Patent Number: 8,578,501

Title: Anonymous social networking with community-based privacy reviews obtained by members

Abstract: A member of an online community has an online identity published in the online community, and owns an offline identity which is not published there. The member manifests consent to a privacy review of an electronic communication involving the member, to help prevent disclosure of the member's offline identity within the online community. The electronic communication is reviewed by a human privacy reviewer and/or by automatically scanning for privacy concern triggers. Review results are provided to the member, who provides an opinion of the review that is then reflected in a summary of the reviewer's online reputation.

Inventors: Ogilvie; John W. (Salt Lake City, UT)

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International Classification: G06F 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017