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  • Advantages and disadvantages of social media

    Advantages and disadvantages of social media

    In the last decade, social media has become more and more popular for any individual or organization. Things and humans are now able to interact with the world more easily. According to social media statistics, the number of social network users has reached 3.5 billion, equivalent to 46% of the total world population. A person spends an average of 2.6 hours a day using social networking sites. Using social networking sites bring great benefits to our life, but first, we need to define social media advantages and disadvantages. Below are the pros and cons that most people using social media are familiar with Advantages Education Support  Many educational technology experts have advocated the use of online social networks in the educational process, and also emphasized the advantages of technology. The growth of social networking sites and a general interest in students brought attention to the use of internet resources to establish distance learning. International Connectivity  We can use social media to communicate with others and exchange information. It's the connection that unites us all, and it's readily available. Online Marketing Creating relationships with your customers allows them more willing to utilize the services. Social networking is one of the best places to stay connected and keep involved with your customers.  Fast Way of Spreading Information Social media's biggest benefit is that you refresh yourself with the new worldwide happenings. Television and print media are typically skewed these days and don't deliver the real meaning. After doing any analysis, you will acquire the truth and accurate knowledge with the help of social media. Building Different Communities Since there are different interests and beliefs in our world, social networking allows us to create and engage in the community of each own interest and belief. In the same way, people from different communities can interact to discuss and share related issues.  Disadvantages Security Sometimes, social networking accounts can be attacked by hackers, resulting in personal information being leaked. This has caused a lot of serious consequences for users. It is also a painful problem that social network operators are still struggling to find a radical solution. Addiction The addictive aspect of social media is really negative and can even disrupt personal lives. Teenagers are the most impacted by social networking use. They get very extensively involved and are eventually cut off from society. It can also waste time on an individual basis that could have been used for productive works and activities. Health Issues Social media addiction can also have a negative impact on health. Since exercise is the key to staying healthy, most people get unmotivated due to the excessive use of social networking sites. Which, as a result, causes disorder in a daily routine. This discovery research will shock you by showing how bad the use of social media can affect your health. Family Intimacy Reduction Texting, browsing on the Phone, etc. divides people from our family more than we really know. In reality, when a family spends time together and watching a film, most kids are on their phones instead of enjoying the film with their parent. In conclusion, social media will bring great benefits if we use it for appropriate purposes in reasonable ways within a reasonable amount of time. Try to define social media advantages and disadvantages to use it most effectively. Start to use social media by creating your online community with phpFox today. Along with consultation, we offer an optimal package while setting up and other services for your ideal customer community. Do not hesitate to contact us for further discussion or drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com 
  • phpFox 4.8.0 Official Release

    phpFox 4.8.0 Official Release

    How's it going? We are super delighted to announce phpFox 4.8 version is now officially released. Our team has been working really hard on this major release. Many interesting and significant enhancements related to scalability, performance and core features which you would expect to see have been implemented. Let's go through what's new in phpFox 4.8.0 now.
  • 6 Steps to build an online community

    6 Steps to build an online community

    The online customer community has rapidly grown in recent years due to the considerable development of technology and it is really necessary to build an online community for your business. In our latest article, we have discussed how the customer community benefits businesses...
  • Independence Day promotion 2020

    Independence Day promotion 2020

    Independence Day is almost here   Let's celebrate this day with our Sale. We're happy to offer a 15% discount for all purchases from July 3rd to 8th 2020.   You are a free man living in a free country, so enjoy your life to the fullest. Happy Independence Day!   Click below for the promo code now    [sociallocker]4JULY2020[/sociallocker]   BUY NOW    *Please note that this offer is not applicable to subscription licenses or services   Build your niche social network or online community with us
  • How Digital Marketing benefits your business?

    How Digital Marketing benefits your business?

    In the current era, Digital Marketing is indispensable for every business. If you are running a business, you are using digital marketing techniques. This brings great benefits and value. Many people have realized the importance of digital marketing and started applying it to their business.One of the most popular and effective ways to grow your business is digital marketing. If you are an entrepreneur, it is worth taking time to understand digital marketing and learn how to use it.So, how has digital marketing brought benefits to your business?  Collect customer data There are many analytical tools to help collect and analyze customer data during the time they are on your website. It's even their demographic information - a kind of extremely useful information for customer analysis. Through the collected data, marketers will quickly get insights of customers, measure the effectiveness of websites and marketing strategies. Thereby, they can improve the marketing plan of the business.  Expanding the business If your business was known only in a certain area not long ago, now it can be known worldwide. Digital marketing helps your business get ranked on online platforms, from which people can find your brand on the search engines.  Improve customer service The ultimate goal of every business is to satisfy customers in every way. In other words, the expectations of customers are rising. Therefore, focusing on customer needs is very important. Establishing a customer forum or online customer community will help you easily connect with them. Moreover, it helps improve customer service before and after purchase.  Ecommerce People no longer like going to stores to buy things. Instead, they prefer shopping through websites or smartphone apps. To make sure your business reaches people, create and develop an online commerce platform. As a matter of fact, businesses can not hope to flourish if they do not use this medium. To sum up, Digital Marketing is becoming one of the most effective ways to enhance your business performance. Hence, entrepreneurs need to keep up with the advanced technologies of the times to accelerate the development of business.Let's start to take great advantage of this powerful medium by creating your niche online community first with phpFox. Along with free consultancy, we offer an optimal package while setting up, and other services. Do not hesitate to contact us for further discussion or drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com.
  • ChatPlus Official Release

