Patent Number: 8,577,859

Title: Method and system for aggregating searchable web content from a plurality of social networks and presenting search results

Abstract: There is disclosed a method and system for presenting indexed search results from a social network, concurrently with customary search results returned by a search engine hosted on a website, to a user performing a search from a user interface of a user device using the search engine. The user is registered on the social network and has connections thereon. The method comprises: indexing data related to users registered on the social network to produce indexed data, the data obtained from the social network hosted on a website different from the website hosting the search engine; receiving a search query along with a user identifier; performing a search on the indexed data specific to the user's connections to obtain indexed search results specific to the user's connections on the social network; and returning to the user device the indexed search results for presentation on the user interface.

Inventors: Archambault; Martin-Luc (Montreal, CA), Giroux; Sebastien (Mercier, CA), Paquet; Andre-Philippe (Verdun, CA)

Assignee: Wajam Internet Technologie Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017