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Create your own social network with Joomla and JomSocial

Social Media is the trend of our time. Whether we want to ignore them or love them, at least we have to admit it. Social networks are the No1 hottest thing around the web, social media startups are attracting all the eyes upon them and whichever social network comes along, gets ultra-high attention from day one.

Whan happens though when you need to create your own? For instance, you may want to create a social network for your bar-cafe, conceptual and dedicated to your fans so you can get your social experience online. You can either choose to implement this within one of the existing media or you can build your own.

Surely, building something like Facebook from scratch is not very realistic, unless you have a couple of millions to invest. If you don't, you can settle with some cheap yet powerful tools, one being Joomla, the well-known open source content management system for building websites, enhanced with a special component called JomSocial.

Joomla is well know, runs in thousands of websites online and is a proved platform. There come times though when it needs to be enhanced by some extensions in order to gain extra functionality that the Joomla core cannot provide. JomSocial, will add a complete social network experience to your Joomla website.

You will have users, personal profiles, groups, personal walls, newsfeeds, photo galleries, personal messages, profile customization and many more features that will kick-start your social media site. Surely it will need some tune up and tweaks, but it the most complete and easy to install/use social media component for Joomla.

Also, you will need some guidance to set it up, so here is a webinar we found on YouTube from cloudaccess :

You can check out JomSocial here and its features here

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