21 Mar '13, 9pm

Twitter Patent Itself

Twitter has been recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as an invention. Confirmation of this initially came from the Verge website and a document from the USPTO. It was also confirmed by founder Biz Stone where he tweeted, "Look Ma, I'm officially an inventor (my dream as a kid)!" The applicants are listed as Jack Dorsey and Christopher Isaac, alias Biz Stone, and the patent application now approved pretty much describes Twitter, though not in a nutshell: A method for device-independent point to multipoint communication, the method comprising: receiving from a first computing device of a first user a selection of one or more endpoints for receiving update messages; receiving, from the first computing device, a request to follow a second user; designating, by a computer processor, the first user as a follower of the second user in response to the reques...

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