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System and method for migrating your social circles to a new domain space.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244118D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 288K

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Abstract

As people interact with social networking systems, they create what is called an "online filter bubble". This bubble allows your social systems to show data that is relevant to you. However variability of modern life normally leads to changes in people's main living and working domain. This also causes changes in their social network circle. Where a dramatic life change takes place, it is quite normal for social networking systems not to pick up on this. This article creates a system to help users to migrate from previous circle to current social circle completely.

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System and method for migrating your social circles to a new domain space

System and method for migrating your social circles to a new domain space. .

As people interact with social networking systems, they create what is called an "online filter bubble". This bubble allows your social systems to show data that is relevant to you.

However variability of modern life normally leads to changes in people's main living and working domain. This also causes changes in their social network circle. Where a dramatic life change takes place, it is quite normal for social networking systems not to pick up on this. This can cause the following issues.


- Slower the migration to new social circles/material that the user needs to progress.

- Scaling back older material that is no longer relevant to the user.

- Controlling material of new content, that it hits people in your social network. Allows you to strengthen your ties with pre-existing users.

- The user becomes defined by their social history, and not their future.

"A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there's nothing to learn" Eli Pariser

For example:

Bob has spent a number of years working with a collaboration applications. His business social circles contains a number of feeds from prominent people in this field, and news sites that relate to this. As well as areas that while not technical, have a connection to his role (eg. Customer handling). He has taken a job in a new product realted to artificial intelligence.

Although after moving to a new role, and defining new feeds/users to follow, the systems still shows older information that is no longer relevant to his role. Likewise because of a strong data bubble connection, his feeds that are important to him are being downgraded in favour of material related to his old job.

Posts about his new role are also being removed from feeds of people Simon shares a strong work connection to rather then a technical one. Furthermore when they go to check reputation based sites, they are still advertising his area outside his current role.

Because of all this, Bob begins to be alienated from his older contacts, while not getting information to help in his role without actively searching for it. As it's a new role, often it is unclear of what to search for.

Now there are attempts to mitigate this through users original social footprint, which can help people extend their original social circles, but those information are limited in the old circle and can not reveal any useful information about new circles if two circles

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has no relation. So it is not helpful on migrating users social circle.

By hooking into browser software and existing social network, we are able to create a product that detect users social circle changes based on their social activity patterns. Furthermore, it helps accurately migrate their social circle from previous one to new one, no matter whether they have any relation or not. This is done b...