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

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The Members Feature

The members feature is the address book or membership directory for those that have joined the network. In some networks, the directory is open and everyone can see every other member. In other networks, only limited information is available to all members—usually a person’s name, location, and brief description—and full information is available to those members who have confirmed their acquaintance through a friend connection. This membership roster can help show members of the network that they are part of a community. This feature is helpful for both administrators and users to connect with members of the network.
The “everyone-knows-everyone” model works best for smaller communities where members are more likely to know ...

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