Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams
Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2029-Apr-10
Potentially relevant companies (6): 23andMe, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Google Inc., Snapchat, Tencent Holdings Limited, Twitter
Products & technologies (4): Content Management, Database:Search, Social Networking, Software:P2P
Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams involves capturing, for each of a plurality of devices, a content and metadata stream that describes a context of the content. The metadata streams are sent to a metadata repository contemporaneously with the capture of the content by the respective devices. Network queries of the streaming metadata are enabled via the metadata repository, and, in response to the network queries, peer-to-peer access of the content is facilitated from one or more of the devices.
1. A method comprising:
receiving metadata streams that describe a context of content captured via independent mobile devices, wherein the metadata streams are generated by metadata sensors of the mobile devices that are separate from sensors that capture the content;
sending the metadata streams to a metadata repository contemporaneously with the capture of the content by the respective mobile devices;
enabling network queries of the streaming metadata via the metadata repository, wherein the queries operate on the context described by the streaming metadata; and
facilitating, in response to the network queries, peer-to-peer access of the content from one or more of the mobile devices.
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