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Social Media websites have taken over the web drastically and this has affected web builders/ designers everywhere. With the success of websites like Twitter, Reddit, Digg and so forth many builders have began to adapt social media quality features into their very own web sites. Following is the list of the important features of a social media website:

User profile and login

This is the commonest and essential function of a social networking website. There may be numerous strategies for setting up a user management system. It all is determined by components corresponding to - what language do you wish to construct your website in? How many ranges of entry do you want? Do you need to use a pre-present answer or create a new one?

For a extra fine tuned methodology, PHP is the most effective to construct an authentication system. You can even use Content Management Systems (CMS) like Drupal should you wish to spend much less time. Other CMS like Joomla and Wordpress can be used.

Invite a friend

Social media = viral. One of the most effective methods to go viral is by the "invite your fiend" script. This can either help you find and hyperlink contacts who are already member of the social media website or invite contacts who aren't a part of the social media site. Having your customers promote your product is one of the simplest ways of advertising (and is free as nicely).

Activity Stream

Facebook was the first one to introduce exercise streams to their consumer profiles. After that the idea has gone mainstream. This feature on a site adds a lot of engagement ("sticky" factor) and keeps visitors for longer. Joomla has a consumer feed plugin to add this function to your website. You can also use Drupal which uses an activity stream module to perform this.

Recommendation Engine

All of us have come throughout "People you may know" and "really helpful pals" feature on a social networking website. This is a wonderful method to increase engagement and exercise. The characteristic can be constructed on the slope one algorithm (Drupal has this feature).

Private Messaging

The usability of private messaging lies somewhere between emails and actual time prompt messaging. It's a easy layer of performance that makes speaking across a site simpler, and one of the best half is that it is already constructed-in to many CMS scripts.


Digg drives a large portion of their visitors from voting widgets (digs) that people can place on their on web site (tweet for twitter, share this for Facebook etc). By including a widget to your social networking site you're growing its viral factor. The widget often derives from a easy piece of JavaScript (or Flash) and may be made utilizing RSS feeds or API calls.

Multiple Ways of Viewing Data

Adding helpful navigation that highlights different ways of viewing knowledge like tales and statuses increases clicks in your website. Example: Popular stories in final 24 hours, upcoming stories, popular stories in final one yr and so on. Everyone has different views and permitting folks selection in viewing your web site is an incentive to keep them coming back.