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How to create a social network site like facebook?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Hawkster, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Hawkster

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    Come across a site recently that was set up almost exactly the same way facebook, anyone know of a place that allows you to do this with free hosting with ability to upgrade. Seen a few sites but none of them have a template anything like facebooks.

    Ive no plans to try and make money with such a site, just want to create a good social network for some sport fans i know
     
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    either you write it by yourself or you pay some one! but make sure you don't get in the same S@£$% like the former Fakebook establisher :cool:

    Programming skills is the key,- no i own mostly cooking skills and be very happy with ready made templates and so on lol
     
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  3. aakon7

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    You could use buddypress that is the most common route.
     
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    Purchase ebook on warrior forum...
     
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  5. monkid

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    Hi, you can easily create your own social network with ning.com

    A lot of people using ning to create their own social network.

    Hope that help :)
     
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  6. SPQR

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    In order to create a successful social networking site, you need luck. The reason everybody uses Facebook is because everybody uses Facebook. If you think of a unique Social Networking concept, you have the potential to make it big. Twitter became popular because of the easy 'tweet' function, and Facebook because it is flawless in many areas.
     
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    You can use some social engine/script like dolphin, phpfox...

    There are many good scripts last time I checked.
     
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    Damn, you need maaaany monkeys to invest into seo/hosting. And you must be pro at php css html mysql or similar programming languages..
     
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    I second buddypress
     
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    There are a lot of free similar platforms with facebook . Try to do a research
     
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    Take a look, maybe it was this one:
    http://codecanyon.net/item/phpdolphin-social-network-platform/full_screen_preview/5158794?ref=ergib
     
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    Damn FeePal monkeys.
     
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    I may suggest (Free) Dolphin of Boonex for community websites and you can use any Free Linux based web hosting provider you like for your new project.
    It will be wise to target a specific community for your social network, apparently.
     
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    If you cant even afford actual web hosting, you might want to step back and look at a smaller, cheaper project to start. You can make a very mutual income with CPA/PPD to invest into larger projects. Just my two cents.
     
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    I kind of like the idea!!

    you need to know Internet LAW, so visit some very good lawyers,- choose one.
    make yourself a breakdown of all social networks,-study them,-what they do,how they do, members offering,etc.the list is endless....
    A Bank you never asked for a Loan lol
    don't trust anyone till you haven't registered with the revenue!!! otherwise you just end up with maybe a tip from only $60 million!! ,-) do so and you will have more on your ACC as currently some GOV's.

    after that,If you are still alive, coz you didn't shoot yourself from all the brain breaking information :cool:
    and you are genius enough: you need a bunch of volunteers, unless you can employ them, to give you a hand with all kind of different set ups needs to be DONE! you can give me a call at that stage perhaps :439:

    hope you can follow and could help!

    as I said: I like the idea, BUT it will take a very lot from anything you haven't experienced yet (me too)
     
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  16. Hawkster

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    Excellent! phpfox seems to be what im looking for. Thanks.

    Thanks for all the replys everyone. Ive much to think about. Brilliant!
     
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    I've ever tried with Ning , but it did not work as I was expected
     
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    Try to use PHPFOX (this engine for profesional web) 90% like facebook interface :)
     
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    Well after doing a bit of research ive decided phpfox is what im looking for, Its going to cost me $300+ just to get started, but with a little brain power and some help from BHW i reckon i can make this work. Once ive fully worked out a plan i'll be back to share my journey with anyone who's interested.

    Wish me luck people.
     
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    Just remember many reasons people continue to use/stay on facebook

    addictive games.
     
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