In essence, all participating users are in control of the website’s content.This is in contrast to the standard website structure, where only a set few managerial or administrative members control core content.
Global social media finally hit the 1 Billion user mark in 2012 - and there have been no signs of slowed growth since.
As they compete, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and many others are slowly but surely bringing social networking to every corner of the earth.
It's free, open-source and allows you to customize your social networking website to no end.
Features such as comprehensive personal profiles, friend connections, discussion boards, private messaging and so on, are all implemented into the foundations of Buddy Press' comprehensive CMS.
Elgg uses and operates on LAMP (Linux, Apache, My SQL, and PHP) making it perfect for developers who know exactly what they're doing, and know exactly what they want.