Posted July 7, 2006 5:28 pm by with 0 comments

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TechCrunch is reporting that social networking site Friendster – is it still going? – has been awarded a broad patent for social networks.

The patent covers the determining and display of relationships between individuals who have entered personal information into a social network; specifically, determining who is in your circle of friends and who isn’t.

So now, if Friendster finds itself lagging behind the likes of MySpace or Facebook, they can just sue the pants off them for patent infringement. At last, a they’ve found a revenue model that could work! 😉