    ChatPlus Official Release

    Since the last pre-order of ChatPlus, we have received many good feedbacks from our clients.  ChatPlus official release is on 24th June 2020. Learn more hereEnjoy early bird pricing of $799 running until 30th June 2020.    BUY NOW   From 1st July 2020, pricing is going to be $999.Please note that data migration from IM to ChatPlus can only be done if you are on phpFox 4.8. phpFox 4.8 will be released on 1st July 2020.You can log in our Client Area today in order to purchase. Upon purchase, you can open a Support ticket in Client Area in order for us to set up. Build your niche social network or online community with us – phpFox
  • Summer Sale 2020

    Summer Sale 2020

    Let's break the summer's heat with our promotion!SUMMER SALE IS BACK! Avail 12% discount for all license purchases and upgrades Duration: 22nd to 26th June 2020Promotion Code: SUMMER2020 BUY NOW Please note that ChatPlus and Live Streaming are not included in this promotion ____________________________________ Build your niche social network or online community with us – phpFox
  • phpFox Service Promotion

    phpFox Service Promotion

    Promotion: phpFox Customization Service   We now provide customization and development services for both web and mobile applications. Special price is now offered for your customization needs until 30th June 2020 So what are you waiting for? Leave us a ticket now    SEND TICKET   Project budget starting from $30,000 and above    Build your niche social network or online community with us – phpFox
  • The importance of the Customer community in Business

    The importance of the Customer community in Business

    A customer community is a great connection among customers, experts, partners, related people, and products/services. This is the place where the above parties can join and discuss everything about the market and products. Besides, it provides a platform to post reviews or evaluations of any service. Thereby, the customer community builds up cohesion through brands, products, services among people in it. The online customer community has grown rapidly in the last few years. The proliferation of social networking sites, mobile enhancement, and global internet penetration have made communication interaction easier and smoother. This is considered as an era of customers because they play an important role in empowering businesses and brands. Their voice has a certain value in determining the price of a service or product. Not over yet, the development of this community has promoted the democratization of online information. Customer reviews and suggestions from social media have become a reputable piece of information source alongside the experts'  Statistics have shown that a 5% increase in customer retention rate can yield a 25% to 95% profit growth rate.   Reach out to your customer  So how to exactly satisfy the customers and achieve the results? Building a customer community is the very significant way to engage your customer that many businesses tend to ignore. A brand just can be close to its customers if there's a place for connection.  Increase Up-sell & Cross-sell Even after the transaction is over, make the customer feel that they are always on top of your mind. This encourages them to choose you over and over again. And this continued relationship will bring you different opportunities.Whenever you come across your customers' post/topic/question that can be solved by up-selling or cross-selling, make sure you reach out to them and let them know that you have a wide range of offers they can choose.Let them be shared and talked whenever possible. The customer community should be a place where customers can get information about benefits when upgrading their current items, or adding some new services or functions.  Motivate customers to connect, share, and support each other.  Sometimes, your customers are the most reliable and accurate source. Therefore, the space for the customer community is the most convenient means to share their feelings about a product/service. It is also the place to give customers exactly what they need or want. They will not need to call the customer support team in a panic mode when having problems. Instead, they can find all the information they are looking for and interact with people who have encountered similar cases in the community.  Customers are your best ambassadors without any payment. Your customer community is the place where the customers talk about your great things. There is not any ambassador out there better than your current customers. What they spread is what the world knows about your brand. Engage with them and create a successful story to gain more leads and customer retention. Customer communities will improve your customer support. Give participants the support they deserve and the benefits of creating a community will not be hard to reap. Start to create your customer community with phpFox today to take great advantage of this platform for your business. Along with free consultancy, we offer an optimal package while setting up and other services for your ideal customer community. Do not hesitate to contact us for further discussion or drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com
  • phpFox Mobile App 1.7 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.7 Official Release

    We are well aware that everyone is still so eager to learn more about ChatPlus and its actual release day, however, today we are here to announce the release of our new phpFox Mobile App 1.7 Our new app comes with bug fixes, improvements and a few new added features. So let’s dive into it.  Purchase Activity Points or Sponsorships Now community members (users) can easily purchase more activity points from your platform, making it easier and intuitive for users to convert actual money into your community virtual currency. They can also purchase sponsorship on any content right from their Mobile App 1.7. Offline Mode Are you out with no access to the internet? Not to worry, you can still post on to your feed or comment or like on your friend’s photos, and when the app connects to the internet, it will automatically update everything for you.Mention Pages or Groups Part of an active group in your community with many interactions daily? Then this will be a handy feature. @YourFavouriteGroupOrPage to make it visible to the members of that group or page. However, if you are a part of the public group, then this post will be seen by all. You can also view this post both on your feed and on the respective group feed.*Please note - This feature is functional only on core versions above 4.7.10 An improvement which we think requires a spotlight on is for - support number of new chat messages on app badges for iOS devices. This feature was already available to the Android users, but now our Apple fans have it too.  That’s all for now.  You can open a Mobile Build ticket in Client Area to request us to upgrade your mobile apps. And, please feel free to raise a ticket in your client area or shoot us an email at hello@phpfox.com if having recommendations or queries. We will continue to improve our platform, our apps and our solutions; however, your feedbacks are important to us. Please share your suggestions and feedbacks in our phpFox community. Next up will be the official release of ChatPlus solution.  Till then enjoy all the goodness of Mobile App 1.7 and stay safe.
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