Upgrade

Membership can be upgraded for additional features. The Membership menu will contain two tables: Rates and Features. The Features table give a general overview for each membership and their features. Decide which one is right for you and next go to Update on the sub-menu or click on your profile picture in upper right and choose Settings→Membership.

Updating your membership will not take affect until you current membership renewal date. No prorated upgrade available at this time.

Invite Your Friends

You can invite your friends, family, and co-workers by clicking on your small round profile picture in the upper right of the page and selecting Dash scrolling to bottom to the Invite box.

Ads

Overview

Freedoms Marketplace  is similar to Facebook Marketplace or Craig's List.

You can create Classified style ads listed by Categories and Sub-Categories as well as by search key words.

Freedoms Marketplace enables users to create classified ads and post them into specific groups or onto their personal profile.

Freedoms Marketplace can be used to advertise Jobs, Real Estate, Sporting Equipment, Miscellaneous Used Goods, Livestock / Pets, Cars / Automobiles, Personal Services, as well as for Lost and Found, Wanted Ads and more.


 
Albums

Overview

Media sharing area for users to upload, share, manage and comment on photos and videos.

Albums key features:

  • Individual media file pages with comments and likes.
  • Album pages with comments, likes, and “darkroom” gallery view.
  • Short and extended snippets with swipe/scroll controlled previews.
  • Categories.
  • Hashtags.
  • Camera EXIF data tags.
  • Transcoder for optimised photo previews.
  • Video converter for HTML5 video playback.
  • Social sharing.
  • Favourites.
  • Notifications.
# Channels

#Channels are different. They are auto-generated from hashtags and labels. Channels can be followed, but can't be joined. They are always public. Unique feature is that you can associate content items with multiple channels, while you can only post them to one Group or Space, because Groups and Spaces privacy settings define content visibility.

Example:

Made a new Album: Arches National Park and at the end of the text "Explore #Arches National Park Here." was added.  A new Channel Arches was automatically created with this Album as content.

 

Conversations

Overview

More commonly known as Site Mailbox or InMail.  Conversations  allows asynchronous exchange of messages. While there is no limit or requirement on the message length, the format encourages long-form posts, forming potentially lengthy, detailed exchange. 

Conversations are always private - visible only to the users specified by the original poster. Opening post is treated as a "subject" and participants generally try to focus on it. Additional participants may be added at any stage, though common etiquette is to ask participants for permission to do so. 

Similar to Email threads, but contained within the site and controlled by original poster.

Pros:

  • Clearly identified privacy.
  • No expectation of immediate reply.
  • Old messages are easily accessible for later reference.
  • Participants may choose to stay focused on original post or deviate from it.
  • Longer posts may cover more details and more topics.
  • Not visible to search engines, protecting privacy.

Cons:

  • Conversations can be slow and tedious.
  • Messages can be too long.
  • Interruption by short-form or casual messages is not welcome.
  • Can not be used as knowledge base for wider community.

Best for:

  • Communities requiring in-depth, unhurried, private conversations.
  • Exchange of sensitive private information, documents, technical, requirements, reports, etc.
  • Direct conversions with other members, friends, etc.
Discussions

Overview

Discussions can be alternatively called Discussions Boards, Message Boards or Forums. Messages in Discussions are often longer than one line of text, and exchange is expected to be asynchronous - immediate replies are not expected. Also, depending on the Membership level of a user or the site set-up a discussion forum may have hierarchical structure or categories of topics. Categories are pre-defined.

Similar to Conversations, but generally public and categorized.

Pros:

  • Posts are organized, easy to browse and reference.
  • Context is clear and the requirement for staying on-topic may be strictly enforced.  
  • Anyone within the group specified by Membership permissions may join a discussion. 
  • Public discussions can form high-quality content, generating organic search engine traffic. 
  • Asynchronous posting reduces peak server load.

Cons:

  • Private conversations with specific users are not possible. 
  • Spontaneous deviation from the topic may disrupt the discussion. 
  • May take too long for users to post follow-up messages, rendering some discussions obsolete. 
  • Participants are not directly addressed and may fail to follow-up when needed. 

