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How it Works

Blacknet is a platform where you can post, organise and collate, news, events, music, videos, history, businesses and make new friends from the African and Caribbean Community around the globe. Please use the Menu on the left or at the top of the page to navigate.


It's simple to get going... if you are not logged in already please either Register or login and start posting, our network will automatically organise your information based on keywords, tags and categories you select! You can post to the following sections below free of charge..

Example postings: Post press releases, events, blogs, reviews, profiles, photos, videos,

Be part of it.

01Front Page

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02What's On,

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BN Articles Section,

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04Social Community Section.

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The more you post and share the more visible you or your business become and the wider your network the bigger your audience gets, the more you benefit from blacknet.


Once you have posted an article, publish your articles/info, event etc straight to Facbook, Twitter, Google+ using the built in social network tools and within 24hrs, Google and other networks will have picked up your information and you will start receiving interests from an even wider audience and people looking for your information.


Rather than information being scattered all over the place, we provide the perfect platform for people, businesses, publishers writers, bloggers and entertainers to upload and share information which will be easily found by people.

Blacknet ----> The best marketing tool for businesses, organisations and individuals and a great place to socialise.

 

  • How to ADD EVENTS
  • How to ADD NEWS / ARTICLES
  • How to ADD PROFILES
  • How to ADD VIDEOS
  • How to SEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

User Guide

Europe's Largest Caribbean & African Social Networking Website. Love Life, Love Culture!

Influencing as many lives as possible through Social Networking, Social Sharing, Entertainment and Information. Driving the community forward, enabling individuals to realise their true potential and share with others.

Meet positive like minded people and Invite Positive People!

Community

Profiles, Music & Videos, BlogsFavourite Stories, Development Forum, Create Groups, Upload Photos, Add Events and so much more!!

Profile

Have you registered yet? if not click here

If you have not uploaded a picture for your profile, please do so, after all you are not that "great avatar" that shows on your profile without a picture. Secondly, please fill out the "about me" part, it's important that you tell other members about you, the most important person on earth, try something positive. Furthermore, tell us about you will allow people to reach out to you if you have the same likings. In that sense, share your interest and profession, you do not know who might ask for help from you!

  • Social Profile

Create a profile to  meet new people, keep in touch with old friends and general socialising. Join and build a community you like.

Now understand that the profile page is where your personal profile and your applications will be displayed. A User Profile picture can be displayed from your images and it will be automatically resized.

The top on the right side of the page display your profile details. You may edit it through the edit button. Under the Profile details, shows the status updates of your Friends and a button to list all your friends

Your profile name will display some details. Karma, Member since, Last online and Profile view(s). Below them, you may update your status, such as what are you currently up to, etc. This board will also update you with any incoming message or friend request.

Moving on, you will find four modules buttons. First is "invite friends" button to allow you invite friends from your contact email by keying in your friend email. Next are "Add Photos", "Add Apps" and "Start a Group" Button.

Other than above, the Profile page also display other details. First is the update of the users latest activities. Continued with the list of applications that you have added on.

Karma / Points

Karma is a user point-system used in The Blacknet Network. It shows how active you are in the network/community. Karma will only be activated only when you have uploaded a picture in your user profile. Otherwise, you will forever have no Karma points.

Groups

Under the groups tab, shows which groups you currently join. You will only be able to see the Groups if you have added the Groups application. Go to Application ---> Edit, and add the Groups application. You can create your own group and invite your friends to join that group. You may hold discussions for your own group of topics of your own interests. Group wall and all other walls will be locked to members of that group only. When creating a group you can choose to make it public or private. If it is private, you will have to approve members who want to join that group. Start a group today!

