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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by toby, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,

    I intend to create a social network site but right now i'm puzzle as to what features should I include inside.

    so what do you think are the features that I MUST include, and those features that I SHOULD include?
    SEMrush
    cheers,
    toby
     
    toby, Jul 30, 2007 IP
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  2. 8everything

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    You have facebook right? Have a look at the most used applications!

    I think a friends quiz of some sort might be used quite often ;) The "wall" on FB (message thing on Myspace on your profile) is a must of course!
     
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    dear myra, thanks' a lot :D, i was thinking of setting one simialr to facebook, lolz :D will let you see, dear :)
     
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    Yeah :p but you might want to take out the news feeds, its quite annoying!

    Oh don't forget the GIFTs option, that's really popular!!!!! :D (contact me if you want me to design some items for you :p)
     
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    aiyo, you should have told me! I got a guy from Scriptlance to do it for me.

    can you pm me your rate and sample? i need a few now as well.

    by the way, do anyone of you think having a friends update list useful? i.e. those available in friendster and hi5?
    toby
     
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    Friends update list is useful ;) but see how FB uses the "___ wrote on ____'s wall" that's annoying, most people just hide that :p so don't bother adding it! I'll send you a rate :p
     
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    you can make it social networking site cum dating site or I would suggest you to add a chat room there. :)
     
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    chat room is one good tips mate, thanks!!!
     
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    Chatrooms might work as well as discussion boards, you need those too Toby :D
     
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    I am also currently making a socail network:), What's the gift thing about?
     
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    Join facebook and you'll see. It's a function when you can give gifts to friends (that will appear on their profile page).
     
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    hey richer, may u pm me ur site? i mean ur social network site.
     
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    It's top secret :D and currently I am working on it 12hr/day.
    But if you have something kool in mind, Pm me.
     
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    Just a heads up, I know someone else making a social bookmarking site. There's hope I guess... FB is 1/2 the size of myspace :p
     
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    I would suggest being able to upload video as well as pictures, and have "video galleries".
     
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    that's one good suggestion as well :D, may be an intergration with youtube you think?
    it's gonna be harder to let user upload their video in raw format?
     
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    you MUST have all the features of the popular networking sites. Otherwise you won't compete. You should also have a niche or a new angle on social networking, a myspace clone just won't cut it.

    Tying in a social networking site to a content or service based site is also a very good way to differentiate. Try to provide some real value to your members rather than just trying to soak up marketshare.
     
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    Join the top social networks and find out what unique features each of them have, then combine what ones you think would do best into your site.
     
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    I think it's best to get a poll completed by people who use social networking sites heavily :) as they have better input! :D
     
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    Thats a good call... It might be a bit difficult, as many people normally only stick to one social network - but I could be wrong.
     
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