How it Works
What is Befilo and How It Works?
Befilo is a social networking website allowing its users to interact with each other by creating and sharing content in multiple forms. Beside the classical social network features, Befilo has some unique features which don't exist in any other social media networks. Let's have a closer look on these features.
A Revolutionary Feature: Everybody is Automatically Friend with Everybody
This unique feature makes Befilo to stand out of all other social networks. This feature makes it possible to make everybody automatically friend with everybody. Meaning that as soon as you register as a user you are automatically friend with all existing network members. Thanks to this unique feature, all that hassle about friendship requests, approvals and rejections is now a history! You don't have to spend huge amounts of time (and sometimes money) to build friends and followers anymore. They will be readily waiting for you as soon as you register. In other words, as Befilo grows in time, you will have millions of friends following you and you will be following millions. THIS IS A REVOLUTION IN SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY SO FAR!
As the conventional barries between the network members are totally removed, a few critical issues do arise, considering the huge volume of network activity from around the world. How all those members from so many different countries and languages will interact with each other as friends? To address this question, we have mastered three unique modes to allow the users to be both local and global.
This is the default Befilo mode when posting an update or checking friend's updates on the home page. In simple words, if you have something to tell or show to all the world, meaning to all network members, you post it to World Mode. This mode should be considered as the global marketplace in Befilo. The critical issue here is that, if you are posting text content to World Mode, you should always try to post it in English so that it would be understandable by the users who will probably not know your local language. But the content like pictures and videos can of course be fine to be sent to World Mode.
There will definately be cases when you would want to tell or show something specific, not to all the world, but to a specific country or countries. For such cases you have the Country Mode. To send any content that you deem specific to a country or countries, you should use the Country Mode. For example, you may want to post something about the election results in France; you just select France from the Country Mode and post it there. On the other hand, you may want to see what is going on in France; in that case you select France from the Country Mode in the homepage to see the posted content there. Keep in mind that, when posting and when reading the posts, you can always select multiple countries.
The Language Mode functions in a similar way to the Country Mode. Sometimes you may want to prefer language rather than the country. Because in the globalized world of today when everybody lives everywhere, languages are not limited with their respective countries anymore. It could, therefore, be more practical to select language rather than the country. The process is just the same; let's say you want to say something to spanish speaking world. You select spanish from the Language Mode and post there. And again, if you want to have a look at what's happening in the spanish speaking world, you just select spanish from the Language Mode in the homepage. Similar to Country Mode, when posting and when reading the posts, you can always select multiple languages.
And lastly about the modes, you can switch between the modes very easily and quickly with just one click. Needless to say, to secure the best experience for all network members, these three modes should be used wisely. Any irrelevant content in the modes will almost surely be dismissed by network members.
We can not be only optimist about our social media revolution, as, like all the revolutions in the history, it may have its dark sides. Considering that all the members are automatically friends and the volume of network activities is high, it is almost certain that there will be some exploiting, manipulation and disturbing cases. It is an established fact that even the biggest social networks of the world have not been able to reduce such misuse down to zero. This being said, we have put together some measures and limitations for immediate reaction against the misconduct.
Blocking: If you find any of your friends to be abusive in their network activity and if you decide to rather not have them as friends, the roadmap is very simple and fast; you just click on the icon with red bit next to every user name. By doing so you block and remove that user from among your network friends in a very simple and fast way. But try to use this feature wisely and don't turn to a killer that easily! Keep in mind that, instead of blocking a friend forever, you can also report their specific post, thus still keeping them as friends. Meanwhile, we will also be monitoring the blocked users; if the blockage rate on a user increases fast, we will intervene in our own way.
Limits on Messages, Posts and Attachments: As another set of measures, we have put certain limitations to the user activity. A user can only post 3 times a day; a user can only send 5 private messages a day; a user can add only one photo/multimedia to each post; a user can only add 5 photos + 1 video to the profile. We believe that all these measures and limitations will effectively keep the network safe and enjoyable for all the members. And needless to say, all the members should also keep in mind that they also have their share of responsibility in keeping the place clean and tidy.
All in all, we strongly believe that with its automatic friending feature and its three unique modes, Befilo will open a new horizon in front of our current global social networking culture.