DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

ABSTRACT

This project was centered on social network website. It was observed that connecting socially helps improvement of department activities. The existing problems of the school forum site were identified after series of interviews and examination of documents after which analysis was made and a computerized procedure recommended. This project will also suggest how to successfully implement the computerized procedure and to overcome the obstacle that would hinder the successful implementation of the system. The new system was designed using php and mysql. This language was chosen because of its easy syntax and features for developing online based applications.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page i

Approval page ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgement iv

Table of content v

Abstract vi

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Background of Study

1.3 Objectives of the Study

1.4 Scope of study

1.5 Significance of the study

1.6 Limitation of the study

1.7 Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Review of related literature

2.1 Impact of Social Network Services

2.2 History of Social Networking Website

2.3 The Basic Structure of Social Networking Website

2.4 Emerging Trends in Social Networking Website

2.5 Ways Social Networking Websites can be Used or Implemented

CHAPTER THREE

Methodology and System Analysis

3.1 Research Methodology

3.2 Analysis of the Existing System

3.3 Input and Output Analysis

3.4 Input Analysis

3.5 Output Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

Design, Implementation and Testing

4.1 Design Standards

4.2 Program flow chart

4.3 Implementation

4.4 Choice of Programming Language

4.5 Database File Design

4.6 Profile Table

4.7 Access Collection Table

4.8 API Users

4.9 Input Design

4.10 Output Design

4.11 System Testing

4.12 System Specification

4.12.1 Hardware Requirements

4.12.2 Software Requirements

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary, Recommendation and Conclusion

5.1 Summary

5.2 Recommendation

5.3 Conclusion

References

Appendix

CHAPTER ONE

1.1INTRODUCTION

Social life in most of our University is diminishing because of some factor. These limitations of social life have affected some of the students not to know how to relate in the outside world. In Caritas University socialism is a problem. In building a social network website for the University will make the University to solve the problem of the anti socialism. A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes,” which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.

1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

About Computer Science Technology Department

The college will aims at excelling in every aspect of Agriculture and capacity building of middle level manpower (ND and HND) in practical and theoretical Agriculture and other science course. It has the under listed objectives for efficient performance and achievement of the target.

To develop and run training programmed that can produce self-reliant agriculture technologies and technicians for the agricultural industry. To meet NBTE accreditation standards, expand and diversify programmed that are cost effectives.

Computer Science Technology Department was founded in 2010, by former provost Dr. Paul Ajah, and was headed by Mr. Charles O. Okonkwo (HOD) till date.

The department has more students now compare to past years.

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The main objectives of the study are Computer science Social Network while the subsidiary objectives are:
i. To Effectively and efficiently communication of student online
ii. To Reduce pressure on seminars by introducing online seminar
iii. To Enhance the department document management
iv. To Reduce queue in seeing of lecturers and head of departments
v. To Reduce anti Socialism
vi. To Creation of educative groups online to enhance learning
vii. To Forming reading partners online
viii. To Making new friends online
ix. To Boasting the image of the school

1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of this study is centered on designing and automated and web-based application for student online communication and reduction of anti socialism. The system is strictly based on students, management and lecturers communication and online seminars and suggestion and specially for making of friends.

1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

Viewing critically the inefficiencies in the social life of student relationship presently in Caritas University, Amorji Nike Enugu, the need to develop and implement online social network website that will handle such inefficiencies cannot be over emphasized.

1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

Constraints of time and resources are the factors, which prevented the implementation of this system hosted online.

1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS/VARIABLES

Computerized: Convert to computer – based system to install or start using a computer system to organize, control, or automate something.

Processing: To deal with somebody or something according to an established procedure

Communication: Interaction between two or more person or sending of message from one place to another

Online: Connected via computer attached to or available via a central computer or computer network.

System: Set of computer components i.e. in assembly of computer Hardware, Software and peripherals functioning together.

Automation: The replacement of human workers by technology; A system in which a workplace or process has been converted to one that replaced or ministries human labour with electronic or mechanical equipment.

Web: A complex structure, or design www: computer-based network of information resources that combines text and multimedia. The information on the www can be accessing and search through the internet, a global computer network.

Database: Any collection of data organized for storage in a computer memory and designed for easy access by authorized users.

Database Update: This simply means applying and maintaining changes on a database after data must have been added, removed or modified

System Administrator: This is a person responsible for maintaining and operating a computer system.

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (the name is a recursive acronym) is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.: Hypertext Preprocessor is the code used to link the database to the interface of the website, it is a server code.

Apache: It is the server used for designing php, python pages.

SQL: Structured query language, it is a code used to query or insert records in a database.

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.

PhpMyAdmin: is an open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.

CSS: Cascading Style Sheet is a programming language used in the graphics and fine tuning of the website

SwishMax: It is animation software used in doing all the animations in the website.

Macromedia Dreamweaver: It is the software used in organizing the website.

Macromedia Fireworks: It is the software used to create or the graphics and images in the website.

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