This week on WPblab we talk with Eric Tracz & Brad Bihun of PeepSo about how you can build a social network on your existing WordPress website. This week on WPblab we talk with Eric Tracz & Brad Bihun of PeepSo about how you can build a social network on your existing WordPress website. Why do we need a social network on WordPress? We all live in our own little niche communities we can translate that into online communities with very detailed content that is relative to a very specific group / niche Facebook groups are great, but you dont get the feeling of a small close-knit community that you would from a social network built on a niche site There are a lot of people that prefer not to post/share on Facebook due to privacy When you create your own community, you have more control and you can empower your users they can help each other and answer questions or give advice to fellow community members Private social communities can be especially useful for people who want to share sensitive and private information (such as communities built around a support group) Building community takes time and effort regardless of the method you choose. No matter where you build community, you have to be welcoming. You need to greet people; you need to genuinely care. People can tell if you arent authentic. Its important to keep in mind having proper security on your website if youre going to implement a social network/community https is a necessity If you need to really lock things down and keep them private, you could take the approach where only members can invite new people to join, that way they are already known and they can vouch for them. You could also charge a nominal fee for membership to keep things more exclusive. PeepSo White paper free download The Secrets of Successful Online Communities https://peepso.com/docs/PeepSo-TheSecretsOfSuccessfulOnlineCommunities.pdf When building a community, try to think ahead about what you will need and the next evolution of your site. Will you need forums, will you need chat? Try to think of the future and not just what you need right now. You have a choice as the website owner whether or not you want to build a community around transparency with users sharing their real names or anonymity with users relying on screen names For examples, check out the PeepSo website, which uses the technology they will also be creating a Community Showcase in the next couple of weeks. There are also demos available on the site. PeepSo | Open Source Social Network Software https://www.peepso.com/ PeepSo on the WordPress Plugin Repo https://wordpress.org/plugins/peepso-core/ _________________________________________ Thanks for helping with our show notes! Cheryl LaPrade @yaycheryl Sherie LaPrade @heysherie James Tryon @jamestryon Twitter – http://twitter.com/wpwatercooler Blog/Website – http://www.wpwatercooler.com Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/wpwatercooler Podcast RSS Feed – http://www.wpwatercooler.com/feed iTunes – wpwatercooler.com/itunes Stitcher – http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wpwatercooler Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/wpwatercooler Google+ – https://www.google.com/+WPwatercooler
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Building a Social Network #20: Mention Notification Fanout #golang #sql
Part 20 of building a social network for anime and manga fans. CockroachDB as the SQL database and Go as the back-end language. When creating a post or comment, we extract all the @mentions and notify each user but the creator of the content. This is done thanks to the mentions lib by Geofrey Ernest. https://github.com/gernest/mention It is not documented on the repo, but this lib accepts a list of “terminators”. That’s why I added some punctuation. Note that I don’t plan to support hashtags for now. Repo: https://github.com/nicolasparada/nakama #golang #sql
- Two tales of privacy in online social networks 2013 IEEE
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David Friedman is a friend who likes to talk about how social networks and social interactions can support innovation. The challenges are dual. One, how do we get the right talent together? Two, how do we get these talented individuals interact in the right ways?
Crowd-sourcing lets individuals generate ideas, but better innovation can come from the interaction of people with a diverse set of skills and interests. How can such a group of strangers, be assembled, and how can it function well together and be productive in a minimal amount of time?
The quality of results in collaboration problem-solving is a function of two variables: the diversity of input and the quality of the interactions among the people. Suppose we could bring together many diverse people and use outstanding group problem-solving methods. Presumably, they would get better results than a relatively small group that works well together — such as a good team — or a diverse set of individuals who do not work together.
Here are some examples of collaborations that bring together larger groups than teams and also use methods that allow individuals to work together
(1) Innocentive. This well-known platform for solving problems works when individuals who think they have the answer to a problem can submit and be paid if their answer is selected. Most of these problems are solved by an individual who sees fairly quickly that he or she has some knowledge that can be applied to the problem. Not much teamwork is at work.
A friend of mine, David Friedman, talks about Innocentive Chinese style, which is a reference to groups of participants in China collaborating to decide upon which problems to attack. The variety of problems they attack comes from the stream of Innocentive problems.
In Good to Great, Collins and Porras write about getting the right people on the bus and then determining the appropriate strategy. By taking advantage of the stream of Innocentive problems, the Chinese groups have gathered the right talent and can also look for the problems that this particular assemblage is best positioned to solve. The laws of probability suggest that his method will yield greater fruits than what individual Innocentive participants can do.
The popular Netflix Prize challenge produced ever larger groups of collaborators as it neared its end. As the teams grew, they were able to use traditional, novel, and collaborative problem-solving techniques from larger groups that in some ways were unique to the problem. They mathematically combined algorithms (their solutions to the problem) to get better results.
Open Space methods bring people with a stake in the problem together and then let them work together on what they believe are the important elements. They yield results that cannot be easily predicted but are very powerful.
Polymath was a high-level mathematical collaboration that yielded outstanding results through open collaboration of many individuals. Conducted on a blog and guided by a set of rules that encouraged participants to share ideas that were not complete but upon which others could build (or refute), Polymath promised to yield optimal ways to structure their interactions.
- PR, Search, and Social Media must collaborate for an effective marketing campaign at SES London 2011