Tag: social network

  • ActivityPub Test

    ActivityPub Test

    If you follow me, then I appologise for duplicating this post. You see, I’ve been testing the ActivityPlug plugin which allows you to connect your blog to the fediverse. It’s a very interesting protocol which opens up your blog to social following, interactions and comments. It’s fantastic, and I recommend people try it out. One…

  • A personal blog beats any social network

    A personal blog beats any social network

    Elon Musk buys Twitter As the news on Elon Musk buying Twitter has blown up today, people are looking for alternatives to the bird app. I know a lot of people have moved to Mastodon (including myself), and while it’s a fantastic alternative, it still doesn’t beat blogging. It’s a similar story for Instagram. As…

  • Inspired by automation and using Laravel Zero

    Inspired by automation and using Laravel Zero

    I recently read a blog post about coders programming themselves out of a job. It listed another article on someone using Node, and mentions automating the boring stuff with Python. Both of these languages aren’t something I use day to day, so they don’t interest me. However, what did interest me was the fact I…

  • VERO is a great place for bloggers

    VERO is a great place for bloggers

    I’m using Vero to share my blog posts, and you should too! We’ve all heard of the fallout between photographers and Instagram. The platform started as a place for sharing lovely stills, and moments in time. They eventually grew and allowed for video creation which is fair, and it was good for a while. The…

  • Blogging as a social network

    Blogging as a social network

    Ever thought about creating your own social network or escaping the usual suspects? You can build your own with zero knowledge.

  • The demise of social networks

    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…

  • Social Network API update

    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.

  • Social Networking site – Starting point

    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.

  • The beginning of our Laravel social network

    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.

  • Thoughts on my social networking site and what has changed

    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…