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

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Features

Features are simply the functions that can be included or excluded from a social network. Each feature offers opportunities to connect and engage members of the network. Some features may be required in order to meet certain network objectives, while others are functions that may be expected by the community. Not all features will be part of every network; rather, features should be deliberately chosen to meet the needs of each network.
Let’s explore the specific features available from Ning. You’ll find all of these features available in other social network services, but in some cases—for example, SocialGO and KickApps—you’ll need to pay for a widget or service upgrade to access the feature.
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