Social networking software script can be a good solution for a small business owner.

The main commercial scripts are:

PhpFox is a powerful full featured professional social networking software for different web communities and friends. Features include video-plug in, flash chat and instant messenger.

PhpFox provides an active user forum where script developers, script users and prospective customers can interact, ask questions and get feedback. It is a social networking script that today powers thousands of communities that range from all sort of niche's and business models. phpFox includes by default modules such as forums, photo, blogs, user profile, quizzes, groups, video, music, polls, events, marketplace/classified and an admin panel where the site owner/administrator can manage their site. If the site owners are interested in additional features there is an area called "Customize" for them to get add-ons made by third party developers.

World Dating Partners is the best platform for creating dating networking sites.

DZOIC Handshakes Professional is a powerful and commercially available fully customizable social network script to run your own social networking portal. It has very good social plugins, very powerful admin console.

iScripts Socialware is an easy to setup social networking software just requires PHP and MySQL database. It is user friendly and has powerful features include friends management, Groups,...

The list of free social networking scripts is very comprehensive and we include only a few in our review:

MyOwnSpace is a PHP based open source clone of the most popular social networking sites like myspace, orkut etc. It is a home made script and is free to use under GPL license.

Dolphin is a community builder and social networking software available free of charge. Features include integrated payment checkouts, profiles, blogs and other various third-party extended.

Elgg is open source social networking platform which can be deployed to run a full fledged community site for friends or students or other social network. It supports RSS aggregation.

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For your online networking success and until next time.

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