Have you seen those viral social network SHARING scripts or viral social network LIKING scripts or viral content locking scripts or viral contest scripts ?
Now, I want to learn how to build such scripts to add a feature onto my social network. Few months ago, I was hunting to buy one of these scripts but then gave-up as was planning on building my own with php. But tonight, I'm wondering if they're built with php atall. Because, if they're not then I'm wasting my time dreaming and so best I buy one of them. I'm listing a few below for you to get an idea what I'm talking about. Note I am listing no affiliate/referral links.
In other words, I want to build a script where if you want something from a member of my sn (like get added as his friend or follower or gain rights to mssg him or download his stuffs like ebook, softwares, or gain access to his records/stats, etc.) then you're gonna have to facebook LIKE his blog or facebook LIKE his fan page or facebook POST or digg his post or tweet about his webpage or retweet his tweet or G+ his pages. In other words, I want the script to force you to SHARE/LIKE his webpage on other social networks). That way, the member gets viral traffic. And you too.
So, is all this do-able with php ? If so, which function ? I know partly curl would do the job but anything else too ?
Which aspect of php should I concentrate on ?
I haven't checked the ones listed on the following page yet but will do after I wake-up. Need to go to bed. You are welcome to check them out and let me know which ones you'd stay away from and which ones you like. That would be feedback for me, should I decide to buy any of them.
One last question, these scripts usually do not come encrypted. Right ? I mean, I'd like to peeping tom over their source code to gain work experience.
PS - More than 6 months back, I built an .exe bot that would force you to tweet about my chosen link. It would check your tweeting page whether you've made the tweet or not. If not, then it won't function. Else, would. Trying to now build something like that with php.
I think if I learn curl then I can get the script to check whether you've made the tweet or not. Get the script to check whether a certain html element or text exists on a page or not. But, I have no clue how to get it to force you to LIKE and SHARE others' pages or how to get the script to LOCK/UNLOCK any content.
PPS - I downloaded the following free script. Do you reckon it is safe and sound to learn from it's source code ?
Thank you for your time and effort!