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The present invention relates to methods and systems for requesting and providing information in a social network. A method can comprise outputting an information request interface, which can provide a user with the ability to request information from at least one member of a social network associated with the user. One or more members of the social network can be notified of the user's information request and can provide, or assist in providing, the requested information to the user.

Title
Methods and systems for requesting and providing information in a social network
Application Number
10/881643
Publication Number
7359894 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 2004
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
Inventor
Krishna A Bharat
San Jose
CA, US
Jason B Liebman
New York
NY, US
Agent
Fenwick & West
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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