Elgg.org: Last year, when I was a judge in Packt’s awards, I was in the “social networking” category, which was odd since I didn’t know a thing about it. But I was still impressed with Elgg, and I voted for it.
Flash forward a year, and I now a lot more about social networking. And Elgg has a new version out, and it’s even better than the last one. I set up a demo with it for a client, and they (and I) were just blown away by it.
Elgg is “Facebook in a box.” It installed for me in about five minutes, and the default functionality out of the box is crazy impressive. In working with it, I was struck that this could be a great intranet and collaboration platform for a company intranet.
We get requests all the time for “how much would it cost to build Facebook/LinkedIn/whatever.” With Elgg, we now have a huge head start on that answer.