Well done, well said, and I couldn't agree more. Our site (, which proudly uses Dolphin, is the embodiment of our shared belief that one day soon, niche social networks, such as those about horses, will become much more predominant than the behemoth social networks we see today. The key to this vision will be to agree upon and adopt a single set of protocols, standards, and legal issues that will allow one's single identity to be easily recognized and shared amongst all these see more niche social networks. Open social leaves a lot to be desired, and while I hate to endorse a pseudo-monopoly like Google, it's probably the closest thing we currently have to a true social networking standard.
Below is the legacy version of the Boonex site, maintained for Dolphin.Pro 7.x support.
The new Dolphin solution is powered by UNA Community Management System.