Industry-leading social networking software

You can expect a complete set of Social Networking services and features, as described in our Product Tour.
Plus you are welcome to see them in action on our Demo Site.
Essentially, the following key features set our product apart from other solutions, giving you the competitive edge.

Powerful User Management & Security

All of the social networking services are integrated into our User Management System. Its purpose is to identify users, decide internally which activities and resources they can access, and possibly charge users for access to those areas. Our Locks & Keys approach to managing access rights gives you unparalleled power for member access and control.
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Credits-based E-Commerce Accounting

We offer a ‘Credits’ based e-commerce system across all collaboration services. Credits are a community’s unit of currency, which you can use to charge for services. A member maintains an e-wallet (in the form of 'credits' applied to his account) and uses it to pay for services. I.E., place an ad in the classifieds, download a file from the File Libraries - all without having to pull out a credit card each time.
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So easy, even a baby could install it.

Our package is completely turn-key. Whether you are running it in your data center, or ours; in a small office, or in your basement, the Worldgroup Social Networking platform does not require any additional software. You don't need to install a database, or a mail server, or even a web server. It's all included. You don't need to know PHP, or HTML, or Linux. Just click and your service is online in 5 minutes.
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You are in control, not us

The netVillage Social Networking Engine is a commercial off-the-shelf package, not a service (though you can use our hosting service if you wish). Other solution providers force you into a hosting model. What if they go out of business? Decide to change the rules? Change the branding? With netVillage you're in control, independent, and in charge of your own destiny.

Integrated Services

Our community services were designed and developed to work with each other from the ground up. Other providers cobble together software applications from multiple vendors (under the banner 'best of breed'), resulting in a hodgepodge mix of services and a disruptive, inconsistent community experience.

Feature Rich

Our social networking software has been developed and fine-tuned over many, many years. We've incorporated feed back from a very large customer base and as a result our software is highly configurable with a vast array of configuration features (5,000 at last count!). This gives you the flexibility to create your ideal online service.

  • Xerox

    "No one has anything that even comes close."

  • Ken Royer

    U.S. Department of Commerce

    "In my experience no other online platform is this versatile."

  • Lori Leach

    Creative Director, Dermdex

    "This is the coolest piece of software I have ever used. It's like AOL-in-a-box."

  • Dianne Snow


    "I've been building online communities since the days of the early BBS, and no one comes close to the power and flexibility of the netVillage solution"

  • Nate Hammond

    CTO, Netvillage

    "Our system was credit enabled years ago, and is nearly the only service that offers this unique form of integrated e-commerce. Facebook got their idea of credits from us. I bet Mark Zuckerberg was a Sysop."

Built by the Best

The developers at NetVillage have been building online social networks for over 20 years - we were the leading provider of communication tools during the dial-up era - and we count early AOL, Prodigy, and CompuServe amongst our customers. We are not one of the pablum-eating "Social Networking" providers birthed during the past year. We are, without a doubt, the most experienced web community provider around.

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