Unleashing the Best Open Source Social Networking Software
Social networking is only going in one direction - up. The
huge social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
have become a necessity for businesses. They increasingly recognise the
importance of incorporating social networking features with their
strategy. The benefits are broad and wide. Social networking helps to
increase brand awareness, improve social signals, offers word-of-mouth
advertising, and boosts audience reach and influence.
Social networking's appeal is even more notable among
consumers. Social media helps individuals follow breaking
news, keep up with family, friends, or colleagues, as well as
contributing to online debates, and learning from others.
Social networking sites have been rapidly adopted by children
and, especially, teenagers and young people worldwide. 98% of 18-24
year old use social media in the UK.
The open source community plays an important role in the
social networking space. It helps individuals create their own social
easily. With the software featured in this article, users can take more
of their site, and help establish and maintain a connection between
users of the site. New social networking platforms keep appearing from
every corner. Unlike newcomers, all of the mature software
packages featured here are professional, have a good feature
set, and are easy to install and configure.
To provide an insight into the quality of software
that is available, we have compiled the following list of open source
social networking software.
Now, let's explore the 5 social networking packages at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Social Networking Software
||Award-winning social networking engine
setup bundled with essential social networking plugins
||Built on Drupal 7
plugin that offers social networking in a box
||Joomla social networking and Subscription Management
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