Best for:

  • Communities focused on specific subject, where public discussion is preferred.
  • Free public customer support, where answers can be useful for other users.
  • Content-centric sites, relying on organic search engine traffic and accessible content archives.
  • Large communities, with active participants willing to reply to new topics.
Groups

Overview

Groups are area that allows memberships and people to join and participate in Group discussions, collaboration and sharing of media.

With Groups there are a number of features that can be managed to make each Group function as you require.

  • Ability to assign special privacies, creating public, closed and secret groups
  • List of joined members

  • Join confirmation

  • Join invitations

  • Group Timeline

  • Group messaging/chat

Groups layout and design can be configured to your own requirement, including whatever page layout and including whatever input blocks you require to give the page your required look and functionality.

 

Organizations

Overview

Profile for “Organization”. Users can create public or private profiles with customizable information fields, profile picture, and cover photo. Works as an on-site identification and placeholder for various additional features provided by other features such as Timeline, Albums, Blogs, etc.

Key features:

  • Serves as a public or private site ID profile.
  • Supports associated Timeline and Post to Timeline.
  • Symmetric “Befriend” connections.
  • Automatic “Follow” on befriending.
  • Asymmetric  “Follow” connection for updates subscription.
People

Overview

As a member you can create a collections of Friends and / or.  Followers.  'Symmetric' or 'Asymmetric' connections.

Symmetric connections are reciprocated, ↔ eg. 'Friends' and  Asymmetric 👀 connections are not reciprocal, → eg. 'Follows.'

All social community sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram will employ a system such as this - it enable user the essential core capability to create a Personal Profile and Connect with other Personal Profiles.

Users can create public or private personal profiles with  information fields, profile picture, and cover photo. Works as an on-site identification and placeholder for various additional features provided by Timeline, Albums, Blogs, etc).

It's important to understand that in Accounts and Profiles are separate - so it is important for one user to have multiple profiles, including Organization profiles, that they can easily switch between. 

Key features:

  • Serves as a public or private site ID profile.
  • Supports associated Timeline and Post to Timeline
  • Symmetric “Befriend” connections.
  • Automatic “Follow” on befriending.
  • Asymmetric  “Follow” connection for updates subscription.
Set Notifications

You can choose which actions will send you a notification by clicking on profile icon in upper right of page, next choose Settings→Notifications and switch each setting on or off. There are three types of notifications: site, email, push(phone) and must be configured separately.

 

Activity related to you

Someone mentions you
You get a new friend
You get a new follower
Someone adds a like to your content
Someone adds an 'Up' vote to your content
Someone adds a 'Down' vote to your content
Someone adds a comment on your content
Someone adds a reply to your comment
Delayed publishing failed
Delayed publishing succeeded
New fans
New join requests
New posts on Timeline
New content
New requests

 

Activity by members you follow

New likes
New 'Up' votes
New 'Down' votes
New content
New comments
New fans
New join requests
New posts on Timeline

 

Activity in spaces (groups, events, etc.) you follow

New likes
New 'Up' votes
New 'Down' votes
New content
New comments
New fans
New join requests
New posts on Timeline
New hashtags

 

Spaces

Overview

The idea of Spaces is very simple - this area enables you to 'nest' groups (in this case Spaces) one inside another. With multiple 'Child Spaces' able to be created within each 'Parent Space'. It is possible to have multiple 'Parent Spaces' , each with their own set of 'Child Spaces.'

Each Space has it's own set of permissions and members, enabling users to control their membership at each level. 

  • List of joined members
  • Join confirmation
  • Invitations
  • Group messaging
  • Event's location
  • Special privacies, such as closed and secret spaces

Spaces area will enable you to create various Communities, and within those Communities, you can create 'Sub-Communities', within those Sub-Communities members can post the full range of normal posts.

For example, if you were making a site on International Soccer/Football you could make a Parent Spaces of Countries, the child spaces could be the Football teams. So if a member followed the country - they would automatically join all of the teams in that country, or they could choose to just follow the individual teams.

In other words you can create Groups within Groups.

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