Posts Tagged ‘Social Networking Script’


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 Social Networking Script of Choice

December 28, 2007

In the previous posts, we’ve discussed various aspects of social networking, including general thoughts about social networking, goals for running a social network, and what platform choices are available to creating and maintaining an S/N site. Now I’m going to be specific and review the platform of choice for building our social network. For the first part, I’ll mention the positive aspects of the platform we’re using and later, I’ll mention the negative aspects. There’s plenty of things to mention in both parts so reading part one is long enough for one sitting. Read the rest of this entry ?