Rating-based sorting and displaying of reviews

  • US 7,895,127 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2006
  • Issued: 02/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of displaying data, the method comprising:

  • receiving from a plurality of customers reviews for a plurality of subjects, each subject of the plurality of subjects being selected from a group consisting of a product, a service, and a market participant, said plurality of subjects comprising a first subject, the customer reviews comprising a first plurality of reviews for the first subject, each review of the first plurality of reviews comprising a rating of the first subject and a comment associated with the first subject, a single customer of the plurality of customers per review of the first plurality of reviews;

    sorting the first plurality of reviews in a default order to obtain a default ordered first plurality of reviews;

    causing at least a first subset of the default ordered first plurality of reviews to be displayed on a first display page, the first display page comprising a first input for requesting a first non-default ordered display of the first plurality of reviews in accordance with a first non-default order, the first non-default order being based on ratings in the reviews of the first plurality of reviews, the first non-default order being different from the default order, the first subset comprising a plurality of contiguous reviews;

    receiving through the first input a first request for the first non-default ordered display of the first plurality of reviews;

    sorting the first plurality of reviews in the first non-default order to obtain a first non-default ordered first plurality of reviews; and

    in response to the first request, causing to be displayed on a second display page at least a second subset of the first non-default ordered first plurality of reviews, the second subset comprising a plurality of contiguous reviews;

    wherein the steps of receiving from the plurality of customers reviews, sorting the first plurality of reviews in the default order, causing at least the first subset of the default ordered first plurality of reviews to be displayed, receiving through the first input the first request, sorting the first plurality of reviews in the first non-default order, and causing to be displayed on the second display page are performed by one or more computers.

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