Google patents technology that helps you use Facebook, Twitter, and Google+


Feeling overwhelmed by all of the social media out there? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Google believes that there are a lot of people that can’t seem to keep up with social networking and has taken out a patent on a program that is designed to take the pressure off of tweeting, liking, and commenting on everything.

This latest patent is a technology that scans and analyzes your social network and how you address it. Through this analysis the technology learns how you go about your business on the networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. It then takes that data into account and automatically makes responses suggestions for you so you don’t have to think of them yourself.

In the patent application Google software engineer Ashish Bhatia wrote,

“The popularity and use of social networks and other types of electronic communication has grown dramatically in recent years. It is often difficult for users to keep up with and reply to all the messages they are receiving.”

There are other uses for this response system as well. According to Google you can use it for texting, instant messaging, and email responses. You don’t have to use the responses that Google’s technology comes up with. You can use your own if you so choose.

The scariest part, is that should this time saving technique become popular, you never know when you are talking to a real person, if computers have taken over the world.

[via Engadget, via BBC]

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