Patent for photo-tagging finally belongs to Facebook

Posted by David Khoirul

Facebook tag photo patentWhat site started the photo-tagging features? While the answer to this question was unclear, now everyone must agree that Facebook is the site introducing this feature for the first time, making it one of the biggest photo sites.

And Facebook, the social network giant, has finally won a patent for it, as posted by Inside Facebook.

Nearly five years after the company originally filed for the invention, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave Facebook a patent protecting the ability to select a region in a piece of media (like a photo or video) and associate people or other entities with it. Mark Zuckerberg, longtime designer- turned-product architect Aaron Sittig and former Facebook engineer Scott Marlette were credited as inventors.

Although friends-tagging is not a new thing on other social networking site like Twitter, the idea of tagging photos is pretty new. Facebook came up with the photo-tagging while other photo sites would give painting and high resolution features.


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