O'Reilly logo

Elgg Social Networking by Mayank Sharma

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Social Networks and Elgg

J. A. Barnes, in 1954, coined the term Social Network to refer to a map of the relationships between individuals, indicating the ways in which they are connected through various social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds.

Little did Barnes know that, five decades later, social networks, with the Internet as catalyst, would change the dynamics of interaction. Social networking on the Web has dissolved boundaries around the traditional physical networks.

There's no dearth of social networks on the Internet. This book is about using the Elgg social networking platform to create, run, and manage your own social network. To understand why you'd want to do this as against to using ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required