What would be the type and cost of information technology infrastructure necessary to build a new social networking platform with capabilities like Facebook or Linkedin from scratch? I'm looking for rough estimates on equipment like cost of servers and talent such as programmers and developers. I'm willing to spend up to $150,000 to start out. Is this realistic? Are there benefits to building our own versus using something else?
I have created a social network for the people of my country only. At first I invited people from everywhere by chat rooms and word of mouth. But then it all went to a waste when my website went dead. How do I bring my website back to life and get more traffic?