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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Preface

Social networking has quickly become a very popular activity on the Internet, particularly with sites such as Facebook and MySpace. When it comes to creating social networks there are many options to chose from, including off-the-shelf systems, making use of existing social networks (for example, building a Facebook application or creating a Facebook page), or building something yourself. While it may be easy to find existing solutions, the only way to have one looking and behaving exactly as you want is to build it yourself.

By initially developing a light-weight Model-View-Controller-style framework with PHP, which can easily be extended to give us a stable and solid platform to work with making common tasks easier and giving us a structure ...

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