Systems and methods for identifying intersections using content metadata

  • US 9,152,734 B2
  • Filed: 05/24/2011
  • Issued: 10/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for presenting story content relating to a timeframe and location of interest, the method performed by a computing system having one or more hardware computer processors, the method comprising:

  • receiving a query comprising an intersection criteria, the intersection criteria comprising a location and a timeframe of interest;

    generating an intersection space comprising one or more stories matching the location and the timeframe of the query, said generating comprising;

    accessing a plurality of stories stored on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, each story submitted by a user and comprising one or more content items and having respective intersection metadata, the intersection metadata of each story comprising a location and a timeframe pertaining to the story;

    selecting stories for inclusion in the intersection space that have intersection metadata corresponding to the location and the timeframe of the intersection criteria; and

    filtering the stories selected for inclusion in the intersection space so that each remaining story is associated with an indication provided by one or more users that the remaining story is associated with a same one or more participants;

    calculating a relative importance of each story in the intersection space, wherein the relative importance of respective stories indicates a relative overlap between the timeframe of interest and a timeframe of the respective story; and

    providing, for presentation on a display, the intersection space comprising indicators of one or more of the stories included in the intersection space in an order based on the relative importance of each respective story in the intersection space.

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