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An intelligent data content provider system and method for subscriber postings and queries are monitored and evaluated to determine what types of content to retrieve, how to organize such content, and how to present the same. A series of community and customized software robots are used by the subscribers (and automatically in some cases by the system) to locate, retrieve and sort general interest and/or customized content from other online sources. By studying subscriber query and message traffic, the system can self-tune itself automatically to constantly adjust content retrieval, storage and presentation in response to changing community interests, desires, and the like. Because subscriber feedback is accounted for and incorporated into the design of the message board system, this enhances the experience for online users, resulting in increased system usage, subscriber retention characteristics, etc.

Title
Online content provider system and method
Application Number
10/144395
Publication Number
6721748 (B1)
Application Date
May 13, 2002
Publication Date
April 13, 2004
Inventor
J Nicholas Gross
San Francisco
CA, US
Timothy O Knight
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
J Nicholas Gross
US
Assignee
Maquis Techtrix
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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