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Method and System for Voicing to Online Social Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236513D
Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for voicing to online social networks by extracting details from a given post or an author.

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Method and System for Voicing to Online Social Networks

Mail clients and online social networks are universal mechanisms to engage people in conversations. The most common mechanisms are inbox, wall, activity stream, timeline and profile. The social network and messaging system gives posts from each person an equal voice. Latent features which make personal interactions fascinating are missing for each message sent by each person.

Disclosed is a method and system for voicing to online social networks by extracting details from a given post or an author. The age or gender of the author can be retrieved from the author's profile. A preferred markup or style for content can be

determined based on the age or the gender of social contact. Thereafter, an existing view can be changed for a given view of a post to match the style and the markup. The method and system can be implemented to mail messages, online social network messages, forums, or any authored content where an association is possible between text content and a person. Further, the method and system can be implemented in both symmetric and asymmetric online social network.

The method and system loads rules for mapping voice styles. For example, "If male = true, then use blue color font; If female = true, then use red color font. If 10 to 20 years of age, then use 10.5 size fonts; If 20 to 30 years of age then use 12 size fonts". The rules can be combined to make a complex set of rules. For example, "If male and 10 to 20 years of age, then use 10.5 size font and blue color font". The rules can change over time based on the user's age. For example, '0 font change' can be the user's current age range. Before the user's age range, the font is decremented by 0.5 and after the user's age range, the font can be incremented by
0.5. The rules can extend beyond the common set of attributes and can include, but is not limited to, age and gender. Thereafter, the method and system can detect a request from the user for loading a view of the posts. For each user, the method and system retrieves the user's current age from the profile. The method and system processes the view of posts and applies the styles as per the rules.

Consider a scenario where "User A" is a user of an online social network. Consider that the method and system is impleme...