Over the last couple of years, I’ve dabbled with the idea of having a Social Network for Loucifer Speaks. I had a bit of a play with SocialGo, but decided that it didn’t really suit our needs… now I’m using BuddyPress (which makes sense since we use WordPress to power this site! Work started on this new Social Network – called “Metalwork” – back in November of last year. Due to work commitments and other stuff, I put it on the backburner for quite a few months, but I have now revived it! Woo hoo!
Metalwork (click here to find out why it’s called Metalwork… and some other stuff) isn’t here to replace existing networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (we will still be using those!), instead it’s meant to provide a place for metalheads to (virtually) hangout, share videos, promote bands and gigs, etc. It also isn’t here to replace our forum. Some of us like forums, some of us like social networks… at Loucifer Speaks we like to cater to all
Bands are welcome to sign up and promote themselves. All profiles are able to house a music player – such as those from Reverbnation, Soundcloud and BandCamp. Click here to find out more about this feature.
Metalwork is still a work in progress and I expect it always will be. However, you are all invited to join and please feel free to invite your friends along too – the more the merrier. There’s a number of features available to use already – you can have your own photo albums, post YouTube videos, add music to your profile, ‘like’ stuff, join and create Groups (and post in their forums/discussion boards), post and invite people to events and post blogs.
Eventually (in the not-too-distant future), the design and layout of this place will compliment the design and layout of Metalwork. I’m hoping to have this in place within the next couple of weeks. Once this happens, a permanent link to the network will be added to the site. Until then, I guess it’s our little secret!
The site is also optimised for many mobile phone browsers. It should work fine for iPhone and most Android phones (it works great on my HTC) and, in theory, it should work for most BlackBerry phones. I haven’t had the opportunity to test this properly though.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
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