Creating a social network
Creating a social network is a popular service nowadays, which is in great demand, because in connection with the great success of various social networks, more and more new Internet projects are being launched today aimed at bringing people together with common interests and hobbies, bringing together classmates, classmates, neighbors, colleagues, and more.
Social networks have become a part of modern life, and even inexperienced Internet users today have at least one account on one of the popular networks. On their social media pages, users post their photos and basic information about themselves, publish their notes, share links and news.
Support for social networking features is important in many online projects. For example, in some cases, the development of online portals or corporate sites leads to the emergence of full-fledged social networks based on them. Or, social networks are being created to support already existing “offline” communities.
Yes, social networks are emerging for representatives of certain professions (for example, filmmakers, programmer networks, etc.), networks for members of different subcultures, and for followers of different religions. The purpose of social networking is to give participants the opportunity to communicate, share information and different files, and express themselves.
Creating a social network is not an easy task, and it takes a lot of time and effort. First, it is necessary to think carefully about the concept of the network being created, to determine its competitive advantages, because nowadays the number of new social networks is growing every day and there is an active struggle for a place under the sun. For example, there are already a lot of social networks created for communication between classmates, and it is extremely difficult to “drag” active participants of these networks into a new project.
The next step in social networking is software implementation. Creating a social network is usually done on the basis of the “engine”, that is, a set of software tools required to create specific modules and components specific to social networks. Both universal engines (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!) And special ones designed specifically for social networks are popular in the creation of social networks. The latter include Elgg, Livestreet, InstantCMS and more.
Each engine has its advantages. For example, the Community Builder component for CMS Joomla! Is well proven. Community Builder lets you search for members online, upload images to member profiles, multi-user content creation, messaging, moderation, report submission, and more. Community Builder is open source, allowing you to fine-tune it.
Despite the variety of engines for creating social networks, the greatest opportunities for developing individual social networks can provide only web programming manually. Individually designed for social networks management systems allow to create a social network that is fully consistent with its goals and objectives, to offer future participants completely new opportunities.
Creating a social network on a ready-made or “record” engine requires a comprehensive approach and cannot be done on its own. Therefore, the creation of a social network should be ordered in a professional web design studio that has the necessary software and highly qualified staff.