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Automatically locating users in proximity to a user of a social networking system




Title: Automatically locating users in proximity to a user of a social networking system.
Abstract: 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. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member. ...


USPTO Applicaton #: #20130012233

The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20130012233, Automatically locating users in proximity to a user of a social networking system.




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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20130012233 A1
Publish Date
01/10/2013
Document #
13619295
File Date
09/14/2012
USPTO Class
4554562
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
04W40/20
Drawings
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