Facebook Awarded Patent For “Curated Search”

Facebook has been given a patent for “curated search.” The idea Facebook has it to deliver search results based on information grabbed from their users. According to the simple abstract from the patent:

Search results, including sponsored links and algorithmic search results, are generated in response to a query, and are marked based on frequency of clicks on the search results by members of social network who are within a predetermined degree of separation from the member who submitted the query. The markers are visual tags and comprise either a text string or an image.

Interestingly, the patent was originally filed by Friendster. Last year, Facebook bought Friendster’s patents and patent applications.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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