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Reward Mechanism for Permitting Profile Photo Editing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000220977D
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-16
Document File: 5 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

A user of a social network website may have limited engagement with the social network website. For example, the user may not have a profile photo associated with the user’s profile on the social network website. Limited engagement of users of a social network website may adversely affect the overall quality or success of the social network website.

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Reward Mechanism for Permitting Profile Photo Editing

    A user of a social network website may have limited engagement with the social network website. For example, the user may not have a profile photo associated with the user's profile on the social network website. Limited engagement of users of a social network website may adversely affect the overall quality or success of the social network website.

    Increasing user participation and engagement with the social network website can improve the overall quality and success of the social network website. Encouraging users to upload a profile photo to the social network website may increase user participation and engagement. Permitting friends of a user to edit the profile photo of the user and permitting the user to receive a reward (e.g., money, credits, points) for permitting the friends of the user to make edits may encourage the user to upload a profile photo to the social network site.

    The system and techniques described in this disclosure relate to a reward mechanism for permitting profile photo editing. The disclosure includes permitting another user (e.g., a friend of a user) to make edits to the profile photo. Examples of edits to the profile photo include drawing on the profile photo, blurring the profile photo, or adding a filter to the profile photo. The user may accept or reject an edit on the user profile made by a friend. In one implementation, the friend making the edit may bypass the decision of the user by offering to provide a reward (e.g., monetary payment). In another implementation, the friend may offer to provide a reward after the user has rejected the edit created by the friend.


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    Figure 1 illustrates an example implementatio...