PagalGuy.com, among India's oldest MBA education guidance portals, is relaunching its website incorporating social networking features to its platform. Apurv Pandit, Editor of PagalGuy, elaborated on the next generation version of the website in his recent blog post. He stated that it was not just a redesign and the new iteration would re-imagine the online community, altogether. According to the numbers shared by Pandit, the Pagalguy forum has 589,599 registered users who have made 3,521,484 posts (till 29th June 2012). Borrowing from other social networks: Interestingly PagalGuy has borrowed some features from both Twitter and Facebook to make the site more social. It would now allow users to 'follow' other users in addition to discussion threads, and a Live Feed featuring updates and responses to threads or new postings by users that the individual follows. It will also feature status updates that can be 'pinged' to followers, who can 'like', share or 'comment' on them. Similar to other social destinations, the users's home page will now display the live feed and a notification panel. 'Groans' and 'Thanks', which were used to criticize or acknowledge a posting or user has been replaced by 'likes'. Users can also 'mention' other users by using the @ symbol before their user name in a post, and the user is also notified about the mention via e-mail. While the site offers MBA forums, news and B-school rankings in a tabbed interface, the forums have also been revamped, making the first post sticky across all thread…
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