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“CommunityEngine is a free, open-source social network plugin for Ruby on Rails applications. Drop it into your new or existing application, and you’ll instantly have all the features of a basic community site.

I would not consider starting a social networking site with out some sort of framework as the base. This one looks really nice. Easy to extend and a lot of functions built in. The whole system functions as a ruby on rails plugin so its new code in an old well known framework. Functions include…

  • Authentication (sign up, log in)
  • User profiles
  • User search
  • Blogs with tagging, categories and rich text editing
  • Photo uploading and tagging
  • “Clippings” – visual bookmarks
  • Commenting and comment notification by e-mail (Blogs, profiles, photos, and clippings can be commented)
  • Forums
  • Friendships and activity feeds
  • Favoriting of clippings and blog posts

Its also easy to install. It took me 10 mins to get everything up and running out of the box! Check it out here.


Written by stewartmatheson

August 22, 2008 at 12:51 am

HMV announces social music/media network

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HMV has launched their currently UK focused music and film ‘social discovery’ website called getcloser.com. It allows people to get connected with collections of their music and film, watch films and listen to musics, get latest information about them and write reviews to earn recognition in the community (so called DNA, to show who you are, if you are cool people) and there will events information about film and music as well)
In some sense it is pretty much similar to douban Chinese social network website I have been mentioning. Well how difference are all these social networking sites out there?

Written by hodyhong

August 17, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Wireless Social Networking To Generate $2.5 Trillion By 2020

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money making mobile user

That says it all.. but if you want to read the full article .. its here.

Written by narindajane

June 9, 2008 at 6:20 am

Facebook Profile Page Makeover

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Facebook is introducing a tabbed interface as part of its ongoing effort to keep its profile page fresh-looking and streamlined, in contrast with many other social networking sites.

The latest change, which is currently in beta, will introduce separate tabs for a personal news feed, photos, applications and information. The company designed these sub-pages to make adding content easier for users.

One key benefit of the new tabbed interface is that it should alleviate endless scrolling. Another benefit to the new design is that it allows the applications to provide more features while staying within the marginal and looser format of the tabbed content. This means more pictures, more videos, and more text.

The way Facebook has positioned the tabs allows for an easy transition between content types on a single page. Developers, though, will have to modify their applications to be picked out of the vertical menu list over another application.

Written by deejmark

May 25, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Plugging into the big SNS sites

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All at the same time, Facebook, Myspace and Google have released API’s that let third party websites access social network data like friends lists, profile data, status info etc. This will pave the way for apps that allow you to co-ordinate social activity across multiple sites.

The three API are “Friends Connect” from Google, which hooks into Open Social, “Facebook Connect” and “Data Availablity” from MySpace.

You can read more on in this TechCruch article.

Written by narindajane

May 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

MySpace Apps is Go

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make a baby
MySpace Apps has now come out of beta is available for the public to start creating and in all likelihood, start annoying the shit out of people. There’s over 1000 currently up there with interesting inclusions such as “The Truth Box” to find out what people are REALLY thinking about you (awesome) and other music based applications that are quite predictable. There’s a few which are already approaching the million download mark. My personal favorite at this stage is the Make A Baby application although I reckon it’s probably more fun as a real-life application.

Written by portableandrew

April 25, 2008 at 1:44 am