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Google's Comical New Social Networking Patent 45

Posted by Soulskill
from the i-see-what-you-did-there dept.
theodp writes "GeekWire reports on Google's just-granted patent on creating and sharing social network status updates in the form of comic strips, a la Bitstrips. Google also envisions an educational role for its new invention, which the search giant has dubbed the Self-Creation of Comic Strips in Social Networks and Other Communications. Google explains, 'Aside from humor, such comic strips are also usable for education, for instance in summarizing a real-time conversation between two political leaders as it is happening. By posting such a comic strip on a social network facility such as a social network blog or tweet, others may more readily follow the flow of the conversation than if it had been summarized in plain text.'"
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Google's Comical New Social Networking Patent

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @09:14AM (#45836299)

    Charlie Brown tries to kick a beta Google football. Lucy retires it right before Charlie Brown gets a chance to kick it.

  • Re:Thanks (Score:4, Funny)

    by DexterIsADog (2954149) on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @09:43AM (#45836405)

    Google engineers are brilliant! They have found the cure against the number 1 killer disease in the US... boredom!

    Actually, I think what they are attempting to cure is literacy.

    Because god knows Americans are too proud of their command of standard English, and lord their impeccable grammar and spelling over the rest of the world.

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