Last month I built a Social Network in 1 Month and [did a daily coding vlog](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTie5mW5tLZ5S9gjq0VpMs-R1XpIuCrzX) on YouTube to show the progress and open source. Well today is the launch day! If you guys want to be matched 1 time per week to speak with someone then head on over to [https://chitterchat.com/](https://chitterchat.com/) and sign up.
Disclaimer: Currently you'll need to have a Twitter account as we need to verify you're an actual person (to keep creeps off the platforms). Will be adding new methods of onboarding in the future too.
Also [just launched on ProductHunt](https://www.producthunt.com/posts/chitterchat) \- would appreciate any support there too!
\*\* Edit - you don't need Twitter to sign up 🙂 Will manually verify people who come on without Twitter
13 thoughts on “🚀Launched my Social Network!! (built with Django in 1 month)”
>Twitter account as we need to verify you’re an actual person (to keep creeps off the platforms)
that must be a very effective anti-creep guard
It’s pretty cool! I have signed up :)) A quick question – did you use Django Signals to verify the tweet and skip the waitlist? I am trying to implement a similar mechanism with my website ([https://xonimo.com](https://xonimo.com)) and would be great to hear your thoughts and help :))
Wow i am amazed to see this project , and that you have created this in one month.
I just learned basics of django and deployed my first little website on heroku.
Will definitely watch your series to adapt your technique!
This was mine btw
Awesome work. I have a question though. How do you deal with scalability ? I mean a growing number of users ? Thank you so much for sharing.
Super cool to see you follow through with the project, from start to finish, while also documenting on YouTube! I followed much of your progress on YouTube. Keep us posted on how this project goes and any future projects you work on.
Absolutely loved the onboarding process. You could also consider using GeoIP for automatic time zone selection!
Looks great, good luck with it and respect for the palace top my guy!
Unfortunately this “social network” lacks a multitude of basic technical features. One of which being data security.
Navigating to https://api.chitterchat.com/groups/ exposes the eMail addresses of all registered users (and allows unauthenticated POST requests).
Furthermore the stack is vulnerable at multiple points; like reverse shells via data uploads or not having a proper TXT-SPF record configured for the domain.
After all a very cool idea and it looks great (congratz on your first rollout!), but this is a prime negative example of how throwing something together *quickly* just to impress people on the internet, without putting in the work to understanding the underlying fundamentals can backfire quickly & be dangerous for everyone involved. Especially since the issue with the API mentioned above has been made known to /u/isaacgeorgejoy 2 weeks prior.
yo is there any way of editting my bio editing after submitting?
You should cross-post this to r/RedditAlternatives
How long did it take you to build the backend vs building the frontend? I know base JS but I dont know any of its frameworks right now and really need to get a move on
Good job m8! Looks amazing. Wish I could login =)
You have deployed a production site with DEBUG=True. You need to turn this off as soon as possible. More information here: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.1/ref/settings/#debug