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Nine Ways to Build Your Own Social Network

Nine Ways to Build Your Own Social Network
The news may overflow with stories about the social networking giants, such as Facebook and MySpace, but a horde of companies are doing their best to reduce the fundamental features of these websites to mere commodities. These up-and-coming companies provide so-called “white label” social networking platforms that enable their customers to build their own social networks (often from scratch) and to tailor those networks to a range of purposes. The idea of white labeling a network is to make the platform provider as invisible as possible to the social network’s users and to brand the network with the builder’s identity or intent. While definitions of “social networking” may vary, social networks are primarily defined by member profiles and some sort of user generated content. There are roughly three types of companies that have emerged in the space of white label social networking. More details on each are below. Ning KickApps KickApps’s advertising scheme is particularly unique. CrowdVine

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Social Media: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz Chapter 1 Introduction What is social media? How to create multi-page Logins Some websites like banks or business admin portals employ multi-page login systems, usually as a security precaution. The theory is that these systems make it more difficult for a malicious hacker to use scripts and other tools to try and break into someone’s account. It is possible for you to still use 1Password with many of these sites, though you will have to create multiple Logins — one for each page of the site’s login process. The best practice we have found for multi-page login systems is to develop some kind of a naming scheme for each one, like “Bank 1,” “Bank 2,” “Bank 3,” etc. This will keep your Logins organized and easy to use for each step of the process when you want to log back in. Before we get started, click the 1Password button (a key icon) in your browser’s toolbar, select Settings > Logins, and ensure that the “Ask to save new logins” box is checked.

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TC50: Simply Add A Social Network To Any Site With Stribe The idea of adding a social network to any site is a compelling one. Currently, most sites do this by creating their own networks using service like Facebook Groups and Ning. But those obviously aren’t actually your own site, they are other sites set up under your site’s name. Stribe’s goal is to move the network back onto your site. The service, opening to the public today at Techcrunch50, provides a free and easy way to place a social networking layer over any site. This layer exists on your site in the form of a bar at the bottom of the page.

Single sign-on Single sign-on (SSO) is a property of access control of multiple related, but independent software systems. With this property a user logs in once and gains access to all systems without being prompted to log in again at each of them. Conversely, single sign-off is the property whereby a single action of signing out terminates access to multiple software systems. As different applications and resources support different authentication mechanisms, single sign-on must internally translate and store credentials for the different mechanisms, from the credential used for initial authentication. Benefits[edit] Benefits of using single sign-on include:

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