Photos

Shows images you have uploaded to your Profile. You will only see images if you have added the Photos application. Go to Application ---> Edit, and add the Photos application. You can create albums and share pictures

Wall

On Blacknet Wall, you and your friends (at current time of writing, others too) are able to leave a comment on your Profile Page. You will only see the comments if you have added the Blacknet Walls application. Go to Application ---> Edit, and add the Walls application.
You can post Youtube videos by typing { youtube }...{ /youtube }
Let's say the Youtube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBQSUjIt0ds
To paste the Youtube video on the Wall, you do this
{ youtube }LBQSUjIt0ds{/ youtube }

Custom Fields

In user profile custom fields, for those text field that represent a url link (e.g. Home Page), you can add the string 'http://' follow by your url address, e.g. 'http://www.blacknet.co.uk . During value display in profile page, the string value will automatic converted to clickable hyperlink.

Application

There are many applications on community section of the website. You can choose which application you would like to have on your account.
Click here for the list of Applications.

To see the list of applications, go to Application --> Browse

To edit it, go to Application --> Edit. Here, you will be able to:
1. find out what are these applications for
2. setting each of the application based on your preferences
3. set the arrangement of applications by dragging it (ctrl + drag up or down).
4. adjust the privacy setting of each application
5. remove the application that you do not want to use


Personal Messaging

The personal messaging system allows you to send a message to any site members easily. There are 2 ways to send a message, via your own inbox or by click on user's profile and write a message.

Groups

You can join and participate in groups easily. Before you can post on the group wall or create a discussion, you will first need to become a member of the group. Click the "Join Now" to join your group.
To manage Group that you joined, go to Application --> Group.
Here, you can view the current groups, search a group as well as view groups that you have joined. You can also create a new group.
Group

Announcement

Announcements lists all bulletins you with to make to the group. Announcements does not support replies. Only Group founder can Create Bulletin for Announcements.

Discussion

Discussion lists all discussions anyone posts in the groups. Discussions support replies from group members.

Wall


Wall supports Wall posts from members of a group. Wall also supports Syret (hence youtube videos). Only Group founder can Remove Wall posts.

Photos & Media

To manage your photos, go to Application --> Media.
Here, you can upload new photos, browse them and create photo albums.

 

Connect with Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Choose & Create a business profile to showcase your Business / Freelance work to members for free, the more information you provide the better chances of a good response. Upload your logo, images of your products, office, workmanship, you name it, just showcase it.

  • Generate more valuable sales leads for your business
  • Increase your chances of being found by major search engines by providing relevant business information.
  • Get closer to your customers
  • Find or share offline networking events and global networking groups.
  • Adding product and service information is FREE

Simply sign up & log in

Journalist / Authors / Writers it's time to shine!

Choose & Create an Author Profile , this is a great opportunity for beginners and seasoned journalists/writers to showcase their skills, gain exposure and also help provide quality information to a giving community. Thousands of visits come across articles on Blacknet every day. Please provide as much information on your profile, your previous work and reasons for writing for Blacknet. This helps readers get to know you better.

Sample Categories

  • Press Releases
  • Latest News / News headlines / Features
  • Politics
  • Life & Style
  • Finance
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Careers
  • Entertainment

If we do not cover a section please send us your suggestions.

When you sign up & log in, use the 'My Tools' menu on the right to submit articles, all articles are screened and maybe edited.

Socialise, Network & have fun in the Black Community!!!

Create a Social profile to socialise, meet new people or keep in touch with old friends. Join and build a community you like.

  • Create Blogs
  • Showcase your favourite pictures & photos
  • Share personal, business, educational & entertaining videos from the community
  • Add & Share Events, Outings, Concerts, Holiday Breaks, Weekenders, Festivals and more
  • Enter Competitions, great prize giveaways every week
  • Cast your vote on important issues
  • Add your Tweets
  • Invite your friends

 Get Connected!

Blacknet Est '97: Is a social group where you can share Lifestyles, Submit News Stories, Add Events, Post your blog, Add your business, Upload and Share Videos, Music. You can also Comment, Rate and Review most of the content on the site. You can also meet African and Caribbeans from around the world. Whether you have come to find information, meet new people or simply watch some videos,

welcome aboard and glad to have you be a part of it.

The premiere site for Black culture and community interests.
For more information call Tel:+44 (0)20 8305 6779 / +44 (0)161 660 4550. Be Part Of It.

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