Method and apparatus for providing a personal page

CAFC
  • US 6,253,216 B1
  • Filed: 06/13/1997
  • Issued: 06/26/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for providing a personal page on a computer system accessible to a plurality of remote users through a computer network, the remote users having profile information stored in the computer network and accessible to other remote users, comprising the steps of:

  • a) acceptable profile information from a plurality of remote users;

    b) prompting a page-creating remote user with a plurality of page templates for the personal page and receiving a template selection from the remote user;

    c) prompting the page-creating remote user to enter text to the personal page and receiving entered text from the remote user;

    d) prompting the page-creating remote user to select or enter graphical information to display on the personal page and receiving the selection or entry from the remote user;

    e) storing attributes representing each selection or entry made by the page-creating remote user in one or more databases;

    f) providing the page-creating remote user with means to input security parameters for the personal page, the security parameters specifying authorization of at least one other remote user to access the personal page;

    g) storing the security parameters in one or more databases; and

    h) displaying the personal page upon request only to remote users who are authorized to access the personal page.

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