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A computer-implemented process facilitates communication with an entity over a network. A static HTTP URL is associated with the entity. Communications information reflecting the entity's current online presence including the entity's dynamic session information as determined using the HTTP protocol is linked with the URL. Communication with the entity is facilitated using the URL and the communications information. The forms of communication facilitated include type chat/instant messaging, voice communication over a computer network, video communication over a computer network, voice communication from a computer network to a telephone network and two-way text messaging to Internet enabled wireless devices.

Title
System using HTTP protocol for maintaining and updating on-line presence information of new user in user table and group table
Application Number
9/709909
Publication Number
7171473 (B1)
Application Date
November 9, 2000
Publication Date
January 30, 2007
Inventor
Oleg Panashchenko
Gaithersburg
MD, US
Paul S Eftis
Alexandria
VA, US
Agent
Dechert
Assignee
Planet Exchange
PA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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