Content request by location

  • US 10,123,166 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2017
  • Issued: 11/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of obtaining media content of an event, comprising:

  • identifying a subset of a plurality of client terminals of a plurality of users, client terminals of the subset being located in proximity to a geographic location of a real-life event at a time of the real-life event;

    sending a message to each client terminal of the subset, the message containing a request,to present on a respective display, to acquire media content documenting the real-life event in the geographic location, the request comprising instructions for imaging the real-life event;

    receiving, from a first client terminal of the subset, a media content item in response to the message,the media content item being acquired by the first client terminal of the subset and the media content item documenting the real-life event;

    making the media content item available for access by a second client terminal;

    identifying a second subset of the plurality of client terminals of users potentially interested in the real-life event; and

    providing the media content item to the second subset of client terminals,the providing including sending a message with a reference to a network-accessible content file containing the media content item.

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