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|1. (WO2018201104) REGIONAL-LEVEL REPRESENTATION OF USER LOCATION ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM|
GARCIA, Timothy, Jordan
GRIPPI, Daniel, Vincent
JOHNSON, Jeffrey, Arthur
|Inventors:||GARCIA, Timothy, Jordan
|Title:||REGIONAL-LEVEL REPRESENTATION OF USER LOCATION ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM|
A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) for accessing social media content submitted to a social media platform supported by the map-based GUI. User icons are displayed on a map of the GUI to represent locations of friend users. The locations of at least some users are represented by their user icons at a regional granularity, such that the displayed locations that are different from their accurate locations, but that are located within an accurate geographical region such as a city or a town. Users can select the granularity level at which their icons are displayed to others.