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Social Networking Website Design Tips

Aug 26, 2008
There are already a lot of social networking websites out on the Internet, and yet, more and more people still wants to create their own social network. One probably good reason is that those already out for public use, still does not cover the niches you want, or some still do not have the features you are looking for.

One may also have an organization or friends from the same school, club, or company that you want to always keep in touch with and be updated with whatever is happening in their lives. People might be busy and so what better way to keep in touch with friends than a social networking site?

What is great about creating your own social network is that you have control over your content. You also have control of who joins your network and who you want to invite.

Before you decide to create your own social network, you may want to consider a few things first. First decide whether you want your network to be open to anyone who wants to join, or if it only by invitation that people can join. Another thing you should consider is your availability to work on and manage the network. If you are not sure of how much time you are willing to spend managing your network and gathering resources to add input and content to your network, better think again about creating your own social network. One should also know what features to include in the social network (forums, blogs, photo and video sharing). Another thing you should consider is the amount of information a user or a member should share. Know what kinds of information users should provide before they can join, and also, it is important to set privacy limits when it comes to these information. Set a limit on who can see user's information. Lots of people value their privacy and they may not want just about anyone to view their profiles.

One good tip you might want to consider when starting out with your social network is to look around and see what others are doing. That way you can get some pretty good ideas and you can even apply it on your own social network.
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