Posts Tagged ‘social network’


The Social Networking Script of Choice Part 2

February 7, 2008

This is part two of a two part blog post detailing the platform we chose to use in our social networking site. Previously, I outlined the reasons why we chose the Boonex Dolphin script to be the foundation of our social network. Now we will look at some of the frustrations in using the Dolphin platform.
Any good social networking site must get a few things right to have any chance of succeeding in today’s competitive environment. It needs to be useful for members, it needs to be easy to use, it needs to have good performance, and it should look decent. Unfortunately, Dolphin isn’t a total success in any of these requirements as we will see as we go through the features. While I can’t say it’s a total failure, there’s a lot of room for improvement. Read the rest of this entry ?


The Making of a Niche Social Network: The Beginning

November 28, 2007

As the first post of this journal, we can start by asking “why”? Why build a new social network when there are hundreds, if not thousands of social networking (S/N) sites floating around the Internet? Why not stop now while we’re ahead? What will this new site have to offer that the other big sites don’t offer? Fair questions. Read the rest of this entry ?