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Community Communicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023998D
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

The Community Communicator will allow members within a group or community to communicate with other members in the communication mode(s) of their individual preference and from the device of their preference. Communications will be converted as appropriate.

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         Sony Corporation

         Sony Electronics Inc.

         IPD Case #50R4753

Title:

Community Communicator

Abstract:

The Community Communicator will allow members within a group or community to communicate with other members in the communication mode(s) of their individual preference and from the device of their preference. Communications will be converted as appropriate.

Inventors:

Patrick F. Fitzpatrick

Natasha King

Description of the Invention:

1.      Based upon internal segmentation work, there is a group of Internet users named "Community Browsers". These are females over the age of 25 that seek female-oriented communities and informational content. They seek ease of use and rely on the Web to make their lives more efficient. They want to be able to build communities and relationships online, network and share information. The Community Communicator will appeal to their desire for efficiency and enable easier and more efficient community communications on their own individual terms within the group. They will be empowered to communicate from where they want, whenever they want, with who they want, in the mode they want, and from the device of their choice.

Yahoo! has made great strides in integrating community tools to help users manage their relationships, but these do not include communication mode conversions or device integration.

2.      The Community Communicator will allow members within a community to communicate with other members in the mode(s) of their individual preference. Each member can send communications via text (email, chat, instant message, posting to community board); voice (via phone, cell phone, VoIP), or even video & audio in the form of...