Social Networking sites are extremely popular nowadays with Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, oh and Myspace. They have proven to be a common way of communicating with friends, family, and colleagues online. You may be interested in creating your own social network for a particular community, not until recently, this would have required a team of developers and endless code to achieve. A social networking site would have cost from $20,000 up to $100,000 or more and rightly so. The amount of hours spent on coding was outrageous.
Why so many hours to build a social network? There are many parameters to designing a social network and depending on the type of audience you're aiming for, there could be many fields of information needed. Not only does the developer have to create an admin for the website owner/operator to use, but the user's of the website also need their personal profile pages to be customizable.
Luckily today we have content management platforms like Drupal and Joomla that can make this convoluted task a little simpler and without as much custom code. Of course there is still a lot of work and planning that get's put into a social network sites depending on your particular website's requirements. RiotPros can work with you to find the options you'll need for your social network and at a manageable price.
Here are some of the options you may want to include in your social network website:
• User profile images (main image or gallery)
• User groups
• User privacy settings
• Notifications (display posts that other user's have submitted)
• E-mail notifications
• Posts with images and user comments
There are many other possible options depending on the needs of your social network.