Appalachian State University alumnus Rio Tazewell launched the Boone Community Network, a social networking site dedicated specifically to the Boone area, on Aug. 18.
Tazewell said the site is composed of four parts. The booniverse, mediascape, marketplace and a calendar.
Booniverse is similar to a hashtag, where users can label and discover things they identify with.
Mediascape is a component that lets users upload pictures and videos publically and is connected with the marketplace, which uses the same functionality as Craigslist, Tazewell said.