Generating and displaying recommendation counters based on recommendation dialogue captured through a social network and constrained by geographic regions of the recommenders

  • US 10,157,412 B2
  • Filed: 11/02/2015
  • Issued: 12/18/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • at a social network server computer, storing account information for a plurality of social networking accounts comprising geographic data, user identification data, and prior recommendation data;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, causing displaying, through a graphical user interface on a first computing device associated with a first social networking account, a recommendation request option, wherein first account information for the first social networking account comprises geographic data for a particular geographic region;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, receiving, through the graphical user interface on the first computing device, a selection of the recommendation request option, and, in response, generating a recommendation request;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, determining that second account information for a second social networking account comprises geographic data for the same particular geographic region;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, only in response to determining that the second account information comprises geographic data for the particular geographic region, causing displaying, through a graphical user interface on a second computing device associated with the second social networking account, the recommendation request;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, receiving, through the graphical user interface on the second computing device, first input indicating a recommendation for a particular entity;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, in response to receiving first input indicating the recommendation for the particular entity, causing displaying, through the graphical user interface on the first computing device, the first input indicating the recommendation for the particular entity;

    using digitally programmed logic of the social network server computer, determining that the account information for the second social networking account comprises prior recommendation data that does not include a recommendation for the particular entity, and in response thereto, incrementing a particular recommendation counter for the particular entity.

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