I’ve recently installed Community Server over on Emailfriends.com as an experiment in social networking and to extend the user experience to Emailfriends.com. This platform is pretty cool and is 100% ASP.NET 2.0/C#. Everyone is used to running social networking apps with PHP/mySQL, so this will prove exciting to watch how it grows and handles user load.
I’ve decided to call the “experience” Friendspot. Just a nice collaberative environement for people to start a blog like WordPress, create a photo sharing gallery and to also participate in forums. No, I am not really taking on WordPress and Flickr, but I would like to see how something like that operates. What better way through experiementation.
Signing up through the site gives all users their own blog, image gallery and user account to use in the forums. I’ve set one up just to see how the thing works. You can even use themes for everything…forum, blog, gallery. really neato stuff.