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Community software

Build relationships with your customers and create a fan base; ready-to-use with our web hosting.

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Make a social networking website

Build a community for your company, university, sports team or niche group by using one of our selected apps with your 123 Reg hosting package.

Using a social network makes communicating with friends, customers and influencers much easier and fun. It allows you to create a powerful social hub for your organisation without having to be a technical wiz. Members will be able to create profiles, post messages, make connections and interact with new people based on their interests. You can even create open or closed group discussion forums where users with the same interests can engage in conversation.

What are social networks?

If you’ve ever updated your Facebook status, posted 140-character messages on Twitter, shared photos via Flickr or made a business contact through LinkedIn, then you’ve used at least one social networking website. But what exactly is it used for?

It’s an online platform that focuses on building connections between people who share the same interests, passions, backgrounds or are part of the same company. These sites allow users to share ideas, events, and activities within a particular group of connections.

With online community software you can build a social network and connect with friends, family, university colleagues, business contacts, customers or work colleagues. While it’s a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family, more and more businesses have started to tap into the power of online communities to reach their target audience.


Why make a social network?

It’s not just engaging but it’s also a great channel for meeting people with similar interests. In addition, when it’s used correctly it can be a very effective tool for entrepreneurs and businesses that are looking to acquire new customers.

They are also very easy to use. You create a profile, add friends or connections depending on your interests and then join groups where you start engaging in conversation. Some social networks also allow you to create your own blog, making it easier to keep people informed on what you’ve been up to or what interesting articles you’ve been reading.

Most sites also provide a variety of widgets, allowing you to add slideshows, photo galleries, guest books, events calendars or videos to your group posts or to your blog.


Which community software can I use?

With the Business and Unlimited hosting packages from 123 Reg, you can download and use any of the following apps that allow you to build a social network easily:


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