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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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Part 2
Shopping for a Social Network Service
Fortunately, you don’t have to max out your credit card to start a social network.
In fact, many services offer free options that will only cost you time and effort. However, there are many options, and we’ll talk about some of the most popular, from KickApps, Ning, and BuddyPress to ONEsite, Wall.fm, and SocialGO. We’ll also explore the extra costs you might incur for enhanced back office support, mobility, or other specialized features.
No matter which social network service you select, you’ll want to sign up armed with a good understanding of the features that are important to your community. From photo sharing and tagging to event planning and blogging, social networks can do lots of different ...

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