Method of using a code to track user access to content

  • US 7,730,083 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of using a code to track user access to content, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a computer hosting a plurality of contents provided by a plurality of content hosts, wherein the contents are stored on a computer storage medium, and wherein the computer is configured with all the required software and hardware to support the ability;

    to control all interfacing with the user without redirecting the user to any of the plurality of content hosts; and

    ,to request and receive data from the content hosts;

    storing on the computer storage medium an identification of the user to enable the user to log in to the computer;

    permitting a logged-in user to access the computer through the requesting client to view at least two different contents in the plurality of contents;

    assigning a surf code reference to each of the different contents viewed, the surf code reference comprising information that identifies the contents viewed;

    receiving a request from a logged-in user to create a user list of different contents viewed by the logged-in user;

    storing the user list on the computer, the user list comprising the surf-code reference for each of the different contents viewed by the logged-in user;

    permitting the logged-in user to access the user list to identify the content viewed by the logged-in user; and

    ,presenting the content viewed by the logged-in user to the requesting client based on the user list.

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