As incredible as it sounds, the United States Patent and Trademark Office actually awarded Amazon a patent for the “Social System.”

To make it truly ridiculous, the abstract on the patent reads as though it were succinctly describing . Amazon’s reasoning throughout the whole process has been that, since they purchased PlanetAll in 1998, and PlanetAll is often considered to be the first social network on the Internet, Amazon itself is responsible for inventing the modern social network. Of course, the fact that PlanetAll was founded and run for two full years before Amazon acquired it doesn’t seem to be important to the USPTO. And to think, we all thought it was funny when patented the News Feed .

Take a look for yourself;

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Amazon has officially patented the “Social Networking System”