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Method and Device for Recording and Processing User Online Information on Instant Message Servers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000209492D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-08
Document File: 4 page(s) / 67K

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Abstract

This article describe a method for recording and processing user online Information on Instant Message Servers, it helps users to communicate with each other by providing some statistical info,including most possible online timeframe in a day,most possible online day in a week,the possibility that a user will be online at some time, etc. It will collect user online status info on IM server side. Based on the data collected, perform analysis and statistics and provide info such as most possible online time for each user account.

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Method and Device for Recording and Processing User Online Information on Instant Message Servers

1. What is the problem solved by this invention


This idea comes from our daily work and life. During work, we usually use instant message to communicate with our colleagues. But some time things

are just not so easy, especially when the colleague is oversea. Although some instant message tool has provided "online notification", we still need to hang on

there or do timely checking to get notified.

So the question is: I want to chat or arrange a meeting with some people, but.. when he/she/they will be availabel?

The main idea of our invention is to collect user online status info on IM server side. Based on the data collected, perform analysis and statistics and provide info such as "most possible available time" for each user account.

     Instant Message user can query other users'online info provided in various ways: - "most possible online timeframe in a day"

- "most possible online day in a week"
- "the possibility that a user will be online at 3:00PM, Mon.", etc..

Users make use of these info to estimate the best time for communication


The key point is that: we can use the IM Server to collect our working hours information, and share them to users that we specified (we can set it by ourselves

). Thus, these information will provide great help to us: if we want to know when someone will be available at the most of time on the sametime, we can check

his/her time record firstly, then find the right time to contact them. In addition, we can also add calculation function on the Sametime, if we want to arrange a meeting among people with different time zone, we can use sametime to calculate and...