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 isnâ€™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!