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The Partial Content Editing Mechanism for Social Network Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227737D
Publication Date: 2013-May-14
Document File: 5 page(s) / 256K

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Disclosed is a collaboration method to grant the edit permission for the partial content on a social network or a photo sharing system. The sharing mechanism can let people control over their owned contents without pollution and integrate everyone's contribution seamlessly.

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The Partial Content Editing Mechanism for Social Network

    There are chances people share picture or image online such as social network or on-line photo sharing website. However, there haven't been any mechanism for person who been shot in the photo to edit the region of their image. The owner of the photo cannot grant partial region edit permission to user but can only grant them full image edit permission. Currently there is no way they can protect the region they do not want other user to edit.

    Disclosed is a collaboration method to grant the edit permission for the partial area of an image to the people in the social network or the photo sharing system. Once the photo is uploaded to Internet, the facial recognition technology can draw the multiple editable area as the shape of people on the photo.

    People whose face appearing on the photo will be tagged and granted the authority to edit the part area of the photo. The editable area can be limited to the individual portrait or any specified area. The change in each area will be integrated into the photo displayed on Internet.

The advantages of the disclosure:


- Leverage everyone's contribution via the social network

Seamless Integration

- The photo distributor can collect the modified photo returned by the editors and integrate each part easily.

Protect the Intellectual Property

- Each editor will only modify their own part. It can avoid the deliberate attack, the practical joke, or the innocent pollution. Social Networking has become an important part of everyone's life. With it people can easily connect with each other, knowing what one has done, where one has been. It does seem to pull the distance between people closer, however as we enjoy the benefit of it we also have to live with the disadvantage that comes with it, and that is the lower level of privacy. With social networking we are constantly at risk of sharing things that we didn't want to share. Imagine the following scenarios:

1. I friended my boss on the social network. Next thing you know he saw a picture of me and my friends on the beach checked-in last Tuesday when I took a sick day off.

2. I have two friends on the social network who used to have a relationship and now can't even stand seeing the other's name anywhere. One of them posted a photo of us hanging out and the other one called and said she can't believe I still hang out with him after all he has done and we are no longer friends.

3. My friend tagged me in a photo which I hated. Everyone looks good except me with my eyes closed. I just wanted to remove myself from the picture.

These are things that people face on the social network every day. Yes, most social network websites today have mechanism which allow user to control the target audience of posted contents. However the existing mechanism puts the content control responsibility solely on the publisher, other people involved in the content won't realize the publication unless publish...