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shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

How would you construct next big social media site?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7181 points ) April 18th, 2010

After Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, etc., they’ll be another one soon enough.

What would you name it? How would it work or look like? Specific rules or regulations you’d have with it? This is hypothetical, so have fun with it.

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malevolentbutticklish's avatar

Just do it in a country which is behind in social media expanding on best practices established elsewhere.

rebbel's avatar

Start off with only letting people join who were so lucky to get invitations.
That way, half the world’s population wants in.
I know i did, with Orkut.
Make not just a Friends section, make three Friends sections: Gold, Silver and Ordinairies.

anartist's avatar

@rebbel like the a-list guests, etc?

rebbel's avatar

@anartist
I am not familiar with the a-list guests.
Etc.
What were they?

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I want to make a high society networking site aimed towards people who make over $100,000 yearly. I’ll be charging an exclusive subscription fee. Acceptance will also require a favorable credit score.
Rich people love paying lots of money for things that ensure they don’t have to associate with the “riff raff”

rebbel's avatar

Hey, @Captain_Fantasy , you noticed we both look in the same direction?

eden2eve's avatar

I’d like to see a Social Networking site that is more about sharing ideas and knowledge, such as this site does.

Facebook, to me, is a waste of time and energy. I’m occasionally interested in personal information that might be shared there, but I find the “Farm” and “Aquarium” and such sites tedious and very frustrating. I fail to understand why an adult person would waste their time with such frivolous pursuits. I also fail to appreciate the idea of accumulating “friends”. There are only a set number of people I care to apprise of my circumstances, or whose circumstances I want to know about.

YARNLADY's avatar

Tax protesters international

anartist's avatar

the crap on Facebook isn’t Facebook itself. They are applications Facebook is allowing.

Too late, FB is beginning to crack down on them and could eliminate them entirely if they weren’t whoring themselves away. Those apps, which are all basically data-miners busy collecting contact lists, and the ads are moneymakers.

my guess is Zuckerberg will take the money and run soon.

anartist's avatar

@rebbel [from wikipedia on celebrities] English-speaking media commentators and journalists will sometimes refer to celebrities as A-List, B-List, C-List, D-List or Z-List. These informal rankings indicate a placing within the hierarchy. However, due to differing levels of celebrity in different regions, it is difficult to place people within one bracket. A Nicaraguan actor might be a B-list action film actor in the US, but be an A-list star in the Czech Republic.

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