08719346 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 64 patents.

Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated GPS identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a GPS-enabled device. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member.

Title
Automatically providing a communication based on location information for a user of a social networking system
Application Number
13/618856
Publication Number
8719346 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2012
Publication Date
May 6, 2014
Inventor
Mark Slee
San Francisco
CA, US
Thyagarajapuram S Ramakrishnan
Saratoga
CA, US
Jed Stremel
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Fenwick & West
Assignee
Facebook
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 17/30
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