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Method and System for Providing Just-In-Time Social Network Updates based on Detection of User Intent for Communication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236370D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 135K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing one or more social network updates to a user based on detecting the user’s intent for communicating with one or more social network contacts. The method and system delivers a status update summary to highlight the most important updates for a contact, particularly updates which have occurred since the last time that the user had been in touch with the contact.

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Method and System for Providing Just-In-Time Social Network Updates based on Detection of User Intent for Communication

Disclosed is a method and system for providing one or more social network updates to a user based on detecting the user's intent for communicating with one or more social network contacts.

The method and system detects the user's intent for communicating with the one or more social network contacts based on at least one of:


• The user preparing at least one of an email, an instant message, a video chat, a voice message and a text message to the one or more social network contacts.


• The user participating in a meeting with the one or more social network contacts.


• The user visiting at least one of a social network profile and a blog of the one or more social network contacts.


• The user reading at least one of one or more presentations and one or more bookmarks of the one or more social network contacts.


• The user responding to at least one of one or more of, a query and a comment provided by the one or more social network contacts on a social network wall of the user.

Thereafter, based on the user's intent, the method and system provides the one or more social network updates to the user as a status update summary from the one or more social network contacts. The method and system can also detect a physical proximity between the one or more social network contacts and the user via a Global Positioning System (GPS) for providing the status update summary to the user. The status update summary can include, but need not be limited to, promotions, a new

job and change of address of the one or more social network contacts. In order to provide the status update summary, the method and system maintains a timestamp for each communication between the user and the one or more social network contact...