InformationWeek reported Friday that Facebook has patented a method of "dynamically providing a news feed about users of a social network." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,669,123 on Tuesday. Facebook first applied for it in 2006, the story says.
The patent includes 25 separate claims. According to the patent summary:
As writer Paul McDougall points out, the patent could pose problems for other social networks that compile user activity feeds. It depends on how Facebook enforces its rights and how the courts decide to interpret the patent.
Im on facebook - boring - although some of my friends like it as they play games like mafia wars and farming - I guess it is a required taste - it certainly is not for writers - can I call myself a writer ha ha