System and conversation discovery

Embodiments of a system and method for sharing content across a social network can include: receiving content (e.g., a content update) for a content channel (e.g., at a channel node of a set of remote channel nodes); assigning a content identifier to the content; transmitting the content with the content identifier to a user account associated with the content channel; and modifying the content channel with the content based on the content identifier.. .
Post Social, Inc.

Interaction system and method, client, and background server

A method, including: at a client terminal of a user of a social network platform: displaying a first network resource published by a first resource publisher; displaying a resource rewarding affordance in association with the first network resource or an identifier of the first resource publisher; detecting user selection of the resource rewarding affordance; and in accordance with a determination that the resource rewarding affordance has been selected while the resource rewarding affordance is displayed in association with the first network resource or the identifier of the first resource publisher, initiating a resource rewarding operation to reward the first resource publisher on the social network platform, wherein the resource rewarding operation transfers reward goods from a social network account of the user to a social network account of the first resource publisher on the social network platform.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Multi-thread auctions

Users using different messaging webservices or social network platforms can participate in an auction managed by a multi-thread auction system. Users on a first platform may bid on the auction through a message thread configured for the first platform, and users on a second platform may bid on the auction through a message thread configured for the second platform.
Ebay Inc.

Automated schedule systems and methods

Automated matching, notification, and acceptance/rejection of appointment or opening in a calendar/schedule via network-based systems and methods, including application over social networks and website based connection between users and service providers. Notifications include offers of rewards and/or incentives, which are in the form of discounts, promotions, and/or a currency such as a cryptocurrency..

Sentiment polarity for users of a social networking system

A social networking system infers a sentiment polarity of a user toward content of a page. The sentiment polarity of the user is inferred based on received information about an interaction between the user and the page (e.g., like, report, etc.), and may be based on analysis of a topic extracted from text on the page.
Facebook, Inc.

Systems and methods for intent classification of messages in social networking systems

Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media according to certain aspects can receive at least one message sent by a user of a social networking system to a page provided by the social networking system, where the page is associated with an entity. A training data set including a plurality of messages can be determined, and the training data set can indicate an intent classification for each of the plurality of messages.
Facebook, Inc.

Keyboard-based corrections for search queries on online social networks

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving from a first user a text query inputted by the first user using an i/o device associated with the client system, the i/o device including a first keyboard layout. The method also includes identifying one or more physical-proximity phrases corresponding to the text query based at least in part on the first keyboard layout and calculating a confidence score for each of the identified physical-proximity phrases based at least in part on a search history of the first user.
Facebook, Inc.

Social network content prioritization

A method includes receiving one or more social networking updates, identifying update information corresponding to each of the one or more social networking updates, wherein update information includes at least user information, interaction information, and time information, calculating a prioritization score for each of the one or more social networking updates according to the identified update information, prioritizing the one or more updates based on the calculated prioritization scores, and displaying the one or more updates according to the prioritization. A computer program product and computer system corresponding to the method are also disclosed..
International Business Machines Corporation

Server apparatus, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, image forming control method, and image forming control program

A server apparatus provides a social networking service (sns). The server apparatus stores a specific relation between a terminal apparatus and a printer that are allowed for communication using the sns.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Modular control system

Embodiments are directed towards automatically identifying, configuring, monitoring, controlling, managing, and maintaining a machine, via collection computers in communication with the machine components. The components include id tags that store identification data, such as a component type and a unique identifier.
Miq Llc

Facebook, Inc.

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Organization targeted status updates

A social networking server receives a request from a member of an organization to configure a targeted update for the organization. The targeted update may be intended for a particular group of members of a social network service.
Linkedin Corporation

Method and scheduling broadcasts in social networks

A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium are provided for maximizing consumption of broadcasts by a producer. An example method includes receiving selection of a total number of time slots to use for scheduling broadcasts, and receiving information regarding the producer's followers.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Graphically managing data classification workflows in a social networking system with directed graphs

Various embodiments include a classification platform system. A user can define a classification experiment on the classification platform system.
Facebook, Inc

Broadcast notifications using social networking systems

A method and notification system for notifying broadcast streams to multiple users. A notifier receives, from a broadcaster, a request to notify a broadcast stream to the multiple users.
International Business Machines Corporation

Generating guest suggestions for events in a social networking system

Social networking system users may create events where a group of other users invited to the event meet at a specified time and location. The social networking system suggests users to invite to an event based on a prediction that the users would attend the event if invited.
Facebook, Inc.

Exclusive social network based on consumption of luxury goods

Network node devices that may be embedded into luxury goods are described. These devices may allow luxury goods to offer access to a social networking system that is based upon ownership of luxury goods, and may also be used to verify the authenticity of the luxury goods.

Automatically providing a communication based on location information for a user of a social networking system

Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated gps identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a gps-enabled device.
Facebook, Inc.

