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Word Press Social Network: BuddyPress


Yay! Finally – I’ve been waiting for this for at least a year. No clue what the features are, but I have my own list if they’d care to hear ’em: forum, subgroups, proper profiles, buddy lists, and so on. Yes I know WordPress has some plugins, I’ve tried ’em including the bridge for Blog-to-Forum but they are not up to scratch. Makers of WordPress soon launching BuddyPress:

hat tip: Dan Milward

Blogs are undeniably Social Network 1.0, and we are all aching for updated 2.0/3.0 features. It’s entirely possible that this will revolutionize citizen media, even though I don’t know the feature list but after all, it’s Automattic

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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