Social Networking Sites

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.

Buddylist, Friends, etc. modules

There are two main contenders in the Drupal 6 "relationship" space as of July 2010: User Relationships and Flag Friend.

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jjjames's picture

Module Developer (or customize existing modules) and Social Networking Site Creation Consultant | DPN

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I am building a website and have come far along, but I need the following:
-A module (Mugshot) to be customized or based off to work with CCK, Views, User Profile
-Help Getting the "Social Networking Community" part of the site set up correctly (Organic Groups, Buddylist, etc)
-Help getting a Flex/Air app to be able to add nodes and comments to my site from remote locations (I'm having trouble with Logging In).

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mercmobily's picture

Drupal and OpenSocial, for real

Hi,

After completing a working Activity Log module, and what I consider a state of the art FriendList module, I am now about to start phase 3 of my project: making sure that Drupal is able to be an OpenSocial container.

After a bit of research, I found:

Drupal effectively ignoring OpenSocial is a huge problem, that needs fixing.
So, here is what I would like to know:

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urbanarpad-gdo's picture

Complete a social networking site | Client Specific

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I've spent a good deal of time working on a social networking site for a client. I started from scratch thinking it would just be a matter of installing a few modules and configuration. Man was I wrong. I've learned a lot more than I originally thought and I'm almost done with the site but I'm just done. I need to get this site completed and out of my way without leaving the client hanging.

The site, as it is, is here: http://myfishingfacts.abstractional.com

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Activity stream modules

Activity stream functionality (eg Facebook's activity stream) is an increasingly popular feature for social websites. It's also a very complex feature both in terms of functionality and architecture, so it's unfortunate that we've got developer fragmentation in this area.

Luckily, we have the power to collaborate! The goal of this analysis is to understand the differences of the main activity stream modules and ideally, spur cooperation between the maintainers on fewer projects, or to at least understand why four essentially competing projects are necessary.

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CSS Debugger/Theming Guru | Parents Magazine

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

I have a fairly specific request for a CSS/theming guru looking for a quick freelance project. We need someone to do CSS debugging and cross-browser compatibility work. The pay will be competitive.

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mercmobily's picture

Replacing the Activity module with Rules?

Hi,

I need to create a social networking site with Drupal 6 (yay). As a social networking site, there is obviously a need for an "Activity log" of some sort. The Activity module had its last commit abut 4 months ago -- and judging from the issue queue, that's not because it's immaculate.

Then, I read this message:

http://drupal.org/node/249927

I am not sure what "Content log messages" are. However, I was thinking: would a module that exports just:

1) A database structure
2) Rules integration to "add" a record and that's it

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Which version of user_relationships would you like to see maintained?

Still using 5.x-2.x
15% (9 votes)
Would like to see 5.x-3.x developed
19% (12 votes)
I'm on Drupal 6 and want a 6.x-1.0 release ASAP
63% (39 votes)
Other
2% (1 vote)
Not using user_relationships but another social networking module
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 62
mercmobily's picture

The new Friendlist module needs you! Please help testing "Rules" integration

Hi,

The new FriendList module is coming along nicely. I have finished the Views integration, which -- I am happy to say -- is really quite something. It took longer to integrate with "views" than it took to write the whole module!

Anyhow, I am now battling a new monster: "Rules". Rules' main developer is on holiday. So, no hard-core help there either!

If you know Rules, and would like to help me test what I did (and tell me how to test it...!), please hop here:

http://drupal.org/project/friendlist

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JimmyC's picture

Community Engineer | Media Refined

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Looking to add a community on top of an existing and established content site. Standard set of features expected as well as tailored to niche nuances.

US only - commuting ok. Please send examples and comp structure required.

Please send all inquiries to jim@mediarefined.com

User Relationship API vs Friendslist API

This wiki page is setup to define the differences between the User Relationship API (UR) and Friendslist API (FL).

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mercmobily's picture

New FriendList API

Hi,

I created a new API + module to manage Friend Lists.

http://drupal.org/project/friendlist

I am about to load it up onto CVS. Before then, please download:

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/friendlist.tgz

Before starting any discussion on the fact that we already have such APIs for Drupal etc. etc., PLEASE:

  • Read the project's page
  • Read the project's source code

So... if you are up for some testing, please come forward.

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allandk's picture

Drupal expert | Freke Aps

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

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BetterNetworker.com Launched - Social Network Joomla Conversion with 17,000 members!

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.

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Social networking showcase sites built with Drupal

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.

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Building SNS with and around drupal - Drupal Camp India

hi all
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.

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Changing directories

Is this possible. I want to work on my site in http://mysite.com/drupal/ and then when I am ready to launch move it to the root directory.

Is this possible?

yaph's picture

RIP Bloomstreet

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.

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Friends of Friends

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?

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thomjjames's picture

How do you promote your social network

Hi,

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?

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