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1. (WO2018201104) REGIONAL-LEVEL REPRESENTATION OF USER LOCATION ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201104    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030041
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G06Q 30/00
Applicants: SNAP INC.
GARCIA, Timothy, Jordan
GALE, Maxwell
GRIPPI, Daniel, Vincent
JOHNSON, Jeffrey, Arthur
MISRA, Gaurav
Inventors: GARCIA, Timothy, Jordan
AMITAY, Daniel
BRODY, Jonathan
GORKIN, Leonid
LIN, Andrew
LIN, Walton
SPIEGEL, Evan
Title: REGIONAL-LEVEL REPRESENTATION OF USER LOCATION ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
Abstract:
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.