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Social Networks: Choosing the Platform

December 13, 2007

The foundation of any social network website is the software the operates the site. Once the goals of the social network are in place, the most important decision to be made is choosing the platform for which will become the building blocks of the site. It’s important because once a platform is chosen, it will likely have to be used for the entirety of the site’s life. That means that any deficiencies and limitations inherint to the platform will permanently be an issue for the site. While it is possible to switch platforms after the site goes live, there are great risked involved in do this. So let’s look broadly at the choices one has to build a social network.

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