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Method and System for Enabling a user to Broadcast Browsing Status in Real-Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236517D
Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 206K

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Chang-Chih Lin: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling a user to broadcast browsing status in real-time. The method and system allows the user to share webpages the user is browsing with friends.

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Method and System for Enabling a user to Broadcast Browsing Status in Real-Time

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling a user to broadcast browsing status in real-time.  The method and system allows the user to share webpages the user is browsing with friends.

Description

Disclosed is the method and system for enabling a user to broadcast browsing status in real-time.  When the user logs on to a website to browse, contacts of the user are retrieved.  Thereafter, a check is performed to determine the contacts of the user such as friends who are online.  Browsing activity of the online contacts is tracked and information corresponding to webpages being browsed by the online contacts is saved in a page logger.  In other words, the page logger obtains information about web pages that are being browsed by their online contacts as illustrated in figure 1.  Thereafter, the information corresponding to webpages being currently browsed by the online contacts is broadcasted to the user in the form of notifications.  If a notification indicates that a webpage that is of interest to the user is being browsed by an online contact, then the user may click on the notification to be directed to the webpage of interest.  This enables a user to utilize shared interests with the online contacts to be notified of new webpages being currently browsed by the online contacts.  The broadcast notification updates at regular intervals to display updated information correspond...