Ever thought about creating your own social network or escaping the usual suspects? You can build your own with zero knowledge.
For what seems like forever, I wanted to create my very own social networking site. At first, it was going to compete with Facebook, have reactions (before they invented it), and use open technologies. I started creating something with my custom PHP, I created the ability to register, log in and add friends. It was going great and my friends were playing around with it. A few bugs were being reported which I would try to fix, and a few months later, I got bored.
Last time I updated you guys on this, I only had a list of ideas and how it would initially pan out. I have now started the project and published the repo onto GitHub.
In my last post, I said how I would create a new open sourced social networking website and I would start out on the API.
A long while back, I said I would love to create and document making a social networking website using the Laravel framework, well that hasn't happened, like at all.
I've had a lot to think about when it comes to the where I want to take my website. Firstly, do I really want to take on such a big task of trying to beat Facebook on my own, when they have a huge team? The answer to that is no, no I don't. I have always had some great ideas with what I wanted to do, but the fact is, I couldn't carry this out on my own.
I've been wanting to make a social networking website for a long time, one which will rival the big guys. I also thought about maybe doing it following the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg by recording my steps live on my Blog and get feedback to what others think. That way, I can create something which everyone wants and unleash something which almost everyone will love.