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An Online Network Collects a Dataset of an Individual's Information    

Social network time line. A computer-implemented method for arranging and converting a dataset into a graphical representation for display.


The patent provides a computer system for entering, storing, and displaying a dataset of an individual or member's information to an online database, and more specifically arranges and converts the dataset into graphical representation for display. The system includes a user interface, such as a graphical user interface, for a member to enter the pre-narrative information. The information generally describes a members life story by events. For example, a life event could be when the member was born, graduated from high school, married, or passed away.

The system includes a database for storing a dataset of a members information. The database arranges the dataset into chronological order and associates the dataset with plurality of life events of a members life. The dataset and life event are outputted into a graphical representation. For example, a graphical representation illustrates the dataset and life events using a combination of pictures and text to create a visual narration of a members life thread.

The visual narration can be viewed by other members of the social network or database. The other members can act as witness and provide a comment regarding the life event, thus causing interaction between the life events. The comment being displayed, the comment is validated. Validation of life event can occur if a witness also has a visual narration and comments on the event or provides the documentary evidence.

Provided is a method of implementing a method on a network of computer devices. The method includes entering a first data set of a first members information and many life events into a computer device. The data set is stored at a second data base at a second computer device. At least one of the many members life events are validated.

Primary Application of the Technology

A technique to build a social network. A social networking service platform to build social networks or social relations among people who, share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections. A social network service which consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), has social links, and a variety of additional services. The patent and intellectual property covers social networking and is web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, to create a list of users with whom to share connection, and view and cross the connections within the system.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 707: Data Processing:Database And File Management Or Data Structures

This is the generic class for data processing apparatus and corresponding methods for the retrieval of data stored in a database or as computer files. It provides for data processing means or steps for generic data, file and directory upkeeping, file naming, and file and database maintenance including integrity consideration, recovery, and versioning. There are three main divisions: 1. database and file accessing; 2. database schema and data structure; 3. file and database maintenance.

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