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Social UnsocialI know that’s a strange title. What can I say? I never claimed to be a professional headline writer, but that’s another story.

Over the years I have tested and used a variety of content management systems (CMS). In fact, I have been around long before CMS even existed. For those of you that haven’t been around that long what that amounted to was manual writing html and saving it to static pages. It was time-consuming and you were much more limited to what you could do, but at the time that’s all we had and knew so it didn’t matter.

After CMS came about I eventually took an interest in Boonex Dolphin, and later WordPress. I have been using both for years and continue to do so to this day.

Boonex Dolphin was originally a dating script (CMS) that sort of became or transitioned into a social media script. It doesn’t necessarily have to be used for a social media website. It can be used for almost anything.

WordPress is generally thought of as a blogging CMS platform, but works very well for other types of sites as well.

Dolphin in my opinion is much more complex than WordPress. It’s not as easy to learn and work with, but it has a lot of exciting unique features. Lucky for me when I first started using it, it wasn’t as complex as what it is today. It’s easier to learn when you are introduced to new features over time rather than trying to figure everything out all at once as a new user, which can be very overwhelming.

Boonex Dolphin Screen Shot

The funny thing about the average Dolphin user is that they are not that social, which seems a little strange being they tout it as a Social Network | Social CMS. I am sure there are plenty of sites using it as intended, but what you find in their help forums are a lot of developers, programmers, techies, and such. These types of folks are generally not as friendly as the majority of WordPress bloggers that I have met.

What you find are a lot of technical types of people trying to create and run websites that really aren’t into social media that much themselves. You find Dolphin websites with a whopping 1-5 members, and things like that all the time. So much for being the next big thing right!

On the other hand, the majority of the WordPress bloggers that I have met are not into technical things like web development and programming as much. However, they tend to be much more friendly and social. In fact, I have connected with more WordPress bloggers than Dolphin users in a shorter time.

I am more of a techie, but I try to maintain a balance between technical projects and connecting with people online. I don’t always have as much free time as I would like to do that, but I make an effort to try. Besides you never know who you might meet. Then again, I have met a few crazies over the years, but that’s another story too.

I consider a lot of Dolphin users the unsocial social crowd, and many WordPress bloggers the social non-technical crowd. Of course there are always those that don’t fit that profile, but for the most part it’s true with the people I have met. Not that there is anything wrong with that. It just seems a little strange to me that someone running a Social CMS script/website wouldn’t be a little more tuned into to social media.

About: Jeremy LeSarge - AKA: Ray (212 Posts)

I am the site owner and administrator of DialMe.com. I provide help and tips for Boonex Dolphin on the main part of this website where you will also find an assortment of other resources. Here, on the blog I write about a variety of topics surrounding WordPress, technology, social media/networking, SEO, and webmaster resources.