Today we were delighted to discover mixxt being awarded “Website of the Day” on IDG’s IT and Media news portal. This is a real treat for us and of course we think we have deserved it.
As it seems our 1-minute creation process for starting your own community is not only popular among users. We would like to say thank you and we will try to earn our next awards with further hard work, good updates and useful new features.
Our 1-Minute-Creation process is online! We have gathered all required information and settings for starting your own community with mixxt on one single page. This process has often been requested by our users, partners and friends, and today we are thrilled to present the results:
As usual, there is a small box on the main page of http://mixxt.com/ which leads to the creation process:
After clicking “Continue” the sesame opens and the 1-Minute-Creation page leaps into view. Network creators can instantly set the respective options for category, privacy or design and choose the features they’d like to start their community with. After accepting our terms of service, the brandnew Social Network is just one click away.
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Very early this morning we have updated our system to a new version (0.17.0). It is called “dawn” and comes up with a Content Management module, collaborative photo albums and a 1-minute network creation process (which is described in an extra blog post).
The news about the photos can be described briefly: Users now have the option to open their own albums to other members and allow them to add photos as well. This is highly suitable for images which are taken from different users but represent the same topic. Imagine for example photos of an event like a concert or a conference that can now be stored and shared in a common place. You find these settings in the “edit mode” of each album.
By introducing the Content Management, we have created another module besides blog and wiki for writing and managing texts and other content. In the past, we often realised that both blog and wiki have been “missused” for other uses than they were actually invented for. Several networks use the wiki for static pages which can only be edited by the admin (or a few moderators) and include a certain amount of multi-media content. Blogs were also missused for this, e.g. by configuring them as an “admin-only” blog named “news”. In our point of view, blog and wiki can be used much more collaboratively and dynamic as they are now in some communities and should be open for a greater group of writers and editors.
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