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Open source service like CollectiveX or Linkedin?

Asked by pallen123 (1514points) September 3rd, 2008

I’m researching the hell out of open source or proprietary Web applications to facilitate a business network. Any more obscure suggestions?

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winblowzxp's avatar

It really depends on what you want it to do. Do you want forums or members? For my business, I use PHP-Fusion. I have support forums, and owners of my products can register them for support.

sdeutsch's avatar

I don’t know if it does exactly what you want, but ning.com is a pretty good “create your own network” site – I’ve used it for networking people working on a common project, so it might work for your business needs…

tonystubblebine's avatar

The current best and most complete open source social network is Elgg. If you want to a service that hosts it for you and is customizable you have a lot of options. TechCrunch (a leading reviewer of web startups) reviewed nine:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/07/24/9-ways-to-build-your-own-social-network/

I can say a bit about one company on that list, CrowdVine, because I founded it. We’re very focused on connecting people and then getting out of their way. This tends to work best in business situations like conferences or intranets.

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