How to run a small social network site for your friends


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How to run a small social network site for your friends Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I…
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How to run a small social network site for your friends Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I…
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The videochat onboarding with an intro to EVERY other person in the social system!
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How to run a small social network site for your friends

Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I think Friend Camp is a really nice place, and my friends seem to agree that it has enriched our lives. I'd like to see more places like Friend Camp on the internet, and this document is my attempt to provide some practical guidance as to how you might run a social network site like this.
Friend Camp is an intentionally small social network so the home page doesn't look like much if you don't have a login. You can read some of our policies if you like.
Who this guide is for

If you're tired of Facebook or Twitter or wherever else and have thought that there's got to be a better way, this is for you.
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3 days ago by Quercki
Who this guide is for

If you're tired of Facebook or Twitter or wherever else and have thought that there's got to be a better way, this is for you.

If you currently run a social network server for people besides just you, using software Mastodon or Pleroma or whatever else, this is for you.

If you have some programming experience, this is for you.

If you have no programming experience, this is for you.
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3 days ago by craniac
Super useful guide
4 days ago by ferdinandsalis
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Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I think Friend Camp is a really nice place, and my friends…
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5 days ago by theory
Kind of rad when a buddy like gets mentioned in
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5 days ago by dariusk
Just what it says on the tin.
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7 days ago by Brandonshire
"This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies."
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7 days ago by garrettc
Super useful guide
7 days ago by probablytom
How to run a small social network site for your friends
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7 days ago by micktwomey
Super useful guide
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How to run a small social network site for your friends
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7 days ago by masukomi
How to run a small social network site for your friends Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I…
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8 days ago by mathewi
This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies.
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8 days ago by my-flow
Since August 2018 I have run a social network site called Friend Camp for about 50 of my friends. I think Friend Camp is a really nice place, and my friends seem to agree that it has enriched our lives. I'd like to see more places like Friend Camp on the internet, and this document is my attempt to provide some practical guidance as to how you might run a social network site like this.

Friend Camp is an intentionally small social network so the home page doesn't look like much if you don't have a login. You can read some of our policies if you like.
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8 days ago by rtopitt
This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies. This is because the big problems with social network sites are not technical: the problems are social problems related to things like policy, values, and power.

There are still some areas where technical progress is needed, and one section of this document discusses some of those areas.
Running a social network site is community building first and a technical task second.

And while community building is hard work, it's often worth it.

This is my pitch to you: using big social media sites is easy, but you pay a steep price for it. You should consider running your own site, which is harder, but can be extremely rewarding.
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8 days ago by cogdog
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