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We need a complete website that can operate as a social networking platform similar to Facebook/LinkedIn, with integrated online reference manager/social bookmarking application like Connotea.org that also has additional integrated features including an article review/rating system (e.g. Digg or Pligg) and a toolbar/plugin that users can install in their web browser to access functions of the website and bookmark/review offsite articles.
Essentially it would be a traditional social networking site that has the following features: upload/share files, private messaging, wiki, discussion forum, blog, and AdSense revenue sharing. But it will also have added features to let users save articles to their library (like Connotea), rate and review them (like Digg or Pligg), and share them with friends.
This job includes development, design, SEO, and installation. If we are completely satisfied with the creation of the site, the creator will receive exclusive requests for maintenance/upgrades to the website and other projects.
The site itself must be very user friendly, Web 2.0, and contain great viral/social social marketing features (e.g. email this, invite, tell a friend, etc...). Customization of an existing social networking script for this job is acceptable but it must be discussed beforehand, must be an excellent social networking script, scalable, and have fast load times. Customization or cloning of the Connotea.org code is acceptable but only if it is in compliance with Connotea.org's regulations for the use of the code. For reference, the source code (http://www.connotea.org/code#acknowledgements) for Connotea can be downloaded here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133040
We would like to see the progress of this project from time to time to make sure all needs are met. An online demo will also be required before transaction. Some changes may be requested during the process but will be minimal. The programmer must be dependable and prompt, and must speak fluent english.
Please respond ONLY if you have experience with building large-scale sites with scalability experience. Experience with Web 2.0 and is must. Extensive experience in advanced data handling and databases is required. We must see fully functional online examples of similar work you have done to demonstrate your expertise in these areas and proof that you indeed are the creator of that work.
Please feel free to respond, if you meet the above requirements and you are interested.