Social Network

The gist: Allow users to sign up for an account and author simple text-based updates with a maximum length of 256 characters and follow other users to see their updates.

It's debatable how much of a "social network" this project is. It's more of a social microblog. But a lot of the foundations becomes present when you have the ability to follow other users and aggregate various updates in a timeline.


  • Authentication + sign up
  • Create, edit, delete posts
  • View a profile
  • Follow a user to see their posts in your timeline
  • Favorite posts



  • Authentication
  • Feed aggregation
  • Content publishing
  • Network graph

Stretch Goals

  • Reply to posts, notifies other user
  • Image uploads
  • Hashtags