introduces a whole new level of visitor engagement - SocialSite™. With
the release of the new SocialSite Social Media Platform, site
administrators can easily integrate social networking and social media
functions to any Platformic Enterprise website. Website visitors can
create their own user profiles, comment, and recommend content to other
users. Website visitors can also blog as well as add their own rich
media content, including photo galleries and video. Site members can
invite their friends and send messages to each other based on
customizable privacy settings. Comments, recommendations, and ratings,
like all other user-generated content, are associated with each
SocialSite People profile and can be found by using Platformic’s
SiteSearch. SiteSearch displays ALL of your article-based, user-based,
and rich-media content when you conduct a single, straight-forward
Social media is the most effective tool for
enhancing both the awareness and image of your site and brand. Now, more
than ever, visitors, fans, and customers want to be heard and empowered
while interacting with your web site. By allowing users to interact
with content on your site and with each another, site administrators and
business owners are able to gather valuable feedback directly from the
target audience and use that information for monetization, reputation
management, and brand enhancement.
Platformic has assisted the owners of thousands of websites realize their online goals. From the single broadcast media site to one of the largest hosted content management platforms in broadcast media, we have come to understand how to provide solutions with high availability and scalability. Hosted in a secure, redundant data center and backed up continuously, we provide assurance to organizations that their data is safe and secure. Coupled with ample bandwidth and CDN partners, the Platformic solution delivers high availability and optimal performance for organizations of any size and type.
SocialSite is a robust and integrated social media platform. It performs the complex interactions necessary to build communities and ensure brand interaction within a user-friendly and efficient framework. With thousands of configuration options, sites can be highly customized to reflect the visions organizations have for their online brands. As organizations re-evaluate their online strategies to meet constantly changing needs and ensure continued community participation, it is critical that their social media and content management solutions are flexible and powerful enough to deploy new initiatives rapidly.
People are the core of any community and, particularly, the SocialSite Suite. SocialSite allows visitors to your organization's website to create their own user profiles with highly customizable elements. Users can upload their own avatars choose from a set of defaults that Platformic includes with the system. Content posted by SocialSite People is associated with the user's profile and remains visible throughout the site.
Platformic SocialSite People can interact with each other in many different ways. Through the process of becoming friends, SocialSite People can send each other private messages. SocialSite People can also send friend invitations to each other. Access to a SocialSite People profile can be public or restricted only to registered friends.
Commenting is a core feature of user generated content. Site visitors want to know how others feel about the content you post on your sites. When SocialSite People make comments, the system automatically adds their avatar and user name to their comments to personalize the exchange. SocialSite Comments are tied to a SocialSite People profile with the most recent comments displayed on the profile page.
SocialSite People can submit user-generated video content in multiple formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, and MPEG/MPG. Like other user-generated content, videos can be posted using a computer or mobile phone with an internet connection. Videos are associated with a SocialSite People profile. Additionally, videos are searchable and available for use throughout the site.
Anyone with a SocialSite People profile can post photos, assign them descriptions, titles and tags, and add them to their personal gallery or category-specific galleries created by SocialSite administrators. Like other user generated content, photos can be posted using a computer or mobile phone with an internet connection. Galleries and individual photos can be displayed anywhere on the site using Platformic's feed system, creating an unlimited number of display options.
SocialSite sharing allows SocialSite People and non-registered users to send messages and content to friends via e-mail or post to any number of social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Digg, and Delicious.
SocialSite People can rate and recommend any comment on their sites. Recommendations and Ratings are shown and associated with SocialSite People profiles. User recommendations and Ratings may optionally place the avatar and username adjacent to the content. SocialSite ratings and recommendations can be surfaced individually anywhere on the site using Platformic's feed system, creating an unlimited number of display options.
SocialSite Forums can be added to any Platformic site. SocialSite People can login and post using their customized avatars and signatures. The forms are customizable and allow for taxonomy respective to sections, categories, and threads. SocialSite Forums can be surfaced anywhere on the site using Platformic's feed system, creating an unlimited number of display options.
New, user-generated content is automatically discovered by Platformic. This functionality allows you to repurpose user comments and recommendations as well as audio and photo galleries anywhere on your site.
Users can display posts by most recent, most recommended, highest rated, etc. Comments can also be displayed by category. Surfaced content can be configured to display headlines only, headlines and summary, or full content.
Users can post articles of interest on the site using an intuitive, user-friendly interface from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Other members can rate and comment on the user's posts. Blog postings can be displayed anywhere on the site using Platformic's feed system.
Below are just a few of our clients sites, built using the power of Platformic. Please click the thumbnails below for full size photos.
Here at the Platformic blog it's a pretty loose forum. While I don't really think that anyone is going to post a blog about their cats (well, maybe Eric might ...) we post about a range of stuff that might be of interest to a client of a CMS or someone looking to work on websites and although Platformic does not provide graphic design services we do work with a host of people who might be interested in graphics and for certain who at some times might use Photoshop so I wanted to share something that I learned today which blew me away (and I have been using Photoshop for 15 years now!)
Google recently announced that it has acquired a social RSS service called Postrank which is a huge indication of their commitment to their social strategy. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this move is an indicator that social media and services continue to have a very big impact on the web as we know it today. The future will surely continue down the social road.
So what does Postrank do anyway? Here's a quote straight form their web site on the subject:
"Our platform tracks where and how users engage, and what they pay attention to — in real-time. PostRank social engagement data measures actual user activity, the most accurate indicator of the relevance and influence of a site, story, or author."
As sure as the sun will rise in the morning, your site users are going to end up hitting a 404 error page at some point or another. But what you provide them when they hit that pages can actually tell a lot about your site, and can help turn your what is technically a fail for the user into a win, if done properly.
By definition (remember when definition was pulled from encyclopedia rather than wikipedia? I guess I am dating myself somewhat here), a 404 page is:
"The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what was requested. 404 errors should not be confused with "server not found" or similar errors, in which a connection to the destination server could not be made at all. A 404 error indicates that the requested resource may be available again in the future."