I knew it was only a matter of time before a social networking site would receive a patent. It was to be expected I guess. The surprising part of the whole situation is that Friendster is in on it! MySpace could be expecting some backlash in the future. There has been no talk about what this patent news will mean in the means of law suits or fines for social networking sites. Friendster has not revealed any plans as to what they plan on doing with these shiny new patents.
What is going on here!?! Internet sites are getting patents? This is exactly what was mentioned yesterday in the General Public License article. Patents are being giving under the wrong circumstances. Now what will happen to somebody who wants to do social networking but can’t because of patents. Will this happen? Is the scare to possibly get Friendster back in the limelight? It is very hard to see exactly what will happen with such an issue, but it has me on the edge of my seat.
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Friendster Article Link (www.news.com.com)