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Top 50 Community Software, Social Network Scripts and Platforms. This is Vivalogo's list of best social network scripts and CMS', community software solutions and social networking platforms (kinda hard to say all these words :) ).

Top 50 Community Software, Social Network Scripts and Platforms

Most of them are open source, free and downloadable. Commercial scripts are marked.Note: listed in no particular order. Last edited in October 2011. SocialEnginefree trial SocialEngine is social networking software powered by PHP and Zend. JomSocial$1 trial Now everyone can create a thriving, unique and interactive Joomla community - A social networking and community script for Joomla CMS.

LiveStreet CMS is a great tool to create social networks and team blogs. Sharetronix Sharetronix is an opensource microblogging platform. Twitterapp Full Source Code based on CodeIgniter Framework and Adobe Air. jCow Jcow is a PHP Social networking and Online Community script. PHPsocial SocialCMS. Build a Microblog with Django. Thus far in our introductory Django tutorial, we’ve installed the open-source Django framework, set up a blog and beefed it up by adding some extras like semantic content tags, some handy template tags and a list of our bookmarks from

Build a Microblog with Django

If you haven’t been following along, now would be a good time to go back to Lesson 1 and catch up. However, what we’ve created is not much different than what one could do with WordPress or another out-of-the-box blogging tool. That’s OK for a learning project. But now we’re getting close to being experts, we are going to explore some territory beyond what we can do with pre-built tools. Let’s build something a little more advanced. Let’s get ready to Tumble These days, many of us follow our friends on services like FriendFeed or Facebook, where the concept of a “blog post” is much looser, smaller and faster.

FriendFeed is a favorite. Let’s build a version of Friendfeed using Django. Laying the groundwork Let’s do it. How it works Huh? Whew! Create your own private Twitter site using WordPress. Getting ready Twitter success is the proof, microblogging is definitely something useful and efficient.

Create your own private Twitter site using WordPress

It can help you staying tuned with friends, family or coworkers. While Twitter is great, it may not be the best choice if you’re looking for a private network, for example for sharing work tips with colleagues, or notice your familly about what’s up. As I was searching for an easy and quick way to create a private microblogging website, I stumbled upon an open source app called, which was created to allow people to launch their own private “Twitter like” microblogging sites. I didn’t really liked it and it was a total pain to install. After this not so good experience, I decided that WordPress should do that job, and do it good as always. Let’s doing it Well, enought talk for now! 1. The first thing to do is obviously to install WordPress on your server. 2. That’s easy as that, you have sucessfully installed P2 and you’re ready for social microblogging. How to Build a Mini-Twitter Site With BuddyPress: Your Open... An exciting new BuddyPress plugin by Rich Fuller has arrived on the scene that enables users to add hashtags to their activities.

How to Build a Mini-Twitter Site With BuddyPress: Your Open...

BuddyPress Activity Stream Hashtags converts #hashtags references to a link that leads to the activity search page. This provides a whole new level of context to BuddyPress activity stream updates. Hosting your own microblogging platform means that you control and manage all of your data. The idea is that people can subscribe directly to your activity stream updates, without having to join a new network, create a new profile, and pass all their data through a proprietary micro-blogging platform such as Twitter.

In BuddyPress a user can subscribe directly to your feed, ie: or the feeds of any of your users. Jeff Sayre wrote an article called A Flock of Twitters: Decentralized Semantic Microblogging that I highly recommend for an in-depth look at the reasons for establishing an open source microblogging ecosystem. Create your own private Twitter site using WordPress.