Systems and methods for leveraging social queuing to facilitate event ticket distribution

  • US 9,466,035 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2015
  • Issued: 10/11/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An event ticket distribution system comprising:

  • a receiver configured to receive a plurality of logins, each of the logins intended for an event ticket purchase;

    a processor configured to retrieve social media account history or other data source information associated with each of the plurality of logins, wherein each of the social media account history, or other data source information, comprises at least one time-stamped indication of affinity for a performing entity associated with the event, said at least one time-stamped indication of affinity comprising a time-stamp prior to the receipt of the login associated with the social media account history or other data source information;

    wherein the processor is further configured to calculate an index value associated with the login, said index value being based, at least in part, on the retrieved account history or data source information; and

    when the index value associated with a login is above a pre-determined threshold value, the processor is further configured to assign a priority flag to the login, wherein said priority flag enables a ticket event purchase in a first time window, when the index value is below the first threshold value but above a second threshold value, the processor is further configured to assign a non-priority flag, said non-priority flag that enables the login to make an event ticket purchase in a second time window, and when the index value is associated with a value under the second threshold value, the processor restricts the ticket purchasing rights associated with the login.

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