I need advice on how to set-up & run a "social network"... what should I read/any advice?

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Subject: I need advice on how to set-up & run a "social network"... what should I read/any advice?
Posted by:  ship (shiph…@gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008

Hi

I am developing a substantial business idea that uses the "social
network" model.

Can any of you guys recommend any (preferrably short) required reading
on this subject?

I want to know more about the human psychology involved...

e.g.
For example, how do Open Source developments like Linux work?
What motivates people to contribute?
How are the heirachies of user-rights set up?
How are things 'moderated'?
How are disputed resolved?
And what about wikipedia - is that based on the same principles?

So... what books or white papers should I read to get an over-view of
the principles involved?

With thanks

Ship
Shiperton Henethe

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