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Method and System for Delivering Notifications to Users based on Unusual Social Network Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239468D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for delivering notifications to users based on unusual social network events.

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Method and System for Delivering Notifications to Users based on Unusual Social

Network Events

In current social networks, users get updates for various activities such as, but not limited to, when a comment is posted, when a photo is uploaded, when a connection

performs an activity on a post and when an account related activity is performed. However, since the number of updates tends to be large, a user may miss on certain important updates such as alerts related to unusual activity.

Disclosed is a method and system for controlling notifications related to one or more unusual events. In one implementation, the method and system enables the user to set one or more baseline rules for defining a standard event and accordingly define

what a typical access for that event is. The one or more baseline rules can be defined based on one or more of, but not limited to, how frequently users interact

with social network content, typical geographic locations and standard quantity of content viewed by users. The one or more baseline rules can be used to flag occurrence of an unusual event. For example, the method and system can detect an unusual event such as an unusual domain use, anonymous activity, access from a foreign country etc. Further, the method and system can alert the user upon such detection. Optionally, the user can be allowed to specify rules and/or a mode of delivery of the notification. For example, the user can set that the notification should be sent on a...