Building your own Social Network
There are thousands of people around you who share your interests and could become your friends--but how to connect with them? The answer is Social Networks. Now everyone can create social networks for anything from scratch using online wizards and tools. There are many networks which lets users become the CEOs of their own mini-My Spaces. Here are some of networks that we can use to build social networks. Affinity Circles , AlstraSoft Blogtronix, Boonex, Broadband Mechanics, Converdge, Crowd Factory, DZOIC, GoLightly, introNetworks, Kwiqq, Leverage, Lithium, LiveWorld, Omnifuse, Pringo, Prospero, SelectMinds, SmallWorldLabs,Social, Platform,SpartaSocialNetworks,Telligent, ThePort, VMIXMedia, WebCrossing, WebScribbleSolutions, Webligo, Ning, KickApps, CrowdVine, GoingOn, CollectiveX, Me.com, PeopleAggregator, Haystack, ONEsite, BigTent, 5across, AffinityCircles, BricaBox, Crowdvine, Famster, HiveLive, iBelong, Mzinga, Nexo, Onesite.com, Pluck Networks, WorldsLabs, SelectMinds, Weareus, WhiteLabelNetworking, davenw, phpizabi, Phpfox, pluck. Social Network on Ning: I Choosed Ning because it provides the best platform for setting up good-looking, sophisticated social networks with minimal effort. The basic service is free, But there are fees associated for services like allowing you to remove their and add your Google Ads to your Ning site ($19.95/month). If you do not want these extra services or no budget for such, do not worry. Sites like Ning.com enable you to set up a branded social network at no cost and in only a few minutes. To start a social network on Ning, users must first sign up for a free account. Ning's software then walks them through the design process step by step, allowing them to choose a name and description for the network, pick the features (such as blogs, photos, chat windows, and forums) that will appear on the network's main page, and arrange these features however they'd like. Networkers can go with one of a few dozen themes and colour schemes provided by Ning, or, if they'd prefer, substitute their own HTML code and style sheets. Below are some of free and premium resources that you can setup up according to your need. Network Management: Network Settings: Network Information: Edit your network's name, description and other information. Members: Manage members, Administrators, invited people and banned people. Appearance: Adjust your network's colours, images and overall style. Features: Customize your social network by adding new features or removing existing ones. Privacy and Content Control: Choose who can see, join and contribute to your network. Profile questions: Edit the questions that members answer about themselves. Flickr Importing: Set up your social network to import photos from Flickr. Latest Activity: Add messages and choose what's displayed in your network's activity feed. Language Editor: Customize your network's text and messages or create a new language. Network Promotion Resources: Facebook allows third-party developers to create applications that can be added to Facebook member profile pages. In addition to providing added profile page functionality, these applications can be used to drive Facebook users to other web destinations. With Ning, you don't need to be a developer to promote your social network on Facebook. Ning done all the heaving lifting, and your network comes pre-built with Facebook application integration. You can allow anyone to add an application to their Facebook profile pages that plays a video, Music, or Slideshow of photos from your network. Broadcast Message: Send a message to all the members of this network. Facebook Promotion: Allow Facebook users to put your network's widgets on their profile pages. Badges & Widgets: Customize the look of your network's widgets and badges. Resources from Ning: Add Premium services: Get your own custom URL, add storage and bandwidth, or run your own ads. Request Source Code Access: Developers: request access to the source code running your network. FAQ for Network Creators: Answers to frequently asked questions about customizing your Social Network. Join Network Creators: Meet other like-minded network creators, share ideas and get support from the Ning team. Tract Statistics: Track visitors and trends on your social network. Create another Network: Have another great idea for a Social Network? After creating your social network People who join my network have the ability to create their own personal profiles, upload photos, connect with friends, send instant messages, write their own blogs, contribute to forums etc. I created my Ning network in minutes using a simple Web interface. Facebook allows third-party developers to create applications that can be added to Facebook member profile pages. In addition to providing added profile page functionality, these applications can be used to drive Facebook users to other web destinations. With Ning, you don't need to be a developer to promote your social network on Facebook. Ning done all the heaving lifting, and your network comes pre-built with Facebook application integration. You can allow anyone to add an application to their Facebook profile pages that plays a video, Music, or Slideshow of photos from your network.
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