acebook patented method to identify experts and influencers in a social network. They plan to use experts and influencers for advertising, social grouping, and other suitable purposes.
So if you have built an audience on Facebook, you may be able to soon make money directly from Facebook advertising.
Publication number: US9,252,961
Patent Title: Identify experts and influencers in a social network
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: 2 Feb 2016
Filing date: 20 Nov 2014
Inventors: Andrew Garrod Bosworth; Michael Patrick Murphy;
Original Assignee: Facebook, Inc.