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Free/inexpensive social-networking platforms?

Asked by emilyrose (2269points) July 13th, 2009

I’m currently using ning ( for a social networking site I’m starting but have found it’s rather limited in terms of search functionality and other features. Are there other sites that do what ning does but better? Free or low-cost?

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Odysseus's avatar

Facebook , or is that too obvious an answer?

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Aren’t you on one now?

emilyrose's avatar

Maybe you guys didn’t understand my question or I don’t know how to word it properly. Elgg as @digitaljesus suggested, is one that works. Basically I am looking for a site that will host me to make my own social networking site.

benseven's avatar

You should definitely check out ning

emilyrose's avatar

@benseven—I already made a site on ning, but it didn’t have the search functionality I was hoping for.

963chris's avatar

im currently checking out socialgo ( after having tried messing around at length with buddypress, an add-on for wordpress. ill keep you posted. any updates in regard to elgg?

963chris's avatar

@digitaljesus: can you point me to any working sites using elgg or some screenshots? i cant really find anything + would like to be able to see a preview before going thru the hassle of a server install + debug. thx in adv.

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