Friday, July 7th, 2006

Friendster wins social networking patent

Check out this story from Red Herring. Friendster, the ailing granddaddy of social networks, has won a patent for online social networking.

LibraryThing’s not in trouble. The patent is about social networking, particularly systems that limit you according to degrees of social separation, not shared book tastes. Still, it’s a pretty obnoxious award. What’s next, patenting one-click shopping? Oh. Never mind.

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