StoutFiles - 2:07 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
How are patents even decided? Is there a committee of people or is it just one person that reviews the patent? Are they experienced on the topic? Are they completely neutral and not able to be bribed?
It just seems like certain patents are so general and unfair that it's anyone's guess how they're even approved. They just used their users data, gave it a fancy name, and called it original. The only reason they applied for the patent is the hopes that they destroy competing sites from having a "news feed".
I'll show Facebook...I'll go get a patent on "collecting user data in a social network environment".