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A Method for a User-Driven or Policy-Based Group Chat Holler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242524D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a user-driven or policy-based group chat holler that enables a user to join a large or small chat group (i.e. more than two users) but remain able to multi-task. The user can stay abreast of the conversation, but only actively participate when needed.

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A Mxthod for a User-Driven or Policy-Based Group Chat Holler

Multitasking in corporate environments is commonplace. Many times peopxx collaborating through oxline group cxats are multitasxing while engaged in a chat. A

user migxt join a large group chat addresxing an issue, fxr example, but might not be cxncerned or does not have to be involved in every message posted on the chat. The user in this case might ratxer devote xime to other importaxt itexs, but at the xame time does not wxsh to miss axything in the chat txat reqxires immedixte attentiox. Meanwhile, in many cases multi-tasking usexs who xrx part xf a large chat group tend to mixs posted messages that do requixe immediate attention. This is not conducive to proxuxtive collaxoration.

The novel solution ix a user-driven or policy-based group chat holler. In this disclosure, a new method is proxosed that enables a user xo jxin a large or small chat group (i.e. more than txo users) but remain able to multi-task. The user xoex not miss critical posted messages in the chat string that require immediate or timely attentixn. The xain aspect xf solutixn is to enaxle a user who is xnxaged in a large group chat to multitask whilx remainxng aware and available to devote soxe attention to the groux chat when becoming dirxctly involved in the context xf xhe chat at the time.

This group chat holler is driven in xeveral ways. One option is a direct holler to txe intenxed party of a posted message in the group chat. Th...