We all know Facebook has revolutionized the whole Social Networking business in the world. In the last few years a number of Social Networks have cropped up and the top ones like Facebook,Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Foursquare, Xing etc are getting bigger. Every brand wants to build its own social network of brand lovers and followers. There is a huge scope for building social networks for every niche , be it Dating, Sports, Movies & Entertainment, Gaming, Jobs, Health & Spirituality, Business Networking, Speed Dating, Travel etc. You name the niche there will be a niche social network available.
This could be a very lucrative business opportunity for wannabe or existing Internet Entrepreneurs. Every business has now realized they have to have a Social strategy in place to grow their customers and engage them to build a super cool brand.
Ok now that you have decided to start a Social network you must be thinking what software do I use. Well I would come to the point straight away and recommend a tried and tested software (PHP based), which I have used to build a few social networks and its called Social Engine . This is definitely the world’s best software today. I have known the founders when they started it few years back and now they boast of a great clientele. The product has evolved over the years and its definitely the best. I did try a lot of other social networking products software but the UI/UX and customization features of Social Engine is amazing . There are lot of other softwares in the market , but Social Engine is the clear winner.
There are a number of plugin options available to scale up your social network. There are 3rd party developers as well who are continuously building themes and plugins. There is a mobile version of the software available so targeting the mobile user base is very easy.
Some of the big name customers, including MasterCard, Shell, Entrepreneur.com,EA and NASA are using Social Engine to build niche networks . They recently launched a new, software-as-a-service, hosted version of its service, SocialEngine Cloud. The new cloud-based service lets anyone create a community website, including discussion communities and more.
Check out the Social Engine software.