US 9,811,514 B1
Media object annotation with interactive elements
Justin Lewis, Marina Del Rey, CA (US); and Jonathan William Ray, Venice, CA (US)
Assigned to Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 29, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/264,885.
Int. Cl. G06F 17/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/24 (2006.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/241 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 17/3082 (2013.01); H04L 65/403 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving an indication that a video has been watched by a user;
selecting a thumbnail of the video for display on a media device in view of the indication that the video has been watched by the user;
selecting, by a processor, one or more interactive elements to display with the thumbnail of the video, wherein selecting the one or more interactive elements comprises:
responsive to determining that the video has been approved by the user, selecting a share interactive element to display with the thumbnail of the video, wherein the share interactive element allows the user to share the video with one or more other users in a social network; and
responsive to determining that the video has not been approved by the user, selecting a remove interactive element to display with the thumbnail of the video, wherein the remove interactive element allows the user to remove the thumbnail from display on the media device; and
annotating the thumbnail of the video with a first annotation and a second annotation, the first annotation indicating that the video associated with the thumbnail has been watched and the second annotation comprising the one or more interactive elements; and
providing the thumbnail with the first annotation and the second annotation for display on the media device.