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Trust profiles for exposure of social media content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247406D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 143K

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Abstract

It is common on social networks to have multiple "spheres" of friendship groups, whether that be work friends, family, etc. It is common place for user of social networks to post a variety of content, such as photos, sharing of articles and general text-based posts. Some of this content may be deemed "sensitive", in that it may portray the user in a different light, that the user may not want certain contacts/friends seeing. This disclosure describes a system that prevents the exposure of certain posts to the unwanted audience. Our method develops a "trust profile" for each contact/friend on the social media account. Then, using this trust profile, when the user shares a post (article, text, image, etc) the trust profile is used to determine whether a given contact/friend can view the content of that post.

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Trust profiles for exposure of social media content

It is common on social networks to have multiple "spheres" of friendship groups,

whether that be work friends, family, etc. It is common place for user of social networks to post a variety of content, such as photos, sharing of articles and general text-based posts. Some of this content may be deemed "sensitive", in that it may portray the user in a different light, that the user may not want certain contacts/friends seeing. This disclosure describes a system that prevents the exposure of certain posts to the unwanted audience.

    Our method develops a "trust profile" for each contact/friend on the social media account. Then, using this trust profile, when the user shares a post (article, text, image, etc) the trust profile is used to determine whether a given contact/friend can view the content of that post.

    One example implementation of this would be that you have posted a picture at 3am from a night out of partying. The likelihood is that you would not want the content of that image shared family members or work colleagues (assuming no other

work colleagues were out with you on that night).

Advantages over prior art:
http://priorart.ip.com/IPCOM/000225704
Method and system to automatically prevent social network system users from exchanging inappropriate content

    Both this article and our method analyze conversations and rank friendship. However our method would focus on progressively enabling more shared content to be visible to the user's friend/contact as their relationship progresses. The system might also allow specific content to be seen before progressing the relationship based on whether it was mentioned in the conversation or if that contact/friend was directly involved with the topic.

http://priorart.ip.com/IPCOM/000241336

    
Sharing/Unsharing Social Media Content Based on Analyzing Sentiment Directed to Specific Users within that Content

    Our method would discriminate based on the trust level of a contact, so in the example given with this prior art, Tom or John would see this if they're trust level

was appropriate, irrespective of any tone towards a given user/contact. It is deemed likely in this situation, that given the trust profile/value of the relationship with John to be high, that the user posting the status would not mind John seeing it, even though they are critical of John.


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Step 0 - Friendship Score Generator

For each connection between two users the following data would be collected :

       The length of relationship of these two users. A longer relationship can indicate better friendship and consequently a higher "friendship score".

       Posts where both users are involved or have shared information. More personal and sensitive information such as (photos from parties) would indicate

better friendship.

       General social network interactions, such as commenting or sharing directly between each other would also suggest a close relationship.

       Commonly discussed topic...