Patent Number: 8,719,408

Title: Automated digital media content filtration based on relationship monitoring

Abstract: Automated digital media content filtration is performed by establishing automatically, according to a tolerance parameter, a plurality of user relationships, each user relationship based on monitoring an online association between a user and a content producer. Filtration is also performed by monitoring determined user relationships, interacting with a plurality of independent servers to identify digital media content published by content producers having a user relationship with the user and determining a relevancy weight for each published digital media content item, the relevancy based on a strength factor. Filtration is still further performed by presenting the digital media content published by one or more of the content producers to the user such that digital media content having a greater relevancy weight receives a higher priority than other digital media content available to the user from the plurality of content producers.

Inventors: Carter; Bernadette A. (Cary, NC), Chang; Belinda Y. (Cary, NC), Li; Fuyi (Sudbury, MA), Nesbitt; Pamela A. (Tampa, FL), Ryan; Anne I. (Durham, NC), Seacat; Lisa A. (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018