LinkedIn Patent Grants

Event visualization

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606979
Displaying a preference by a first user of a content contribution submitted by a second user is disclosed. A preference event by the first user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is produced. At least a portion of the received events is caused to be rendered graphically.

Contextual connection recommendation in a social network

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9595069
A system and method for contextual connection recommendation includes obtaining, with a processor from a database, contextual data and social graph data related to a pair of members of a social network who are not currently connected on the social network. A connection base score between the pair of members is generated based on the social graph data. A recommendation modifier is generated based on the contextual data. A connection recommendation modified score is determined by applying…

Identification of a broker-type leader in a social network

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9582836
Techniques for identification of a broker-type leader in a social network based on network topology are described. According to various embodiments, an electronic sociograph is accessed, the electronic sociograph depicting a plurality of actors of an online social network service as nodes in the sociograph, and the sociograph including edges between the nodes representing relationships between the respective actors. Thereafter, a particular node in the sociograph corresponding to an…

Executing commands embedded in messages

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9584454
A communication server, computer-readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method for executing commands embedded in messages are provided. The method may include accessing a message that is being routed through a communication server. The message may include a command operator that is operative to execute an action performed by a network-based service executing on an application server. The method may further include identifying the command operator included in the message, and…

Adaptive pairwise preferences in recommenders

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576247
Methods, systems, and products adapt recommender systems with pairwise feedback. A pairwise question is posed to a user. A response is received that selects a preference for a pair of items in the pairwise question. A latent factor model is adapted to incorporate the response, and an item is recommended to the user based on the response.

Presenting a user profile

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576274
A first user of a presentation machine may be a recruiter that initiates an action in reference to a first user profile. The first user profile may describe a first candidate for a job. The presentation machine may identify the first user profile and determine a similarity score that indicates a degree of similarity between the first user profile and a second user profile that describes a second candidate for the job. The presentation machine may also access a volatility score that…

Identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576326
Techniques for identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by a particular actor of a plurality of actors and interactions by other actors of the plurality of actors with the specific content item are identified. A leadership score associated with the particular actor is calculated, the leadership score indicating a propensity of the particular actor to spread information among the…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9578481
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, geolocation data for a first device and a second device is received. Based on determining the first device is within a predetermined distance of the second device using the geolocation data, gesture data of the first device and second device is accessed. An association between the first device and the second device is identified based on the gesture data. A communicative coupling is initiated…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569163
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, first motion capture data corresponding to a physical user motion is received from a first device. Second motion capture data corresponding to the physical user motion is received from a second device. Features are extracted from the first motion capture data and the second motion capture data. An association between the first device and the second device is determined based on a comparison of the…

Member communication reply score calculation

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569735
In an example embodiment, a supervised machine learning algorithm is used to train a communication reply score model based on an extracted first set of features and second set of features from social networking service member profiles and activity and usage information. When a plurality of member search results is to be displayed, for the member identified in each of the plurality of member search results, the member profile corresponding to the member is parsed to extract a third set of…

Mobile device pairing

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9571956
Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, gesture data resulting from a physical user gesture associated with a first device and a second device is received. Features are extracted from the gesture data. An association between the first device and the second device is identified based on the extracted features. A communicative coupling is initiated between the first device and the second device in response to identifying the association.

Facilitating social networking service connections via an ad hoc peer-to-peer network of mobile devices

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9572000
A first mobile device may be configured to facilitate context-aware, graph-based interactions. For example, the first mobile device receives a first communication from a second mobile device. The first communication includes a second member identifier of a second member of the social networking service. The second member identifier may be associated with the second mobile device. In response to the receiving of the first communication, the first mobile device may determine, based on the…

Revising connection strengths in a social graph

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563923
During a feedback technique, a system that provides a social network requests feedback regarding an initial connection strength associated with an edge between two nodes in the social graph, which are associated with an entity and a counterparty, respectively. Note that the social graph represents interactions among users of the social network. Based on the feedback, the system determines a directional asymmetry between revised connection strengths received from the entity and the…

System for generating a user interface for a social network and method therefor

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9557884
A device, system, and method may variously include or utilize a processor to cause a user device to display a content selection display area and a content display area. The content selection display area may include subject matter categories and icons, at least some of the icons being individually associated with at least one of the subject matter categories and at least some of the categories being associated with at least one of the plurality of icons. Each category is associated with…

Middleware data log system

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9558256
A method of maintaining a data store is disclosed. The data store is distributed across a plurality of storage provider instances, including a master storage provider instance and a plurality of additional storage provider instances. A master data log is updated to reflect a change to the data store. The master data log is synchronized with a plurality of replicas of the master data log. The change is propagated across the plurality of additional storage provider instances based on an…

Social network interaction via games

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9558613
Techniques for enabling members to learn about and interact with their social network via games are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a content item or entity associated with an online social network service is relevant to a member of the online social network service. An online game including a game question and a correct game answer is generated based on the content item or entity. The game question is then displayed to the member, and a member response…

Site flow optimization

Granted: January 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9552556
In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of possible presented actions corresponding to a particular flow of actions in a computer network, and for each of one or more possible performed actions for each possible presented action, a likelihood that a user will perform the possible performed action is determined. Then, a first presented action is identified by determining a presented action having a maximum determined likelihood, based on the determined likelihood, wherein the…

Identification of a trigger-type leader in a social network

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547877
Techniques for identification of a trigger-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by a particular actor of a plurality of actors and interactions by other actors of the plurality of actors with the specific content item are identified. A leadership score associated with the particular actor is then calculated, the leadership score indicating a propensity of the particular actor to stimulate discussion among actors…

System for inline expansion of social network content and method therefor

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542071
A device, system, and method may variously include a network interface device communicatively coupled to a user interface and a processor, coupled to the network interface device, configured to cause the user interface to display a newsfeed including social network content items, the newsfeed being configured to scroll to display ones of the social network content items on the user interface. At least one of the content items includes a title and content. The content item is configurable…

Methods and systems for identifying member profiles similar to a source member profile

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544392
Techniques for identifying and presenting member profiles similar to a source member profile are described. With some embodiments, a general recommendation engine is used to extract features from member profiles, and then store the extracted features, including any computed, derived or retrieved profile features, in an enhanced member profile. In real-time, the general recommendation engine processes client requests to identify member profiles similar to a source member profile by…