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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Chapter 4. Sharing Content

People use social networking and social media sites to share things: photos, videos, family news, and more. This chapter covers the four major tools for sharing content that are distributed with Elgg:

  • Blogs
  • Bookmarks
  • Files
  • The Wire

We saw a quick overview of them in the previous chapter, but now we dig in and see what they can do. The tool reviews are broken down into four sections:

  • Creating and uploading content
  • Finding, viewing, and commenting on content
  • Exploring use cases for the content sharing tool
  • Possible customizations of the tool

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