Control for enabling a user to preview display of selected content based on another user's authorization level

  • US 7,599,935 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2005
  • Issued: 10/06/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for previewing content on a computer display device, comprising:

  • receiving a selected user relationship indicating a relationship between a first user and a second user;

    accessing content that is limited to information associated with the first user and is associated with the selected user relationship between the first user and the second user, wherein the selected user relationship controls which portions of the content are accessible to the second user if the second user were to request access to the content associated with the first user; and

    providing a preview portion of the accessed content for display to the first user on the computer display device, enabling the first user to preview the preview portion of the accessed content as it would be displayed to the second user on another computer display device.

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