Elgg is an open source social networking engine that provides a robust framework on which to build all kinds of social environments, from a campus wide social network for your university, school or college or an internal collaborative platform for your organization through to a brand-building communications tool for your company and its clients.
What is a social environent like the one that Elgg produces?
Is a private social network, a kind of particular Facebook, that permits us create all the sharing and collaborating processes privately (or make it public, if we want to) in our own environment. Therefore, the exposition is decided by ourselves based on the users and the visibility we permit over the content. Elgg can be a very useful tool to teach, in educational environments, to the most little alumns to use properly social media in a controlled environment by the center and do not have to wait to the 14 years old to teach them with the public social networks.
Why is Elgg useful? What kind of webs can we create?
With Elgg we can create social networks to comunicate and collaborate, allowing to the users to participate easily in al the network proccesses. Some examples can be those:
- Professional school networks.
- Company colaboration environments.
- Educational centers networks.
- Communitary social networks.
- Non-profit organizations networks.
- Employee networks.
- Clients networks.
Who uses Elgg?
Those are only some examples websites using Elgg:
01 Caprabo (Company)
02 edu22(Educative network)
03 International Women's Forum (Woman and leadership network)
International Women's Forum
04 Inside the Hotel (Travellers network)
05 Agujero Negro (Network about Internet)
05 Elgg Community (Elgg users web)