At this point, we are all familiar with Myspace.com.
If someone you know has never heard of Myspace, chances are they probably still have an outhouse and they think the internet is something to be used in their “cement pond”.
For those people, let me give you a little bit of history. The year was 2003, (just play along) Martha Stewart was indicted on perjury charges, Lord of the Rings reigned supreme and Ruben Studdard became our new American Idol. Ah, the memories! Okay, it wasn't THAT long ago. Well in 2003, a few friends started the social networking website, Myspace, that has grown to be one of the most visited sites on the internet. It has even become cooler to have a Myspace page than it ever was to sell your soul on ebay. That’s how powerful it is folks!
Myspace is a place that gives you a free customizable webpage that you can add pictures, music and information about yourself on. You can begin to add friends and build up your network throughout the Myspace community.
Myspace has achieved its success from the broad reach of it’s network. It membership stretches across the globe with approximately 100 million members from every walk of life. Every member automatically has co-founder Tom Anderson (Hello Mr. Anderson) a.k.a. Tom added as their friend. This has caused Tom to become very popular and has given birth to a few humorous theories about him. One theory being that he is indeed the Anti-Christ of the internet. Neither I, nor the American Inventor Spot team, have that opinion. We feel Tom is a friend to the world who comes in peace and we love him. In early 2005, Myspace was sold to News Corporation for over 500 million dollars. Even though the dot com boom is over, Myspace has proving that you can still make a fortune on the internet from something innovative. Would you like to create your own totally independent, social network site and say goodbye to Myspace?
PHP Fox Portal
Now anyone can create their own social network site similar to Myspace but with more features. PhpFoX Limited has taken the concept of network site integration to the next level with phpfoxportal. All you need is a website with the necessary installation requirements and an idea to begin.
Large websites can utilize the phpfoxportal to enhance their site by allowing visitors a chance to actively be a part of the site instead of just viewing it. This is the perfect solution for a company that wants to offer its employees something entertaining yet business viable. Someone could counter the market with a network devoted to one specific thing opposed to everything in general. I could envision a nightclub offering its guest their own page where they could keep up with the establishment and other party goers. As a webmaster, I see the advertising potential in such a community to cover the cost of hosting. This software allows you to limit membership if you choose to have just a private community for friends and family.
Since the phpfoxportal boasts that it offers over 100 features, I will only go over a few of them.
• Shout box
Many websites have incorporated shout boxes which allows users to leave messages for others to read in real time. Everyone who has access to it can read and send messages. It’s like a chat room you can enter into specifically for the site it’s on integrated into the site.
• Featured Images
Random images will be displayed on the pages you choose to allow others the chance to view members pictures. This will help promote users simply by displaying their pictures.
• Create Quiz
Each member can create their own quizzes to display on their page for others to answer. There is also a random quiz feature that will display a quiz from a member at any given time for others to see.
• Top Requested Songs
The top requested songs by members will be featured on the sites music page along with new releases and featured songs.
Members can choose what style the site is viewed in by using the convenient dropdown theme menu.
• Admin Panel
The entire site is controlled with an easy to use admin control panel.
Every aspect of the site is at your disposal to be configured the way you choose. If you were to purchase all of the features included in phpfoxportal individually, you would easily be looking at spending thousands of dollars and countless hours of time. The same holds true for hiring someone to develop and implement them on your site. In closing, I find these types of new innovations powerful and this is what’s needed to advance the internet as a whole. Visit phpFoX- Creating Communities Site below for more information.
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