DrupalEasy Podcast 19: Michael Peacock Interview, Author of "Drupal 6 Social Networking"

Mike Anello interviews Michael Peacock, author of Drupal 6 Social Networking from Packt Publishing. They discuss how Drupal, combined with various contributed modules, can build very effective social networking web sites. They also discuss how the book is also a very good reference for Drupal core in general. Finally, they talk about the User Relationships module and how it can be a very helpful tool in a Drupal developer's toolbox.

We'll be giving away two free copies of the book. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post (along with your Drupal.org user name so we know how to contact you if you win) or send us a quick note using our contact form. If you're so inclined, you can also follow @drupaleasy on Twitter to get exclusive daily Quicktips and announcements of upcoming DrupalEasy events.

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UPDATE: 10/17/09 - The book winners have been selected! Names will be posted here soon!


User relationships is a great module. I don't have this book, yet, but have been considering it. There's so many social networking modules and it's interesting to see how the same subject can be tackled in so many different ways.

Michelle (Michelle on drupal.org as well)

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Sat, 09/19/2009 - 21:49

Author comment

Hello. I enjoyed listening to the podcast, and would love to receive a copy of the book. Thanks!

Submitted by mjross on Sat, 09/19/2009 - 22:47

Knowing which modules to use for social networking functionality has always been a challenge for me!

(username: mactoph- /user/70813/)

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Sat, 09/19/2009 - 23:37

Just dropping my name in the hat for the book drawing. I really like your interviews with all of the authors of Drupal books. Hopefully my name will get pulled this time.


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 18:55

It sure wasn't easy logging in to your site with OpenID, but I'm glad I finally managed it. :-)

The way you presented the first 5–6 really made me interested in the book.
Here's my name for the hat of possible winners of a copy of the book: Johan Falk.


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 02:27

It's been a couple of weeks... Have you picked a winner, yet?


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 09:50

No answer here, no answer on Twitter. I wonder if this contest was for real?


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 09:45

Author comment

Baiting will always work...

We haven't picked the contest winners yet...


Submitted by ultimike on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 20:30

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

Just seemed very strange that you announce a contest in a post and don't put any date on when it ends and there's no word for weeks. Seemed like maybe you weren't very serious about it.


Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 10:25