Google seeks patent on Online Promotions via Tweets & Facebook messages

Aardvark – the social search engine, recently acquired by Google has applied for a patent on the idea of viral ad campaigns via status messages. In the application titled, “Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing of a Web Service Using Personalized Invitations via a Status Messaging Service“, the company has sought for rights on the concept whereby websites […]

Aardvark – the social search engine, recently acquired by Google has applied for a patent on the idea of viral ad campaigns via status messages. In the application titled, “Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing of a Web Service Using Personalized Invitations via a Status Messaging Service“, the company has sought for rights on the concept whereby websites and web applications (like Farmville) that promote their service via the users’ status messages. Here’re a few screenshots of the idea that could now belong to Google:
  

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