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CONTEXT BASED SOCIAL NETWORK PROFILE PICTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239764D
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-01
Document File: 8 page(s) / 270K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Peter Werner Balsiger: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a social network, a user interacts with other users through various types of interactions like messaging, posting comments on posts shared by other users, blogs, etc. Each interaction has a unique user context associated with it. A contextual picture system facilitates the user to select pictures for displaying alongside each of the user interactions. Alternatively, the system identifies a picture of the user based on user’s context associated with the user interaction. The system may determine user’s context by identifying words or emoticons used by the user in comments/status or by identifying associated audience, time of interaction, etc. The system provides the selected or identified picture alongside the user interaction.

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CONTEXT BASED SOCIAL NETWORK PROFILE PICTURE   

ABSTRACT 

In a social network, a user interacts with other users through various types of interactions 

like messaging, posting comments on posts shared by other users, blogs, etc. Each interaction has  a unique user context associated with it. A contextual picture system facilitates the user to select  pictures for displaying alongside each of the user interactions. Alternatively, the system  identifies a picture of the user based on user's context associated with the user interaction. The  system may determine user's context by identifying words or emoticons used by the user in  comments/status or by identifying associated audience, time of interaction, etc. The system  provides the selected or identified picture alongside the user interaction. 
 

PROBLEM 

Social networking applications are extensively used as a medium for communicating or 

networking between users. Users have personalized accounts on social networking applications.  A typical user account includes a profile page, a homepage, associations with other users, and  pictures. Users interact with other users through messaging and generating posts or commenting  on posts shared by other users. Users are represented in these interactions by pictures they have  selected to associate with their accounts. For example, a user may choose a picture to not only be  his profile picture displayed in the header of his profile page, but also be the identifying picture  associated with his interactions, e.g., comments and posts, on the social network. However, this  static picture may contradict the context of the user's interaction. For example, if a user is very 


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unhappy with another user's post and writes an angry reply comment, the user may not want to  have his happy, smiling profile picture associated with his reply comment. A system is described  that facilitates selection of user pictures based on user interaction context within social  networking applications. 

 

             CONTEXTUAL PICTURE SYSTEM 
The systems and techniques described in this disclosure relate to a contextual picture 

system that associates a user's picture with the user's interactions on a social network. The  contextual picture system can be implemented for use in an Internet, an intranet, or another client  and server environment. The system can be implemented locally on a client device or  implemented across a client device and server environment. The client device can be any  electronic device, for example, laptop, mobile phone, computer, tablet, wearable, etc. 

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