Open Source Social Networking Platform

It seems that some folks have seen a business opportunity in developing an open source social network platform. From Insoshi’s website:

Insoshi is a product and a project. The product aims to be the best open-source social networking platform. The project is to make the product!

I posted my perspective on such an endeavour about six months ago on OS Social Networking Application. I thought for a while that Elgg had the makings of such a platform but it never really took off, except in a the educational field. We’ll see how Insoshi does and it’s good to have several OS options. I know that it will be a platform that I will look at for my clients.

I found out about Insoshi via Dan Martell on Twitter, so I’m sure the team at Spheric Technologies will be playing with it soon.

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3 Responses to “Open Source Social Networking Platform”

  1. Dave

    Hi Harold,

    While Elgg did make its name within Education, it is expanding rapidly into other areas; we have just announced the securing of a very large project within financial services with more coming shortly. So I for one, am feeling very confident about the future. It is worth remembering that these things take time.

    Cheers.

  2. Harold

    That’s great news, Dave. As you know, I have been a long-time supporter of the Elgg project.

  3. Andrew

    Spheric has had the chance to play with it in the early stages. It has the beginnings of a solid solution but currently lacks a few key features, including invites, groups and a few other items. We are excited to see the future of the product since it’s a big part of what we do and the future of the industry.