DISCOVERY OF FRIENDS USING SOCIAL NETWORK GRAPH PROPERTIES

  • US 20090271370A1
  • Filed: 04/28/2008
  • Published: 10/29/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A processor readable storage medium that includes data and instructions, wherein the execution of the instructions on a computing device provides for managing social networking relationships over a network by enabling actions, comprising:

  • receiving a list of contacts within at least one contact list associated with a requesting user;

    receiving access to a plurality of contact lists, each contact list within the plurality of contacts lists being associated with a different contact within the received list of contacts;

    searching within the plurality of contact lists to identify a list of candidate friends wherein each candidate friend is identified as a contact within in at least two contact lists within the plurality of contact lists, independent of use of profile information;

    ordering the list of candidate friends; and

    providing the ordered list of candidate friends to the requesting user.

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