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What's the best script to use for starting a Social Network?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by aceshigh888, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. aceshigh888

    aceshigh888 Newbie

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    What's the best script to use for starting a Social Network?

    I was looking at this comparison chart on Wikipedia if you look up: Comparison_of_social_networking_software
    but it's really hard to decifier what's the best option

    I mainly need the software to be able to do a few things:

    1) login using facebook and or other social media apps

    2) have the function to request that the user allow access to their various accounts, namely there Gmail contacts. (ie: see if any of your gmail contacts are also on this social network) ...(that kind of thing that you see poping up everywhere).

    3) Be open source / php / MySQL

    4) have the most add on's, features, support, and free to use.

    5) Something with the best scalability. I want something that can support a lot of users and also give me the capability to make modifications later. (ie: if I needed to migrate things to my own server, or some other major task; I won't end up stuck later on)

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    Any Suggestions???? :cool:
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  2. Halilovic-Squad

    Halilovic-Squad Regular Member

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    as i had to research that topic too lately, reading your post makes me think if you did do a research on that topic already?
    there is lots of usefull and informative content around the web reviewing that topic. they all have there pro`s and con`s of course and it kind of depends on what use you will be making of this.

    as you will have to make a decision on your own in the end anyways, you could have at least researched that topic on your own and then just list the one/ones you tend to prefer here. so users here could share their experience with the scripts - or do you think anyone would want to list all the possible solutions here for you with a little overview of it`s feature`s (also regarding scaleability, stability, security etc.)?

    mentioning the ones you might want to consider here and asking specific questions about them would be easier/less work for users to discuss this with you. therefore it of course would be (more) helpful to you also.
     
  3. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    friendica or diaspora google those two and read about them, both are open source very mature social networking frameworks that can do a lot
     
  4. bizhack3r

    bizhack3r Registered Member

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    I've heard ning is very good
     
  5. Aiza77

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    While I cannot tell you which is the best to construct a social site, I can tell you b/c my brother is building one from scratch to AVOID drupal at all costs. Apparently many of the modules have flaws, and when you add one module it can cause a conflict with another module.. it's a real headache.. just avoid Drupal at all costs.
     
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    Haha yes, Drupal should have died out years ago. Why is that thing still alive?!
     
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    buckierodgers Newbie

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    I am using oxwall for a small site. still in early stages but seems to work well and easy to operate.
     
  8. Bearthepanda

    Bearthepanda Newbie

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    I recommend you stay away from all the clone sites ,and get one maded from freelancer
     
  9. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    Don't use Drupal, Joomla (or it's plugins), def not ning lol and stay away from buddypress. I have used them all and they are horrible. I get a lot of traffic and they can't scale well.
     
  10. CoolAdvisor

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    I prefer ning above all
     
  11. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    Sorry, but I would disagree with Drupal not being able to scale (if you mean for traffic). I think Whitehouse DOT org gets a visitor or two. Joomla also has plenty of larger sites using its platform, Harvard and of course the Joomla orgs website itself. What is true that some module developers create modules that might conflict with another's. These do not go through the same checks and release restrictions that core code (of any of the CMSs discussed here, and even WP) go through for release. This is not a detractor from the main CMS capabilities but a reflection on the fact that not only does each dev of a plugin have his own objective's but these ARE NOT checked against the objectives of every other plugin developer or even sometimes core code contributions.

    So while I do acknowledge that EVERY CMS has a habit of being imperfect, I would not call any of them horrible. You could be digging into your PHP toolbox yourself and cobbling together the HTML and CSS in a frustrating bundle of reinvented wheel on your own.