Method and establishing chat group

A method including: receiving, from a first terminal, a request for establishing a chat group without receiving an identifier of an existing social network contact; monitoring incoming requests for additional users to join the first chat group; while monitoring, detecting a request from a second terminal to obtain information of other terminals located around the second terminal; in accordance with the request from the second terminal and in accordance with a determination that the second terminal and the first terminal are located within a preset distance, requesting authentication information corresponding to the first chat group; receiving the authentication information from the second terminal, wherein the authentication information is obtained by the second user independently of the server of the social network platform; and in accordance with a determination that the authentication information is correct, establishing the first chat group including the first user and the second user.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Arbitrary badging in a social network

Aspects of invention relate to a system architecture for dynamically generating and deploying badges in a social media platform. The system includes: a computer processor; a badging module executing on the computer processor and configured to enable the computer processor to: receiving, from a badge creator, a badge definition defining a badge; identifying business logic associated with the badge definition; receiving acknowledgement of payment terms associated with delivery of the badge; receiving acknowledgement of a badge services agreement including payment terms between the badge creator and the social media platform; identifying deployment parameters of the badge including delivery time, budget, and demographic information; and deploying the badge to a set of user accounts of the social media platform based on the delivery time, budget, and demographic information, wherein deploying the badge does not require an update of a client application executing on client devices of the set of user accounts..
Quippy, Inc.

Object driven newsfeed

Object driven newsfeeds supporting interest-based social networks aid in the formation of relationships based on similar domains of user interest. A space efficient graphical user interface (gui) enables access to an object driven newsfeed of contextual and relevant information to aid a consumer/user in making buying decisions in an e-commerce environment..
Sears Brands, L.l.c.

Interactive text message advertising system with personalized video content

An interactive text message advertising system is provided. The system is configured to generate a customer profile, in real time, based on an opt-in text message received by the system from a consumer.
Didgebridge Llc

Deriving multi-level seniority of social network members

An online social networking system receives an unstructured job title record from a profile of a member or a job posting. The system extracts a raw job title from the unstructured job title record, and extracts a first seniority level from the raw job title.
Linkedln Corporation

Systems and methods for sharing images in a social network

The image may be received from a mobile device. The image may be captured by a camera of a mobile device.

Web link quality analysis and prediction in social networks

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, computer program products, and systems for web link quality analysis. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to receive a first indication that a web link has been accessed by a first device and record one or more resources of the web link and actions taken on the one or more resources of the web link and generate a score for the web link based on one or more similar web links to the web link and then displaying the score associated with the web link.
International Business Machines Corporation

Ranking algorithms using unique bucketing identifiers

A processing device identifies a set of content items to be included in a feed displayed to a user of a social network platform in a user interface of the social network platform, wherein the set of content items are hosted by a content sharing platform. For each content item from the set of content items, the processing device identifies one or more bucketing tokens provided by the content sharing platform, wherein each bucketing token comprises a unique identifier that identifies a plurality of content items as being associated with a group of users of the content sharing platform that have similar interests.
Google Inc.

Rerouting to an intermediate landing page

A system and method for intermediate landing page rerouting are provided. In example embodiments, determine whether a webpage associated with a hyperlink has corresponding social network activities.
Linkedln Corporation

Visual recognition using social links

System, method and architecture for providing improved visual recognition by modeling visual content, semantic content and an implicit social network representing individuals depicted in a collection of content, such as visual images, photographs, etc., which network may be determined based on co-occurrences of individuals represented by the content, and/or other data linking the individuals. In accordance with one or more embodiments, using images as an example, a relationship structure may comprise an implicit structure, or network, determined from co-occurrences of individuals in the images.
Yahoo Holdings, Inc.

Robot service method and robot apparatus using social network service

The present invention relates to a robot service system and a robot apparatus using a social network service, and comprises: (a) a step in which a terminal device is connected to a robot apparatus by executing a social network service program, and displays a service screen on which an image captured by the robot apparatus is displayed; (b) a step in which the terminal device transmits a robot control command inputted to the service screen to the robot apparatus; (c) a step in which the robot apparatus performs an operation according to the robot control command and transmits operation performance data to the terminal device; and (d) a step in which the terminal device displays the operation performance data transmitted from the robot apparatus on the service screen.. .
Future Robot Co., Ltd.

Constructing social networks using monitored game play

Features are described to use data from game play to construct social networks of users. For example determining that a user played a game with a certain player, a certain number of times, can indicate compatibility between the user and the player.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Functional, socially-enabled jewelry and systems for multi-device interaction

Functional jewelry is disclosed. A bracelet includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (leds), a main control unit, and positional and situational sensors, typically including an accelerometer, as well as a decorative, interchangeable fascial layer.
Loop Devices, Inc.