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A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards managing a view of a social network user's personal information based, in part, on user-defined criteria. The user-defined criteria may be applied towards a user's relationship with each prospective viewer. The user-defined criteria may include degrees of separation between members of the social network, a relationship to the prospective viewer, as well as criteria based, in part, on activities, such as dating, employment, hobbies, and the like. The user-defined criteria may also be based on a group membership, a strength of a relationship, and the like. Such user-defined relationship criteria may then be mapped against various categories of information associated with social network user to provide customized views of the social network user.

Title
Method and system for customizing views of information associated with a social network user
Application Number
10/832172
Publication Number
7269590 (B2)
Application Date
April 26, 2004
Publication Date
September 11, 2007
Inventor
Ellen Sue Perelman
San Francisco
CA, US
F Randall Farmer
Palo Alto
CA, US
Mark Everett Hull
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Jamie L Wiegand
Darby & Darby PC
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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