flash-based social networking sites

5 Oct 2006 - 4:06pm
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Leslie Chicoine
2006

Funny you should ask. Microsoft recently released there own social
networking site, based in flash.
They are opening it up to Flash mods as well, and have an interesting take
on network levels.

Wallop.com

Jennifer, I will also send an invite to you.

-Leslie-

On 10/5/06, Jennifer Bove < jlbove at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Hello,
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> Does anyone know of any social networking sites / community centric
> sites that are built in flash?
> Good or bad, please send me urls.
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> Thanks!
>
> Jennifer
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5 Oct 2006 - 7:48pm
maya gorton
2006

I'm a fan of Faketown!
http://www.faketown.com

very cute-- draw your own creations and then sell them to other
people...or build a house and furnish it. Tons of cool functionality
around music and video too though i haven't explored it all.

maya

On 10/5/06, Jennifer Bove <jlbove at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Does anyone know of any social networking sites / community centric
> sites that are built in flash?
> Good or bad, please send me urls.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jennifer
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5 Oct 2006 - 11:30pm
Ashim
2006

Some of the flash-based communities which lets you create avatars are
WeeWorld <http://www.weeworld.com/>,
Cyworld<http://us.cyworld.com/main/index.php>,
Habbo Hotel <http://www.habbohotel.co.uk/>, Gaia
Online<http://www.gaiaonline.com/>.
One of my personal favorites is a relatively new service called
combots<http://www.combots.com>

These might not use all-flash interface (unlike wallop) but the main
features like chat and communications are built in flash.

Ashim

6 Oct 2006 - 7:14am
maya gorton
2006

Here's another one-- not sure how i feel about it but kids love it:
http://www.urbaniacs.com

The emphasis is on creating wacky avatars and playing games. There are
some great ideas in there, like a list of "Recently Sighted" people.
Again, not all of it is Flash.

Hope that helps,
maya

On 10/6/06, Ashim <ashim.s at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Some of the flash-based communities which lets you create avatars are
> WeeWorld <http://www.weeworld.com/>,
> Cyworld<http://us.cyworld.com/main/index.php>,
> Habbo Hotel <http://www.habbohotel.co.uk/>, Gaia
> Online<http://www.gaiaonline.com/>.
> One of my personal favorites is a relatively new service called
> combots<http://www.combots.com>
>
> These might not use all-flash interface (unlike wallop) but the main
> features like chat and communications are built in flash.
>
> Ashim
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3 Nov 2006 - 3:05am
Jan Koehler
2005

No but Drupal seems to be very popular.
http://drupal.org/node

On 10/5/06, Jennifer Bove <jlbove at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> Hello,
>
> Does anyone know of any social networking sites / community centric
> sites that are built in flash?
> Good or bad, please send me urls.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jennifer
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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3 Nov 2006 - 2:55pm
Josh
2006

http://www.tagworld.com

Tagworld is not entirely flash based, but they are doing some interesting
things with adding flash "widgets" on http://www.tagworldwidgets.com

Also, there's a company called Userplane http://www.userplane.com that was
recently purchased by AOL. Userplane is not a social networking site, but
they do provide some really cool flash-based ad-ons to sites like Chat
Rooms, Web-based IM, desktop and Web presence detection, and A/V recording.
They are (possibly "were", I'm not that current) used by Myspace, JDate,
Friendster, and a bunch of other sites for Web-based IM.

- Josh

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