Thursday, December 15, 2011

Downloadable Open Source Social Bookmarking Platforms

Social bookmarking is a method for users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. Here is the list of top Open Source Social Bookmarking Platforms:
1. Scuttle
“Scuttle is a free open source software for creating social bookmarking sites like Allows multiple users to store, share and tag their favourite links online.”
2. SemanticScuttle
“SemanticScuttle is a social bookmarking tool experimenting with new features like structured tags and collaborative descriptions of tags. Originally a fork of Scuttle, it has overtaken its ancestor in stability, features and usability.”
3. GetBoo
“Web 2.0 bookmarking system, both social (with tags) and private (with folders). Import and export your bookmarks from multiple browsers. Admin management section with SPAM protection, translations, bookmarklets, Firefox extension, RSS feeds, and more! ”
4. Pligg CMS
“Pligg CMS is a content management platform that powers tens of thousands of websites. It specializes in creating social publishing networks, where users submit and promote content similar to sites like Digg, Reddit, linksbang and Mixx. ”
5. Communitynews
“CommunityNews uses social bookmarking and bayesian techinques to provide periodic postings to blogs. Users can vote for or against RSS sources ti increase the chances that the source is used again. Spam filtering (bayesian) is provided by spam bayes. ”
6. Jumper
“Jumper 2.0 is a collaborative search engine that is powered by social bookmarking. It uses peer and social-networking principles to tag and link distributed content, media, or data to make valuable information more easily discoverable. ”
7. Akarru Social BookMarking Engine
“Akarru is a social bookmarking engine, is used to build social bookmarkings sites, like Users posts links and promote links to front page using voting system.”
8. Bookmark4U
“Bookmark4U is an web-server application, which is based onApache + PHP + MySQL. Bookmark4U is intended to provide a comfortable bookmarking environment for users. ”
9. laicos - Social Bookmarking in ASP.Net
“laicos or social backwards is a social bookmarking website development application. Use this project to create a Digg style clone. In and MySQL environment. ”
10. Taggly
“Taggly is an online social bookmarking software written with usability and scalability in mind. ”


  1. Great post! Social bookmarking involves submitting your site to the social media sites. It is a very efficient way for helping your site to gain backlinks.
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  2. You forgot to mention phpDug sites surely? has a good list of social bookmarking platforms.