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ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By : Andrew Siemer
Book Image

ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

By: Andrew Siemer

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Chapter 10. Groups

What are Groups? In the social network context, Groups allow users of your community to interact with each other around a common topic. Groups start bringing together our other, already created concepts. Items such as forums, blogs, images, and many other features can be better utilized from the group point of view.

Take forums for example. As a user of our community you can interact with the pre-created forums and you are able to post topics or replies to any public forum in the system. You hope that other users who have similar interests as you, or those who have an answer for your posted question, will stumble upon your post. Many people will see your post, some will reply. There is no guarantee that the right person will see it and even less guarantee that the right person will give you the response that you are seeking. If you are able to post your topic to a forum that is somewhat related to your interest, then your chances go up a bit.

On the other hand, with a group...