U.S. Patent 7827208 was awarded to Facebook, Inc. on 2010-11-02 and describes a “Generating a feed of stories personalized for members of a social network.” This patent has been cited 375 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative digital communication patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:
Systems and methods for generating dynamic relationship-based content personalized for members of a web-based social network are provided. At least one action of one or more members of a web-based social network is associated with relationship data for the one or more members to produce consolidated data. One or more elements associated with the consolidated data is identified and used to aggregate the consolidated data. Further exemplary methods comprise weighting by affinity the aggregated consolidated data to generate dynamic relationship-based content personalized for the members of the web-based social network. Link: U.S. Patent 7827208
This patent was originally filed on 2006-08-11 which gives it a processing time of 1544 days, compared to an average processing time of 1879 in the field. Facebook, Inc. has 2008 total patents. The first named inventor is Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan of Saratoga Springs, NY. The primary examiner was John R. Cottingham.
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