Title

Netizar Social Networking Website

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Michael Doherty

Faculty Mentor Department

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Netizar is a social networking web project developed by a small team for a client with commercial interests. The website at its core displays profile information to a network of friends and allows for a user to post content to either their own profile or to a friend’s profile. Netizar contains elements from several social networking websites, such as the core functionality and style of Facebook, the AJAX dynamics and feed design of Twitter, and the professional orientation of LinkedIn. What sets Netizar apart from other social networking sites is the built-in grouping functionality. Users can use predefined or user-created groups to “tag” profile information and posted content to groups. These groups are formed by users putting friends into a group or groups. The user's friends can then only see user content or profile information posted to their group. This allows users to have a tighter control of their social networking privacy. The technical aspects of our project have been developed using PHP for server side scripting and Javascript for client side scripting. In addition, a database is required to store user information and store the permission settings that allow for group formation to be possible. By using these existing technologies, we are able to create a robust foundation for a social networking website.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

30-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2011 3:30 PM

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Netizar Social Networking Website

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Netizar is a social networking web project developed by a small team for a client with commercial interests. The website at its core displays profile information to a network of friends and allows for a user to post content to either their own profile or to a friend’s profile. Netizar contains elements from several social networking websites, such as the core functionality and style of Facebook, the AJAX dynamics and feed design of Twitter, and the professional orientation of LinkedIn. What sets Netizar apart from other social networking sites is the built-in grouping functionality. Users can use predefined or user-created groups to “tag” profile information and posted content to groups. These groups are formed by users putting friends into a group or groups. The user's friends can then only see user content or profile information posted to their group. This allows users to have a tighter control of their social networking privacy. The technical aspects of our project have been developed using PHP for server side scripting and Javascript for client side scripting. In addition, a database is required to store user information and store the permission settings that allow for group formation to be possible. By using these existing technologies, we are able to create a robust foundation for a social networking website.