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Mark Everett Hull, F Randall Farmer, Ellen Sue Perelman: Method and system for customizing views of information associated with a social network user. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, Jamie L Wiegand, September 11, 2007: US07269590 (531 worldwide citation)

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 de ...


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Michael La Rotonda, Neal Sample, Paul Brody, Ellen Sue Perelman, Ericson DeJesus: Control for enabling a user to preview display of selected content based on another users authorization level. YAHOO, Darby & Darby PC, John W Branch, October 6, 2009: US07599935 (294 worldwide citation)

Enabling a first user to preview content as it would be seen by a second user, if the second user had a selected user relationship with the first user. The selected user relationship may include a relationship degree, a relationship category, a relationship rating, and/or other form of relationship. ...


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Mark Everett Hull, F Randall Farmer, Ellen Sue Perelman: System and method of information filtering using measures of affinity of a relationship. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, John W Branch, April 27, 2010: US07707122 (102 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus, and method are directed towards enabling information filtering using measures of an affinity of a relationship between subscribers of an online portal system. The affinity of a relationship may be determined based, in part, on the tracking of various online behaviors of and betw ...


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Mark Everett Hull, F Randall Farmer, Ellen Sue Perelman: Method and system for seeding online social network contacts. Yahoo, February 8, 2011: US07885901 (61 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards seeding a user's contacts for their online social network. The invention is arranged to automatically recommend to the user a set of seed contacts that the user may employ to invite to join their social network. The set of seed contacts may be har ...


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Neal Sample, F Randall Farmer, Ericson DeJesus, Ellen Sue Perelman, Mark Everett Hull: Displaying aggregated new content by selected other user based on their authorization level. Yahoo, Greenberg Traurig, April 24, 2012: US08166069 (9 worldwide citation)

Enabling a content publisher and a receiving user to control access to content updates based on user relationships. The content publisher and the receiving user may assign a relationship degree, relationship category, and/or relationship rating to each other and to other users. The content publisher ...


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Michael La Rotonda, Neal Sample, F Randall Farmer, Paul Brody, Ellen Sue Perelman: Control for inviting an unauthenticated user to gain access to display of content that is otherwise accessible with an authentication mechanism. Yahoo, James J DeCarlo, Greenberg Traurig, November 12, 2013: US08584258 (9 worldwide citation)

Enabling an unauthenticated user to access content associated with an authenticated user as though the unauthenticated user had a selected user relationship with the authenticated user. The user relationship may comprise a relationship degree, a relationship category, a relationship rating, and/or t ...


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Michael La Rotonda, Neal Sample, F Randall Farmer, Paul Brody, Ellen Sue Perelman: Control for inviting an unauthenticated user to gain access to display of content that is otherwise accessible with an authentication mechanism. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, August 17, 2006: US20060184997-A1

Enabling an unauthenticated user to access content associated with an authenticated user as though the unauthenticated user had a selected user relationship with the authenticated user. The user relationship may comprise a relationship degree, a relationship category, a relationship rating, and/or t ...


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Michael La Rotonda, Neal Sample, Paul Brody, Ellen Sue Perelman, Ericson DeJesus: Control for enabling a user to preview display of selected content based on another users authorization level. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, August 17, 2006: US20060184578-A1

Enabling a first user to preview content as it would be seen by a second user, if the second user had a selected user relationship with the first user. The selected user relationship may comprise a relationship degree, a relationship category, a relationship rating, and/or other form of relationship ...


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Neal Sample, F Randall Farmer, Ericson DeJesus, Ellen Sue Perelman, Mark Everett Hull: Displaying aggregated new content by selected other user based on their authorization level. Yahoo, Darby & Darby PC, October 12, 2006: US20060230061-A1

Enabling a content publisher and a receiving user to control access to content updates based on user relationships. The content publisher and the receiving user may assign a relationship degree, relationship category, and/or relationship rating to each other and to other users. The content publisher ...


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Neal Sample, F Randall Farmer, Ericson DeJesus, Ellen Sue Perelman, Mark Everett Hull: Displaying aggregated new content by selected other user based on their authorization level. August 16, 2012: US20120209914-A1

Enabling a content publisher and a receiving user to control access to content updates based on user relationships. The content publisher and the receiving user may assign a relationship degree, relationship category, and/or relationship rating to each other and to other users. The content publisher ...