PROXIMITY-BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING

  • US 20110238755A1
  • Filed: 03/24/2011
  • Published: 09/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/2010
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A method in a computing system, comprising:

  • providing a proximity-based social networking environment to a plurality of users that are each operating a mobile device, the plurality of users each belonging to one or more social networking services, by;

    receiving location information from each of the mobile devices;

    determining a subset of the plurality of users, each of the users of the subset being proximately located to every other user of the subset and having indicated a desire to be made visible electronically to other users; and

    causing the mobile devices operated by each of the subset of users to present, without use of a map or any other specific indication of a user location, information about other users of the subset.

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