Content delivery network for ephemeral objects

  • US 9,407,712 B1
  • Filed: 12/21/2015
  • Issued: 08/02/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer implemented method, comprising:

  • receiving an ephemeral object scheduled for automatic deletion after a specified viewing period, a specified number of views or a specified period of time, wherein the ephemeral object has a designated recipient;

    evaluating ephemeral object push criteria including behaviors observed through prior consumption of ephemeral objects by the designated recipient, wherein the object push criteria includes a history of communication between two users;

    pushing the ephemeral object to an edge server cache in response to evaluating, wherein pushing is performed speculatively prior to the designated recipient requesting the ephemeral object; and

    ascribing a cache management rank to the ephemeral object based upon historical use patterns of the designated recipient.

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