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    Thought to myself why not mix my love for socializing and geeky stuff. Zuckerburg made millions and he started in college or something x

    Any suggestions out there x

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    Zuckerburg is one of the lucky people who managed to come up with an idea and turn it into a reality at the right time. If he hadn't come up with the idea than someone sooner or later would've done so. Creating something better than Facebook will be a difficult task indeed.
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    (Original post by David B)
    Zuckerburg is one of the lucky people who managed to come up with an idea and turn it into a reality at the right time. If he hadn't come up with the idea than someone sooner or later would've done so. Creating something better than Facebook will be a difficult task indeed.
    Who wants to be a billionaire anyway... right!!! lol
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    Wow. A new Facebook? This is such a creative, unique, and revolutionary idea! I'm sure you're going to make millions! Good luck
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    Wow. A new Facebook? This is such a creative, unique, and revolutionary idea! I'm sure you're going to make millions! Good luck

    Ok but facebook is incredibly social! I mean u can only real interact with people you know. Its a closed eco-system and really doesnt allow you to express yourself like say Myspace did or tag does now... jus saying
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    make a facebook just for girls. You could call it girlbook. or girlbox or something. not sure what the point of it is. but you got to have an angle.
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    make a facebook just for girls. You could call it girlbook. or girlbox or something. not sure what the point of it is. but you got to have an angle.

    Also, the point was zuckerberg was bad at socialising. That's why he invented facebook.

    Find out what YOUR problem is and then make a business out of it.
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    Personally I think this site is more 'social' than facebook!!?? lol
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    I want to invent a new car like Aston Martin but better.

    Any suggestions out there x
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    (Original post by debz1231)
    Who wants to be a billionaire anyway... right!!! lol
    Yeah just over 1,000 people is all.
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    Try for example something like this: SportCentral.com
    You can check
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    I've always thought the Boeing 747s suck far too small. I could do better.

    So I thought why not mix my love for profit and holidays ! Anyone got any ideas ?

    BTW How does one go about creating a plane ? is it difficult ?
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    Lol, I hope you're joking right. You just 'want to make a site like facebook' created by computer scientists and engineers at the best universities in the world with millions of lines of code?
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    You'd need to come up with something totally different and find some kind of niche, it's difficult because so much has been done already with social media.
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    I don't have the full idea yet but part 1 is to not share parts 2 onwards on a public website.
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    Thank you for the replies.... even the slightly odd and strange ones. lol

    Actual suggestions would be most appreciated. I have found someone who started to build a social network site looks pretty cool. Asked me to look for some average people to test it out.

    Looking good so far......

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    (Original post by David B)
    Zuckerburg is one of the lucky people who managed to come up with an idea and turn it into a reality at the right time. If he hadn't come up with the idea than someone sooner or later would've done so. Creating something better than Facebook will be a difficult task indeed.
    True indeed, still I think it would be an interesting pursuit

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Kolasinac138)
    Lol, I hope you're joking right. You just 'want to make a site like facebook' created by computer scientists and engineers at the best universities in the world with millions of lines of code?
    Actually until very recently Facebook used legacy PHP not exactly rocket science neither all that stable and being open source there are programmers all over the place.

    Secondly you can build on a CMS like Drupal or Joomla... whatever. Scalable to many thousands.... and no my dear I'm not joking
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    (Original post by debz1231)
    Actually until very recently Facebook used legacy PHP not exactly rocket science neither all that stable and being open source there are programmers all over the place.
    You have no idea what you're talking about. Building complex, high-availability, scalable, concurrent web applications like Facebook is a huge task. That doesn't change regardless of what language you're using. Saying that, PHP is only used for the web presentation layer, which (in spite of being a mammoth job for a large, experienced development team), is only the icing on the cake.

    A feasible back-end application infrastructure for a web app with the complexity of something like Facebook is going to be a big enough job as it stands, but when you have a high-concurrency, eventually-consistent application that is accepting millions of requests a second, the normal third-party infrastructure components that developers take for granted, such as CDNs and datastores, don't cut it any more and you need to start customizing.

    You are now building your own graph database technology and eventually-consistent, decoupled read/write architectures and inventing new, innovate memcached, distributed content delivery mechanisms for efficiently reading and writing to and from hundreds of thousands of binaries a second over HTTP. You are now into the world where a "programmer" can't help you and you now need highly specialized architects - and you need the best ones in the world. Trouble is, you have no idea what you need because all you had was an "idea" and you're stumped.

    And, no, you can't solve the problem of high-scalability by installing Drupal (how you expect a CMS is going to help you build a social network I've no idea - the two things are completely orthogonal).
 
 
 
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