Social Networks for Computer Language Articles

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    Social Networks for Computer Language Articles

    There are many networks out there, but each is bound to have a category in which it is pronounced. In this article, I explain the requirements for a computer language social network and I tell you what happens in one of such networks.

    Requirements for a Computer Language Article Network
    - The network should have the general requirements; like the ability for readers to comment on an article or to have fans or friends.
    - A computer code is normally typed with a lot of left-indentation, created with the computer keyboard spacebar key and not by the keyboard Tab key. The network web page should be able to display the indentations.
    - A computer language article or tutorial has special characters, like the underscore, asterisk, angle brackets, etc. The network web page should be able to display these special characters.
    - A writer for a computer language network often writes series (tutorial). The hyperlinks to the different parts of the series should be easily accessible from each page (part) of the series.
    - The network web page should have normal formatting features like, paragraphing.

    Many networks out there do not have the specific requirements mentioned above. Let me say more about the requirement for code in an article. Some of you who understand HTML may argue that computer programmers and lecturers (teachers), should write at the ordinary networks, placing their code in the HTML PRE element or HTML CODE element. The question is: Are most of the programmers, doing this. The answer is No. The reason is, if the programmers use the PRE element, for code display, the text in the PRE element may not be considered for word count in the article; and many of the networks out there do not even offer to writers, the PRE element. Also, if the programmers use the CODE element for the display of their code, the indentation and newlines will be lost. In many browsers, the code element simple gives the code a particular font. That is very little of what the readers of computer code want. They want all the above requirements.

    Broad Network
    Let me now talk about the social network called, Broad Network. Broad Network fulfills all the above requirements.

    The fact that Broad Network allows indentation, means, that poem writers can also write their poems at the network. That is good news.

    Broad Network has an additional feature, which most networks do not have: At Broad Network, a writer can write a series. A series is like a small textbook, where each chapter is called, a Part (of the series). A Part is displayed on one web page and its content is usually shorter than what you would find in a classical textbook. Any single article or Part, is expected to be of at least 400 words. The links to the different parts of a series are displayed on the web page of each part of the series. These links are created automatically when a Part article text is submitted by the writer. As you can see, literature men and women can write short stories. Another good news! In most other networks today, you do not find short stories. However, Broad Network, offers short stories.

    A writer can actually have an infinite blog at Broad Network. A writer can write single articles or he/she can write a series (and more than one series) or he/she can write a volume. A volume consists of a number of very related series.

    The readers of Broad Network have many facilities: A reader can read, comment, become a friend (fan) to a writer, and he/she can take part in discussion groups. Nothing stops a reader from becoming a writer. A reader can send a message to a writer. A reader can also send a message to another reader. Because of all these reader facilities and in order to prevent abuses, a reader has to be registered like the writers. So, non-readers cannot comment on an article.

    The link to the network is:

    Broad Network