Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Active Social Webinars by Active Modules

Active Modules If you follow anything that I do, then you might have picked up on the fact that I am a big fan of Active SocialActive Social is a complete social networking solution for DotNetNuke®.  Out all of the available solutions for DNN that I could demo, this was the only one that just worked, with minimal set-up and had the best usability.  Needless to say, I am using this solution on a handful of sites, from a mission-critical travel website, to a simple family website.  It has worked great!*

* To be fair, I have of course had difficulties like we do with nearly any software product. But they weren’t anything that didn’t get resolved appropriately and timely.

One of the notable things about this solution is that it has a template and theme system built into it, that allows you to extend the look and functionality of the existing module.  In theory, you could completely change it to the point that you would recognize it being Active Social.  For example, if you’re building a book review network website, you could add a “view” to the implementation to support the addition and management of reviews from people within the social network.

As great as those features are, they are not for the faint of heart.  Not everyone will be able to just build a theme or view.  Luckily, Active Modules as come to the rescue!  They are offering two different webcasts to help get you started with Active Social.  If you are interested in any level of social activity on your website or a client’s website, then I suggest you check it out.  And get this… They’re FREE!  {happy dance}

Getting Started with Active Social

February 11, 2010 @ 2:00 PM EST – Register Now
Learn how quick and easy it is to add Active Social to your site.   We will walkthrough the setup and configuration of activesocial.com and show how to setup a site from scratch.

Building Social Networks and Online Communities with DotNetNuke®

February 24, 2010 @ 2:00 PM EST – Register Now
How can you make your site more "social?" Do you want to improve communication with your customers? Would you like to add more capabilities to your existing community? Are social tools a good fit for your site, your users and for you? We will look at what capabilities exist today within DotNetNuke along with administrative and maintenance tasks that you should consider. We will also review what modules and widgets you can easily add to your existing site. Then we will show how you can interact with other popular social networking tools. Finally, we will walkthrough how you can leverage DotNetNuke and various modules to build your own social networking site.

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