Facebook envy? Amazon.com patents social networking system

Categories Amazon, Facebook, Information Technology, Social Media, Web Development

via http://www.techflash.com/
Is Amazon.com trying to be the new Facebook? You might think so after reading the e-commerce giant’s new patent for a “social networking system.”

The U.S. patent, granted June 15, “provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users” and “automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.”