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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Existing social networks

There are many existing social networks available, some of which are already very popular and have some excellent features. Let's take a look at the most prominent features of some of these more popular sites.

Facebook

Facebook (www.facebook.com) is very much a global social networking website for everyone over the age of 13. It started out for students at Harvard University, branching out to all the universities, and now available for everyone. Features available include:

  • A customizable profile
  • Users can update their statuses
  • Users can connect with other users by adding them as "friends"
  • Statuses of friends can be commented upon and users can indicate that they like a particular status
  • Friends can post messages to each other's ...

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