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Method and System for Rendering Varying Degree Icon on a Map according to Social Network Condition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237371D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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Wyatt Huang: INVENTOR [+9]

Abstract

A method and system for associating icons, with varying degree of information, with one or more objects on a map is disclosed. The information rendered along with the icons is varied based on activity associated with the one or more objects in a social network. Such representation assists users to realize the social community rating or degree of activity of a particular object on the map easily.

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Method and System for Rendering Varying Degree Icon on a Map according to Social Network Condition

Abstract

A method and system for associating icons, with varying degree of information, with one or more objects on a map is disclosed.  The information rendered along with the icons is varied based on activity associated with the one or more objects in a social network.  Such representation assists users to realize the social community rating or degree of activity of a particular object on the map easily.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for associating icons, with varying degree of information, with one or more objects on a map.  The information rendered along with the icons is varied based on activity associated with the one or more objects in a social network.

In accordance with the method and system, social community data associated with one or more objects is retrieved from various social networking sites.  The social community data for an object may include a user’s activity associated with the object along with comments, posts and pictures associated with the object published by the user or other users of the social networking sites.  For example, consider an eating joint offering various types of burgers in a city.  The eating joint may be represented on the map with an icon with varying degree of information.  The system retrieves comments, posts and pictures associated with the eating joint from various social networking sites.  Thereafter, the...