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Method and System for Displaying Purchasing Trends and Opinions in a Social Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200159D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

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Prabhakaran Krishnamoorthy: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system for displaying purchasing trends and opinions of users in a social network to a user is disclosed. The purchasing trends and opinions enable a user to efficiently make purchasing decisions.

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Method and System for Displaying Purchasing Trends and Opinions in a Social Network

Abstract

A method and system for displaying purchasing trends and opinions of users in a social network to a user is disclosed.  The purchasing trends and opinions enable a user to efficiently make purchasing decisions.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for displaying purchasing trends and opinions of users in a social network to a user.  The method and system disclosed herein tracks purchasing activities of the users in the social network.  The purchasing activities are tracked by monitoring credit card usage, product registrations, shopping logs, etc.  Thereafter, purchasing trends are created based on the purchasing activities of the users.  The purchasing trends are subsequently displayed to the user.  The purchasing trends may be limited to a set of users separated by a degree of one and two from the user in the social network.  For example, the set of users may be friends of the user in the social network.  Purchasing trends may indicate type of products, brands and configurations that are being purchased by the set of users.  Additionally, time interval during which purchases were performed may be displayed.

In addition to purchasing trends, opinions regarding articles purchased are displayed to the user.  The opinions may be reviews, comments, and recommendations provided by the set of users.  The opinions displayed may be from the set of users in the user’s social network.  In an instance, the opinions may be classified based on sex, age, and location of the set...