This is the group for people who want to discuss Drupal's social networking tools. These tools include modules like Buddylist, Organic Groups, Invite, FOAF, Private message, and so forth. Sites that currently do successful social networking are:
The goal of this group is to foster communication between the developers of Drupal's social networking modules, discuss roadmaps, and collect community input.
After about 4 months of development, we've launched http://www.betternetworker.com!
BetterNetworker is an online community for the network and internet marketing industry.
The original site was built on Joomla 1.0.13, along with community builder. The new community is now on Drupal 5.x.
Part of this build out involved converting all membership data, including friends, photo galleries, forum posts (from FireBoard), all content (6,000+ articles and videos), comments, statistical data, for over 16,000 users.
Since our site launch, we've gained over 1,000 members in a week.Read more
Hi, I've been developing some marketing materials for Drupal that provide examples of Social Networking sites built with Drupal. Examples of Drupal, Newspaper, Library sites in videos: http://blip.tv/file/912733
If you know of other Social Networking sites which should be added please add them to this wiki page.Read more
I spoke at drupal camp india on building social networking sites with and around drupal. Basically I wanted to share my experiences good/painful with social networking sites with drupal as platform. Below is the link to presentation I gave, As mentioned this was more experience sharing than "Teaching" where I majorly discussed existing module stack available and issues with them (as SNS enablers) and where did I hit the wall and how did I resolve it.
Bloomstreet.net one of the biggest German Drupal sites and probably the biggest German social network built with Drupal was closed a few days ago.
Bloomstreet was certainly not shut down because it was built with Drupal, but, as was reported by German media, venture capitalist Bertelsmann was discontent with Bloomstreet's growth.
I've gone about creating a SN site using 5.x. Obviously one of the features is a profile. There are a plethora of modules out there that will show me my buddy list or my calendar or my whatever. However I have found very few modules that will generate a list of friends of friends or a module that will generate a calendar based on the information supplied by the currently viewed profile rather than the profile of the person signed in.
So first off: what is the best way (using buddylist) to create a block showing the friends of a friend?Read more
I've just launched a new Drupal social network (http://drupalsn.com) and i'm now actively promoting the site, but i'm hoping to spark some debate as to how everyone out there promotes their social networking sites so we can share ideas and strategies and see which ones work best!
My personal view is social networks can be hard to promote, because you obviosuly want to drive traffic to your site but you also want sign ups. Does traffic automatically mean sign ups or do you need a more specific strategy?Read more
If you or your organization is developing in Drupal, please list yourself here. The aim of this post is to prepare a list of the organizations which are working on Drupal CMS. Thus if we want to organize a major event like Drupalcon in India in future, it helps us a lot to co-ordinate between all the organizations developing in Drupal.
How about organizing 'Drupalindia -0x' (x--year, of course!)
start listing yourself here, below this.
I would like to have a site developed that combines the following features: Digg-type ranking of text, image uploading, user groups and ecommerce. It is a social action-type of site. I would like to use existing modules for initial development to see if the concept catches on. If it does, I will invest in greater customization (including, for example, Facebook integration). Standard themes are OK. I have drawings which show the concept (although I am flexible with the actual look and feel).Read more
like everybody here, I'm working on the "next big thing" :) ... probably it will never go online, it's just for my diploma.
Anyway, the site is supposed to be a networking site for students studying abroad. Signing up, I have to choose a city (where I will go to). As a member, I have access to this public "city area" (let's say "everybody's Barcelona"), where people can share their knowledge etc. And there's got to be a private area (like "my very own Barcelona"), where every user can have his own blog, calendar, gallery, ...Read more
BabelUp is a social network for social activism. That is, it's a fun community to hang out in with friends and discuss global issues. BabelUp hosts forums, user blogs, image galleries, real-time chatting, groups, calendars, and lots of other features you'd expect to find in a well-designed (hopefully) social network.Read more
Our non-profit, The Collaboration Foundation, is a finalist for a $10,000 online 'Ideablob' grant. We need votes to win. The grant would be used to build an innovative non-profit Drupal social-networking site that will look something like this: http://collaborationfoundation.org/preview.html
Please vote here:
About The Collaboration FoundationRead more
Yesterday was Facebook's f8 developers conference here in San Francisco. They presented some great information about the new look (wider canvas pages, wider profile boxes, new feed options) and also Facebook Connect which will change the way Drupal sites share information with Facebook. They held a hackathon and honored several of the projects Facebook's engineers considered the best. And Drupal for Facebook was a winner (specifically, of a Sony PS3)!
Speaking of conferences, I've proposed a session about Facebook App development at the upcoming DrupalCon. It needs votes to make it into the schedule, so if you will attend the DrupalCon, please take a moment to vote for that session.
I'd also like feedback, and more votes, for my grant proposal. This grant could help fund Drupal for Facebook, thereby making it easier to use and up-to-date with Facebook's latest features. If you don't know about the Knight Drupal Initiative, you really should participate. All the proposed grants need review from within the Drupal community before being considered by the Knight Foundation. And if you have ideas that need funding, you really should submit your own proposal.
As a newbie to drupal and tasked with a project to create a social networking site I would like suggestions on documentation resources. The OG module seems very powerful ... but not very well documented. Any suggestion on how to get up to speed ASAP?
Hi, I have been looking at social networking sites that use Drupal and have not seen anyone that exactly matches my requirements.
My site has to have the following requirements I have not seen in other drupal implementations:
- The site has hard-coded groups that is assigned by the system administrator. Members can select to join one of these groups.
- Members can create their own groups that they can manage and control.
- Members can have their own blogs. Groups can have their own blogs.
Optional but extremely useful requirement:Read more
I'm building a student community and is blocked by this issue: how should I organize the student's profiles according to the "university-department-major-year" logic.
In fact, I'm looking for both the logic and the technique.Read more
I just wrote a new article called How I Survived a 2300% Traffic Increase With Drupal. It documents my experience with hitting the front page of Reddit, and some of the steps I took to make sure my site stayed online.
I also included some nice traffic graphs and statistics. If you ever wondered what kind of numbers to expect from a front-page link on a big social news site, be sure to check it out.
Just wondering, what modules are the best to use on Drupal 6 for a Social Network? The ones posted by Huitalk are mostly for 5.x...
Any help appreciated.
I am trying to figure out the best way to market a General Social Networking Website.
Some ideas which come in my mind are
Put banners on your earlier established website
Advertising on other websites
Trying to market on other big social networks like Myspace, Bebo, Facebook by creating a few groups or other method (please add your ideas)
Create some applications for other social websites.
Offering something pretty unique that all users invite their friends also.
I guess it won't be easy to SEO a general social network
can some one tell me what is the best approach for a non tech person to build a social networking site in China?
What is the best approach? I am not a tech savvy person.