Why turn a blog into a social network?

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Why turn a blog into a social network?

  1. 1. Why turn a blog into a Social Network ? with Nicola Greco BuddyPressDEV - bp-dev.org
  2. 2. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com What’s a blog ?
  3. 3. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com What’s a blog ? VISITORS ADMIN MEDIAs COMPANIES PEOPLE BLOG BLOGGER COMMENTS COMMUNITY CONTENT NEWS NICHE EVENTS
  4. 4. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com What’s a social network ?
  5. 5. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com What’s a Social Network? MEMBERS VISITORS ADMIN MEDIAs SURFERS COMPANIES PEOPLE SOCIAL NETWORK COMMUNITY CONTENT GROUPS UGC* MESSAGES BLOGS FORUMS FRIENDS MEDIA
  6. 6. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com What’s the difference ? A blog is a diary A social network is a community
  7. 7. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Blog + Social Network? MEMBERS VISITORS ADMIN MEDIAs SURFERS COMPANIES BLOG PEOPLE SOCIAL BLOGGER NETWORK COMMENTS COMMUNITY CONTENT NEWS NICHE GROUPS UGC* EVENTS MESSAGES BLOGS FORUMS FRIENDS MEDIA
  8. 8. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Why should i turn ? • Increase users, site • Start a social value and blog network from a blog relevance community • Create a new • Create a niche community about community your blog thematic • Create a business from a blog
  9. 9. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Why is better starting with a blog? MEMBERS VISITORS ADMIN MEDIAs SURFERS COMPANIES BLOG PEOPLE SOCIAL BLOGGER NETWORK COMMENTS COMMUNITY CONTENT NEWS NICHE GROUPS UGC* EVENTS MESSAGES BLOGS FORUMS FRIENDS MEDIA
  10. 10. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Why is better starting with a blog? We have CONTENT Something to start We have VISITORS => Future members We have COMMENTS Base of a community
  11. 11. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Why is better starting with a blog? Blog side Members side Community BLOGS UGC* MEDIAs CONTENT BLOG GROUPS CONTENT COMMENTS MEMBERS MESSAGES VISITORS SURFERS FRIENDS
  12. 12. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Case: Political Party
  13. 13. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Case: Political Party Blog side DISCUSSIONS The site is a newspaper EVENTS POLITIC Users can’t partecipate NEWS It’s a static site VISITORS
  14. 14. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Case: Political Party Blog side Members side DISCUSSIONS EVENTS The site is a newspaper COMMENTS POLITIC NEWS BLOG Users can comment RE CONTENT AD It’s a blog VISITORS SURFERS
  15. 15. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Case: Political Party Blog side Members side Community DISCUSSIONS FORUMS EVENTS OMM ENTS UGC* C MEDIA POLITIC NEWS BLOG RE CONTENT AD FAN POLITICIANS E EC OM MEMBERS B REGISTER VISITORS SURFERS BLOGS The site is a newspaper FRIENDS Users can partecipate everywhere MESSAGES It’s a social network
  16. 16. Nicola Greco* UGC* = User generated content BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Case: Political Party Blog side Members side Community DISCUSSIONS FORUMS EVENTS OMM ENTS UGC* C MEDIA POLITIC NEWS BLOG RE CONTENT AD FAN POLITICIANS E EC OM MEMBERS B REGISTER VISITORS SURFERS BLOGS FRIENDS Do i really need to switch? MESSAGES
  17. 17. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Can i turn mine in a social network ? Yes, If.. • ...your blog is not • ...you’ve good personal ( you should be a number of visitors rockstar ) • ...you want build a • ...you use WordPress! new community
  18. 18. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com How does it cost? ( basically ) FREE
  19. 19. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com How can i do that?
  20. 20. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com WordPress for blog We’re at WordCamp, i don’t need to explain what’s WordPress GPL
  21. 21. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com BuddyPress for Social Network It’s a set of plugins that adds social network features to WordPress MU GPL
  22. 22. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Before BuddyPress
  23. 23. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com After BuddyPress
  24. 24. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com Other platforms ? ( opensource ) • Drupal http://drupal.org • Elgg http://elgg.com
  25. 25. Nicola Greco* BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com I’m sixteen, so NO questions please I’m kidding of course! • BuddyPress Website: Nicola Greco* http://buddypress.org BPDEV - bp-dev.org nicolagreco.com • Nicola Greco: See you tomorrow http://nicolagreco.com http://bp-dev.org • Follow @nicolagreco on Twitter

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