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System & Method to Minimize Redundant Posts and Maximize Social Network Interaction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239577D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that leverages social media monitoring tools in order to avoid the redundant distribution of content through social networks, intranets, email, or other methods.

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System & Method to Minimize Redundant Posts and Maximize Social Network Interaction

To avoid the redundant distribution of the same content through multiple methods (e.g., social network and company intranet and email, etc.), a system is needed to alert a poster/content creator of matching posts as well as act as a central location for posting and accessing comments/feedback regarding the announcement. As an

extension, the needed system must then recommend and provide an intuitive way to interact with a matching existing post instead of creating a new post.

The novel contribution is a system that leverages social media monitoring tools in order to find posts that are similar to what a user is about to post or email. The system then alerts the user and provides recommendations for interaction with an existing post (e.g., like, re-post, comment, etc.), instead of allowing a use to create a new post with similar or the same information. Depending on the social network setup and intersection of email contacts and social network contacts, the system can ensure that the desired audience is made aware of information.

The system finds content matches based on keywords and sentiment analysis, and then system provides a list of related posts, which are ranked based on the following

criteria:

• Level of perceived relationship between the user and the post's author • Level of similarity in content and sentiment on a specific topic
• Level of similarity in network contacts and followers with the post's author

The system presents the top "X" matching posts that have exceeded a configurable criteria threshold. The maximum number of matching posts returned may be configurable. Therefore, if multiple friends in a user's social network have already made a post on the topic, then rank the posts based on the criteria for recommending interaction instead of a new post.

The system can be implemented as part of a user interface (UI) within a social

network status update post or as a plug-in to an email client. To implement the system in a preferred embodiment:

1. User enters a status update in a social network UI (or email client) and clicks to post

2. System provides an option for the user (e.g., a pop-up dialog or button) to check for related posts

3. System searches through the user's...