07765265 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 238 patents.

Displaying electronic information in an instant-messaging application includes accessing a first electronic message providing information describing a first user that has an identifier included in a set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application. A second electronic message providing information describing a second user that has an identifier included in the set of identifiers of users of an instant messaging application is accessed. Content contained within the first and second messages is analyzed to determine that at least a portion of content is common to the first and second electronic messages. Based upon the content analysis, an indication that the first and second messages include common content is provided to the user. Alternatively or additionally, an indication that two users are in physical proximity to a geographic location may be provided in response to detecting that the two users are within a threshold distance from the geographic location.

Title
Identifying users sharing common characteristics
Application Number
11/238130
Publication Number
7765265 (B1)
Application Date
September 29, 2005
Publication Date
July 27, 2010
Inventor
Jeremy Rephlo
Reston
VA, US
Tom Jarmolowski
Framingham
MA, US
Alan Keister
Oakton
VA, US
Andy Wick
McLean
VA, US
Steve Greenberg
Frederick
MD, US
Jennifer Granito
Springfield
VA, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Assignee
AOL
VA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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