Comparison of social networking software

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Social Network Engine Comparison

Social Network Engines provide the basis for community driven content and social/business networking.

Category PeopleAggregator ELGG Mugshot Drupal Telligent Community iScripts Socialware ImpressCMS Joomla! PHPizabi ODS
Last Access 2007-03-05 2009-03-21 2008-10-31 2008-11-02 2009-06-23 2008-10-10 2009-10-07 2007-03-05 2007-03-05 2008-03-06
License Custom [1] [5] Open source under the GPL 2.0[2] [6] GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0[3] [7] Custom Custom GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0 Custom Licensing Terms (based on GPL 2.0)
Cost Free (not free, $2700-$20,000)[clarification needed] Free Free Free Per License Per License, $147.00 Free Free Free Free
Source Code Yes Freely available via stable releases and development SVN SVN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version 1.2pre6 1.5 N/A 5.12, 6.6 5.0 2.2 1.1.3 1.5.12 0.848b C1 HFP1 5.0.5
Installation Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box Out of the box
Codebase PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL/PostgreSQL PHP, MySQL ASP.NET 3.5 / Microsoft SQL Server PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL PHP, MySQL VSP/VSPX
SSO support Yahoo Flickr ID, OpenID , VardSpace (under dev) LDAP built in, OpenID by plugin No Yes – OpenID, module Yes – OpenID LDAP Active Directory Facebook Cookie Forms No Yes – OpenID + LDAP + Active Directory built in Yes – OpenID, module Yes – OpenID and Yadis compliant
RSS Blog Blog/Files/Groups/users/tags Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RSS Reader/Aggregator No Yes Simple aggregator from many sites Module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access control Group based Yes, users and groups (extensible via plugins) Group based Yes Yes Yes, Users and Groups Yes, Users and Groups Yes Yes, Users and Groups
Wiki No Plugin No Module Yes No Module No No Yes
Forum Yes Yes, via plugin No Yes Yes Yes Module Yes, via component Yes Yes
Blog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Module Yes Yes Yes
Media sharing "Image, Video, Audio" "Image, video, audio, documents, any filetype, automatic podcast support" (Kaltura Elgg Plugin) Module (Kaltura All-in-One Video Module) Yes "Image, Video, Audio" Yes Yes Yes
Messaging Yes Yes Yes Module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Event Calendar Yes/Personal+Group Yes, via plugin (Beta) Module Module Yes Module Yes, via plugin Yes Yes
Social Grouping Yes Yes Module Yes Yes Module Yes, via plugin Yes (commercial module) Yes
Tagging Yes Yes Module Yes Yes Module No Yes (SKOS, SCOT and MOAT)
Connectivity "MySpace, Facebook, Google Service, YouTube, AIM, Flickr" Yes via third party integration like Octazen scripts Facebook, Google, Content Mirroring, RSS importer, External Widgets Yes,YouTube @all by Module Facebook, Flickr, Amazon, Ebay, Google, del.icio.us, Web importer, Mash-ups
Bookmark Sharing / Management Yes, via plugin Module @all by Module Yes Yes
Poll Generation/Tally Yes Module Yes Yes
Contact Management Yes Module Yes
Supports the Semantic Web Yes Yes, and Linked Data
Supports DataPortability Yes
Customizable Under dev. Extensible via plugins with a flexible API; skinnable; available in many languages Module Extensible via plugins, widgets, tasks, events, REST; skinnable; available in many languages Skinnable, Module Manager Module + Plugins + ImpressCMS Persitable Framework(IPF) Open Source, Skinnable, and more
Comment Integration of many services "Clean, simple" More like RSS aggrators Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. Community and collaboration platform with many integrated core applications Supports Free and paid membership plans Install only if you like with modules. ImpressCMS = Make a Lasting Impression Content management All component applications fully integrated, and all data accessible by multiple means including SPARQL/RDF, ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, OLE DB, XMLA, and other protocols.
Category PeopleAggregator ELGG Mugshot Drupal Telligent Community iScripts Socialware ImpressCMS Joomla! PHPizabi ODS
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