I am REALLY excited about BuddyPress. I can’t say exactly why…Oh yeah – because it looks awesome.
Basically, BuddyPress gives you and me the ability to create our own, customized Facebook-type of website. Why would we want to create a Facebook-type of website, you ask? One word: control. Facebook is awesome, but I can think of about 100 ways to improve and/or customize my experience there. In fact, I get frustrated by Facebook’s UI on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tweak Facebook to your liking?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to control where images go, how ads are displayed (if they are displayed at all), colors, fonts, and everything else that makes our web space personalized? Well now we can…kind of.
Check out this video of BuddyPress’s lead developer, Andy Peatling, describing how this WordPress MU plugin can be used and ALSO a basic overview of HOW to use it: