Community Owner Spotlight – Social Engine

This month our staff got the chance to catch up with Dean Jones, creator of We got to sit down and discuss what it meant to run your own community and gained some great community management insight!

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.41.26 AMWhat is Godinterest? is a Christian social network created in June 2014. Its purpose is to promote Christian values and facilitate spiritual inspiration through the sharing of photographs and other media in the style of Pinterest. Its content includes media about Christian history, personal family-oriented stories and various content from a Christian viewpoint. According to Quantcast, Godinterest received more than seven thousand visits in its first month of activity and reached more than six thousand users monthly. Furthermore, its users tend to be young adults from the middle class. Females outnumber males, (55% to 45%).

How long have you been running it?
Just over 1 year now. We stumbled across the SocialEngine CMS in 2012 when working on a couple of social networks for clients and really liked it, however, we had already committed to other CMS’s. After building three large successful social networks between 2010 – 2014 (using phpfox, pligg and boonex with social apps), we were utterly fed up with all the bugs we encountered. We’ve been in the web development business for over 20 years, so we know a thing or two about developing websites using almost every CMS available on the market today. Back then, we already had the idea of creating a photo-sharing site, but were still developing the concept; and were not satisfied with what the other popular CMS providers were offering. We then re-visited the SocialEngine in January 2014 and were overly impressed with the new cloud product offering and decide to visualize and conceptualise using SocialEngine cloud.

Read more!


10 Comments on “Community Owner Spotlight – Social Engine

  1. Keep up the great work! Social Media is now a major source of of news, and has a great impact on the temperature and knowledge of society. Christian News outlets being sources of Biblical Perspective, and promoting Christian resources are needed!


  2. Hi there! I pray all is well with you. I’m not sure if you are aware but 2BRealMagazine had now moved to and we would love for you to come and subscribe and check out our brand new website.

    We look forward to seeing you over there!


    Natasha (Editor in Chief)


  3. Perhaps abstracting the message into something simple and universal – say, ‘Sacrifice,’ which Yeshua has been strongly associated with – could make these efforts inclusive? Others have occupied ‘Compassion,’ for instance, and ‘Love.’

    Just random thoughts from one with unaffiliated sprituality



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: