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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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How to convince anyone of anything This topic was requested with a slightly different title: How to make a convincing argument. The word argument itself makes people think of lawyers or divorce proceedings, which isn’t a great start for helping them like what you’re going to say. It’s worth starting with the more positive word: convince. The goal is to persuade, to make them want to agree with you and feel happy, smart, or right, when they do. Social Media: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz Chapter 1 Introduction What is social media? Open Feint Brings Plug-And-Play Social Gaming Platform To Android Phones Last year, Aurora Feint launched a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint that has seen success in attracting independent iPhone game developers to its rapidly growing community. But Android also has potential as a vibrant social gaming platform with its growing community of gaming developers. Today, OpenFeint is announcing a soon to be released platform for Android apps. OpenFeint’s mobile social platform and application for smartphones includes a set of online game services such as leaderboards and achievements running in a cloud-based Web environment.

25 Best Social Networking Platforms to Start your own Service Social networking websites have been around since the mid-90’s, but in recent years, social networking has exploded across the web. The Web 2.0 initiative has made modern social networking sites increasingly popular and easier to use than the initial wave of sites that launched in the 90’s. It’s super important these days to have a presence on social media sites. Did you know that Facebook in 2009 had more than 300 million users, and roughly half of these logged in every day? I can also tell you that twitter attracted more than 22 million unique visitors every month and YouTube had more than 100 million users in the US alone. Do you think these numbers will grow in 2010? Awesome Visualization of Social Media Usage Around the Globe [In Want to know how many people are microblogging in Australia? Or uploading photos online in Brazil? Or writing blogs in the Netherlands?

What’s the cost of picking the wrong private social network platform? « David Nour Received the email below from Atlanta Business magazine and couldn’t help but to think about the “Relationship Currency” cost of picking the wrong private social network platform. Many companies with interesting concepts won’t remain viable, unless they start to deliver quantifiable value and as such, charge for their services. If you’re using “freebies” because they’re free, you may want to reconsider that strategy! Join us on RENetworks to learn more about the 400+ platforms we’ve evaluated in 22 distinct categories…

List of “White Label” or “Private Label” (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms, Community Platforms Important Update: Jan 2009 Before you do anything, first read this important update. Below you’ll find a list of over 100 vendors (and more in the comments) of vendors that offer commodity community software. Before I joined Forrester as an analyst covering this space, I started this list and it grew and grew. In 2008, I published a vendor product catalog that has details of over 50 of the vendors, beyond these listed descriptions. In Jan 2009 I’ve now published a Forrester Wave which segments the leaders that provide solution (service, strategy, and support) for enterprise class marketers (aka customer communities for the big brands).

Is It Time to Shut Down Your Website? Last Updated Jun 8, 2011 10:22 PM EDT Just last month, the U.S. State Departmentannounced that it was shutting down, the website launched to provide cultural and policy content to the world. Instead, the State Department will focus on using social media to get out its message. The aim is to communicate in a more interactive way with today's networked audiences around the world--like those blogging Egypt's revolution from Tahrir Square or documenting Syrian unrest on YouTube. Shutting down your website to communicate solely through social media channels might seem like a crazy idea for any large organization.

introNetworks Case Study introNetworks is a company that offers a Rich Internet Application which facilitates people connections through the creation of large categorized social networks. These connections enable better personal and professional development, team building, team collaboration and peer-to-peer support. The company chose WebORB for .NET, a cross-platform RIA integration solution, to increase application performance, scalability and time to market. Home Build a Social Intranet eXo Platform is an out-of-the-box social intranet solution. Rich collaboration features such as wikis, forums, calendars and documents are smartly integrated around activity streams, social networking and workspaces. It is carefully designed to instantly engage users. It runs within the trusted security of an enterprise platform and is highly customizable to adapt when your needs evolve.

How to Build Your Online Platform You have a powerful message inside. You’re bursting at the seams to get it out. You have endless inspiration and ideas. There’s only one problem – it takes time to build your online platform . So many people have this dilemma.