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System and Method for Crowdsourced Protection of Social Media Reputation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238244D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 91K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system that utilizes a user’s network of friends to help prevent the posting of damaging content to social media sites.

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System and Method for Crowdsourced Protection of Social Media Reputation

A user might publish a post on a social media feed only to later regret it due to embarrassing or damaging content. The user is often faced with negative consequences, such as losing a job.

A method is needed to safeguard a user from generating a social media post that can have negative consequences, or at least cause later regret.

The novel contribution is a method and system that utilizes a user's network of friends to help prevent the posting of damaging content to social media sites.

With this system, any social media post is first circulated to the user's network of close and trusted friends. If a threshold of this network (n%) indicates positive publishing feedback, then the social media post becomes publicly available. If the threshold of this network (n%) deletes this post or provides negative feedback (e.g., comments such as "do not publish") then the system deletes the post.

Figure 1: Close friends validating content before publishing to the entire world

In an example embodiment, a sensor installed in a mobile device detects if the post is drafted while the user is in an intoxicated condition. The software performs a contextual analysis of the "to be posted content" against a set of rules. If it finds some safeguard is required, then the software keeps the comments as private, and notifies the user after a number of hours to validate the content and offers possible next steps.

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