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ORGANIZING RECEIVED CONTENT VIA EMAIL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237038D
Publication Date: 2014-May-28

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Abstract

A system and method for organizing received content via email is disclosed. The system includes an email retriever to retrieve the email from an inbox associated with a visitor to an email service; an email parser to parse the received email to ascertain a parameter associated with the email or inbox, and ascertain whether the email includes content; a signal creator to create a signal associated with the content and the parameter; and a content organizer to organize the content based on the signal.

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ORGANIZING RECEIVED CONTENT VIA EMAIL

    Content is shared via a network through various techniques. For example, if the content is served or stored via a content sharing service, the content sharing service may employ an icon of a graphical user interface (GUI) element to facilitate the content sharing. Accordingly, when a visitor to the content sharing service accesses the content, the visitor can engage the GUI element, and decide who or where to share the content to. Alternatively, the sharing may be preset, and according, occur automatically when the GUI element is engaged.

    For example, the content may be posted on the visitor's personal space on the content sharing service, or another content sharing service. In another example, the visitor may be prompted with a decision of whom to share the content to. Thus, the visitor may enter an identifier associated with another visitor, and the content may be automatically posted to the other visitor's personal space, or emailed to the other visitor.

    A content sharing service may encourage content sharing. Often times, the content is augmented with shared content. Shared content is content provided by a third-party, directed towards goods or services. The content sharing service may monetize the serving of shared content when the shared content augments the serving of content. Accordingly, if content is shared more often, shared content may be served more often, and thus, a content sharing service may realize greater revenue.

    Content may refer to any sort of video, audio, meta data, text, or combinations thereof. The content may be a digital file, stored on a server. Alternatively, the content may be streaming data associated with a link to the source of streaming. Streaming refers to content served and delivered while the visitor is accessing the content. A content sharing service may employ a specific and embedded content player to deliver the streaming content.

Summary

    A system and method for organizing received content via email is disclosed. The system includes an email retriever to retrieve the email from an inbox associated with a visitor to an email service; an email parser to parse the received email to ascertain a parameter associated with the email or inbox, and ascertain whether the email includes content; a signal creator to create a signal associated with the content and the parameter; and a content organizer to organize the content based on the signal.

Description of the Drawings

    The detailed description refers to the following drawings, in which like numerals refer to like items, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating an example computer.

FIG. 2 illustrates an example of a system for organizing received content via email. FIG. 3 illustrates an example implementation of the signal creator of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 illustrates an example of a method for organizing received content via email.

    FIG. 5 illustrates an example of a method for updating an organization of...