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Social network, instant messaging website

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Project Description

We need to build a *quality* social network/dating community for gay and bisexual men in Thailand similar to Gaydar(dot)com.

The functions of the website should include:

Profile (with general descriptions/tagline) also displaying user status (online/busy/offline etc.)
Photos & Videos (public photos / private photos, which user can selectively reveal to others, public video, private video)
Mailbox (unread, received, sent, saved messages)
Search option (should be able to search by area, user details, interests etc.)
Chat room (categorised by area and interests)
Escort/Massage services (for commercial users who pay to register)
Settings (general settings- privacy, email, profile template, membership status etc.)

In general, users should be able to send messages to one another, add others as friends/favourites, and see people who have viewed them (on homepage). For online users, there should be an IM button on their profiles so that other online users can IM them on separate window (with webcam functionality). Lastly, users should be able to refer the site to their selected Facebook friends upon registering.

We're looking to work with the webmaster/s during the initial phase since we have to build this from scratch. We have a clear picture of the website in mind and we can help with the graphics. However, the functionality/user-friendliness is key. It is also important that the website be very lite (quick to load) and intuitive. Once the framework of the site is ready, it should be easy/straightforward for us to manage the content/users in the community as we go along.

Skills and experience required:
- You must have solid web building experience particularly in all core social network modules
- Good knowledge of SEO
- Strong MySQL HTML/CSS knowledge
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
- Willing to respond to comments and suggestions

Please include references to your previous work that you have done on your reply.

Thank you and we’re looking forward to working with you shortly.

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