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A methodology that use profile status message in social software to trigger certain events in Calendar and vice versa

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198195D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Disclosed is a methodology that use a profile status message in social software to trigger certain events in a calendar and vice versa

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A methodology that use profile status message in social software to trigger certain events in Calendar and vice versa

With the flow of the social software market, users update user's status frequently to collaborate with others. One user may look into a Calendar, and find out that there is an all day event

planned with friends and family the next day for Thanksgiving, and so updates the status on the

social network like "Looking forward to a full fun event tomorrow!". Another user may have a full day of meetings on the Calendar, and update user's status every time user attended one "on the 4th meeting of the day". Or a person goes on a cruised vacation and updates the status with "out at sea 06/29-07/07".

Information updated is great for collaboration, however it's a problem to manage many informative software applications when one application should automatically connect to the other. It is a problem, when a user has to look into the Calendar to find out a schedule, and then has to sign in to a social network to manually update status. It is also a drag when updating a social software product status to say "user will be out at sea from 06/29-07/07", and then having to launch an email application to turn on the Out of Office setting for the period 06/29-07/07. All these actions should be done in one place and connect to the other. Once a user states user is going to have a full fun event tomorrow, the action should automatically trigger an event creation in the Calendar.

Unfortunately, currently there is no connection between any social software applications and a Mail/Calendar application to create such trigger. The present method is directed to this problem.

The method will...