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I heart WordPress. It is great software and is a great open source software success story.

For those who aren’t familiar with WordPress, it is the blogging software that is running my site. I am happy with the decision I made to use it.

One of the great things about WordPress is it allows other developers to customize their own installation via plugins and themes. In reality, the possibilities are endless with what you can accomplish.

Automattic, the company who created WordPress and runs wordpress.com, has recently started BuddyPress. BuddyPress allows you to transform WordPress MU into a social networking platform. They have already created some useful plugins.

Even though I think this is an awesome project, I have one thing that I would love to see. I want to add these social networking features to an individual WordPress blog or have one WordPress MU installation communicate with another. I think everybody that wants to should be able to participate in social networks but do so from the comfort of their own web site.

There is lots to be said on that topic. But it’s late. More later.

One Response to “WordPress Adding Social Networking Features”

  1. Justin

    I couldn’t agree more. I think that the next big social network will be be totally distributed and involve networking blogs together. We’ve been having discussions and trying to figure out how to build plugins that will enable that functionality.

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