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A method for entertaining individuals according to a community having similar tastes. Information derived from user accounts form the basis of a community and collateral preferences allow other subscribing individuals to enjoy the benefit of wider-ranging tastes according to the preferences expressed by the other members of the community. Additionally, assuming that individuals sharing one preference in common may be likely to share others, the present method allows those who choose to listen to the “fan station” the ability to enjoy similar music or other data streams according to preferences expressed by the fan community as a whole.

Title
Online playback system with community bias
Application Number
9/903033
Publication Number
7454509 (B2)
Application Date
July 10, 2001
Publication Date
November 18, 2008
Inventor
John Paul Veilleux
Los Angeles
CA, US
Todd Beaupre
Los Angeles
CA, US
Jeffrey Boulter
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
James J DeCarlo
Greenberg Traurig
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
G06F 17/30
G06F 15/16
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