System and method for sending broadcasts in a social network

  • US 7,536,189 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2008
  • Issued: 05/19/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for a system administrator to broadcast an advisory communication to at least one remote unit, the method comprising:

  • accessing a website by a system administrator to send an advisory communication, the website comprising an audio-visual interface for inputting the advisory communication;

    filtering a plurality of remote units by the system administrator operating the website, the filtering being based upon at least one information field to determine from the plurality of remote units at least one of a first remote unit and a second remote unit to receive a broadcast of the advisory communication;

    assembling at least one packet of the advisory communication, the at least one packet comprising at least one of;

    a first packet comprising a data message for the first remote unit, anda second packet comprising a voice message for the second remote unit;

    forwarding the at least one packet to a router for transmissiontransmitting the at least one packet to alert at least one of the first remote unit and the second remote unit of the advisory communication; and

    storing, by the website, a log associated with the advisory communication.

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