I am looking to develop a new social networking website and I've been looking around the market for some open-source options. Anahitapolis appears to be a good option and I like that it is local to me (I'm in Vancouver). However, I'd like to explain my project to you and see if you can let me know if it can cover the site's needs.
The project I'm working on is a social networking site designed to make it easy for members to organize rallies and protests, discuss and debate world events and have their own voice. These days, it had become cool to be politically savvy and we'd like to give people a way to get their opinions out and learn.
So, your platform obviously has the ability to provide profiles, forums and can connect between Facebook and Twitter, which is what I need. I also need:
- Individual and organization type profiles that can be customized and personalized based upon member's personalities or needs (like MySpace).
- Groups that members can create and add people to based around shared interests.
- Keyword connections that allow member's interests to be link highlighted and used to find people, groups or articles related to the subject.
- A News widget that will allow members to add their favorite news articles to a list on their profile, so they can be easily found for reference and can help profile visitors understand what's important to that member.