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Identifying a Social Network User Identifier Based on a User Message

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198126D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-26
Document File: 30 page(s) / 2M

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Abstract

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for identifying a social network user identifier based on a user message. In use, a message is received from a user. Additionally, content is extracted from the message. Further, a search is performed using at least a portion of the content. Moreover, an identifier of the user provided by a social network is identified, based on the search.

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SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IDENTIFYING A SOCIAL NETWORK USER IDENTIFIER BASED ON A USER MESSAGE

Field of the Invention

[0001]           The present invention relates to user identities, and more particularly to identifying social network user identifiers.

Background

[0002]           To date, a third party typically does not know the identity of social network users unless each user explicitly provides to the third party information from which the user’s identity can be derived.  Thus, some third parties have provided users incentives or other motivations in exchange for disclosure by the users of their social network user identities.  Unfortunately, such methods utilized by third parties to gain knowledge of users’ social network user identities have exhibited various limitations, such as requiring the users to provide their social network user identities as described above. 

[0003]           There is thus a need for addressing these and/or other issues associated with the prior art.

SUMMARY

[0004]           A system, method, and computer program product are provided for identifying a social network user identifier based on a user message.  In use, a message is received from a user.  Additionally, content is extracted from the message.  Further, a search is performed using at least a portion of the content.  Moreover, an identifier of the user provided by a social network is identified, based on the search.

Brief Description of the Drawings

[0005]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture in which systems and methods consistent with aspects of the present invention may be implemented. 

[0006]           Figure 2 is a block diagram of components of a device in which systems and methods consistent with aspects of the present invention may be implemented.

[0007]           Figure 3 illustrates a method for identifying a social network user identifier based on a user message, in accordance with one implementation consistent with aspects of the present invention.

[0008]           Figure 4 illustrates a system for identifying a social network user identifier based on a user message, in accordance with aspects of the present invention.

[0009]           Figures 5A-C illustrate a method for correlating a social network user identifier for a user with a profile of the user, in accordance with one implementation consistent with aspects of the present invention.

 


Detailed Description

[0010]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture 100, in which systems and methods consistent with aspects related to the present invention may be implemented.  As shown, network architecture 100 includes at least one network 102.  The network 102 may take any form including, but not limited to a telecommunications network, a local area network (LAN), a wireless network, a wide area network (WAN) such as the Internet, peer-to-peer network, cable network, etc.  Further, while only one network is shown, it should be understood that two or more similar or different ne...