Aardvark Attempts To Patent Promotional Status Updates

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Have you ever promoted a website via a tweet or a Facebook status update? If Aardvark’s latest patent application for “Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing of a Web Service Using Personalized Invitations via a Status Messaging Service” is granted, you may soon be prevented from building such promotional features into your own website.

The abstract of the patent describes the service as follows:

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