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Dynamic and compact tagging of a group of users in social network posts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243021D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

This article details a proposed method for being able to tag multiple users in a social network post without making the post itself cluttered with names, or appending the 'with - Name' addition as seen on some social networks today.

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Dynamic and compact tagging of a group of users in social network posts

It is very common to "tag" users in social network posts in order to advertise the fact that you have some sort of relationship with them or have had some sort of interaction with them. A common consequence of the tagging is that the user that has been tagged will receive a notification to alert them of the mention. Such examples of a tagging may include:
"What a great day presenting with Person1, Person2, Person3 and Person4." "Just saw @Person1 live in concert, what an evening!"

    Where the bold text represents the tag and would act as an anchor to that person's account. In addition to tagging a single user's account, you can tag groups or pages. These are pre-defined groups of users, or pages that, for example, could represent a product or company. Such examples include:
"What a game! Scored my first goal for Local Football Team"

    Where the "Local Football Team" could either be a page or group containing the users associated with that team. A restriction of current tagging methods is that it can only tag pre-defined groups of users, that are all signed up to a single social network group. To get around this you can create a long list of tags, such as "What a lovely meal with Person1, Person2, Person3, Person4, Person5, Person6 and Person7" but this can become quite cluttered when you're dealing with lots of people and is not a natural, easy-to-read post.

    Rather than having to list out all relevant accounts, or having to have a pre-defined group of users, this publication proposes the idea of being able to create "on-the-fly" groups, such that rather than posting:
"What a great day presenting with Person1, Person2, Person3 and Person4."

You could post:


"What a great day presenting with my Project Team."

    This is much more natural to read and offers a much greater flexibility in social network posts. The information of the members can be stored within the group tag, such that (for example) a user could hover over the social network post and see a list and URL links to the users that the post refers.

Another example would be expanding upon an above example, "What a game! Scored my first goal for Local Football Team". This publication would allow you to expand on this and...