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6 Open Source Social Networking Projects

Oct 18, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"The big social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all us open source software to power their services. Eric Geier rounds up a batch of open source social networking projects that you can deploy in your own organization, plus one open source social networking aggregator.

"Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn have taken off. They are now among the top sites visited among the entire World Wide Web. As you might have guessed, the open source community has some involvement in the social networking space.

"There are basically two types of applications when it comes to social networking. On the user side, there are aggregator applications that gives users access to multiple sites from one application. Then there are applications that serve as development platforms for creating social networking sites.

"Here is a list of 6 open source projects: one aggregator and five development platforms:"

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