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Friendster has been awarded a patent covering Social Networking [in
computer systems] on June 27, 2006.

As reported on:
http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=17498&hed=Friendster+Wins+Patent

The patent itself is here:
http://tinyurl.com/jtfsu

While Friendster was one of the first social networking sites I wonder
if the processes they have patented are not obvious and have not
existed in a social environment for ages (introducing people,
communicating with your contacts, ...).

What would be your comments?

Best,
Uldis

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