Social Network

Please feel free to look at my Mixxt Page here

If you read my post about Twitter, then you already know that I’m not a huge fan of Social Networking. My brain just doesn’t think in a very “connected” way and then Dr. Yuen asked us to create our very own social networking using Mixxt. I’ll be honest, I had no earthly idea what I wanted people to connect over. My game already has a fansite that does many of the features which would be covered here. My family all use Facebook and would not want to go to another site just to accommodate me. I was truly at a loss for what I could make a site for.

Then it hit me! Our church does not have “Sunday School” classes, but has small group Bible studies that meet at members’ houses. These groups are very tight nit groups and rely on each other, but we’ve found it hard to communicate something to all groups quickly and for all the groups to communicate with each other. I thought that a “social network” between groups could be a great thing.

Mixxt is limited in some ways as far as design if you don’t know how to use CSS, but if you do (and have the firebug plugin for Firefox) then you can do some very cool things with the CSS. I tried to design it to be very similar to our church’s Website to give the users a more seamless experience.

Overall, I enjoyed this experience and I hope that it will wind up being a useful tool.

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About Michael T.

I'm a student in the Instructional Technology and Design Ph.D. program at Southern Miss. I'm also working as a multimedia developer at the Learning Enhancement Center on campus at Southern Miss. I'm married and have a 3 year old daughter. I enjoy all kinds of technology, but especially graphic design, interactive web (flash), and high quality multimedia (audio and video) technologies.

2 thoughts on “Social Network

  1. I am glad that you like Mixxt and found a creative and constructive way to create a social networking site for your church. I faced similar problem for this assignment. I was not sure what type of social networking site I want to create. My family (mainly my sisters) use Facebook. My parents don’t use anything but cell phone. Therefore, I ended up create a site for my class.

    I visited your Sunday School church social networking site. I like the color and format. I think it is cool. Although I do like Mixxt a lot because it is easy to use, I agree with you that the features in Mixxt are limited.

  2. Michael,

    I love your idea of how you plan to use your social netowrk for your church. This class has been so beneficial in helping to give us ideas of ways we can improve our classes we teach and other social outlets.

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