Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)

Non-transitory computer-readable systems, media and methods may be requested to provide the first portion of a content item by an individual computer. Based on the probability of the content item being consumed, the initial part of the content is determined. The first part of the content item gets then transmitted to the client computing device. The initial portion of the content item is prefetched by the client computing device.

Nowadays, people use computing devices (or systems) for a wide variety of reasons. You can use your device for access to content to share it, make content, and even interact with others. In certain situations, content items may include postings from members of social networks. The postings may include texts and media items like images, videos, and audio. The postings may be published to the social network for others to view.

Users may post content to social networking systems by using standard methods. In general, any content posted by a first user can be included in the respective feeds of other users in the social networking system,for example users who have “followed” the first user. Following (or subscribing) to the first user can include some or all of the content produced or uploaded by that user in the respective content feeds for the next users. Users who follow the first user is able to unfollow the first user to prevent new content that is produced by the initial user from being displayed in the following user’s content feed.

Different embodiments of the disclosed invention can comprise systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable mediums that are designed to accept, via a user computer the request for a first part of an item of content. Based on the probability of the content item being consumed, the first part of the content item is selected. The client’s computing device receives the first part of the content item. The first portion of the content item is prefetched by theclient computing device.

In one embodiment, the content item can be divided into multiple segments, and the first segment comprises one of the plurality of segments.

In a particular embodiment, each segment of the multitude of segments is associated with providing the content to a specific level of quality.

In an instance, the multiple segments are arranged in such a way that a higher position within the order indicates the quality of the product.

An embodiment contains the content item, which is an image encoded using an evolving JPEG format.

In an embodiment, every segment of the plurality of segments has a range of probabilities of consumption.

The request to access the remainder of the content item is received by the client’s computing device as an example. The remainder of the content item is transmitted to the client’s computing device.

In a particular embodiment, the request to display the remaining portion of the content item created in response to a conclusion that the content item is to be displayed on the client computing device.

A request for a part of a second article is received by a client computer device within an embodiment. Based on the probabilities of consumption of the second content item, the first portion is chosen. The client computing device receives the first portion of the second content item. The initial portion of the second content item is prefetched by the client computing device.

In an embodiment, the probabilities of consumption value related to the item of content is calculated using the machine learning model.

It should be appreciated that many additional characteristics such as applications, embodiments, or variants of the disclosed technology can be seen from the accompanying drawings and from the description that follows. It is possible to use the structures as well as the systems, media, and methods described herein in different ways, or alternatively, without departing from their fundamentals.

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