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Method and System for Distributing Excerpts from a Message to Various Social Groups

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227209D
Publication Date: 2013-May-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for posting/sharing an excerpt from an email message to one or more social groups based on one or more recipients of the email message.

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Method and System for Distributing Excerpts from a Message to Various Social Groups

Disclosed is a method and system for posting/sharing an excerpt from an email message to one or more social groups based on one or more recipients of the email message.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, a sender of an email message is provided with an option to share a portion of the email message with one or more recipients of the email message on one or more social groups in addition to sending the email message.

The sender selects a portion of the email message that the sender wishes to share/post on one or more social groups. For example, the sender may designate portion of the email message by highlighting a portion of the email message as shown in figure 1. Further, the sender may use special text, coloring, or other text/graphical manipulation for selecting/marking the portion of the email message. As shown in figure 1, a portion of the email - "Pleased to announce New Expert Systems Launch!" is selected by the sender as excerpt to be posted/shared on one or more social groups.

Figure 1

Subsequently, the system analyzes recipients of the email message for determining social association of the one or more recipients with the sender across one or more social groups. The social association may include information such as common social groups that the one or more recipients share, degree of separation between the one or more recipients and one or more...