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Elgg Social Networking (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sharma, Mayank

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Elgg is an open-source social web application licensed under GPL version 2, and runs on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) or WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) platform. It offers a networking platform combining elements of blogging, e-portfolios, news feed aggregation, fi... read full description below.

ISBN 9781847192806
Barcode 9781847192806
Published 21 March 2008 by Packt Publishing Limited
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847192806
ISBN-10 1847192807
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Packt Publishing Limited
Imprint Packt Publishing Limited
Publication Date 21 March 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sharma, Mayank
Category Internet
Social & Legal Aspects of Computing
Number of Pages 196
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 347g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Computing: Consumer Books ('Technical Trade')
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 005.276
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Elgg is an open-source social web application licensed under GPL version 2, and runs on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) or WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) platform. It offers a networking platform combining elements of blogging, e-portfolios, news feed aggregation, file sharing, and social networking. Elgg has its own plug-in architecture, and can use plug-ins to provide a calendar and a wiki. It supports a number of open standards including RSS, LDAP for authentication, FOAF, and XML-RPC for integration with most third-party blogging clients. It can be integrated with MediaWiki, Moodle, Drupal, and WebCT. Elgg provides each user with a personal weblog, file repository (with podcasting capabilities), an online profile, and an RSS reader. Additionally, all of a user's content can be tagged with keywords-so they can connect with other users with similar interests and create their own personal learning network. However, where Elgg differs from a regular weblog or a commercial social network (such as MySpace) is the degree of control each user is given over who can access their content.Each profile item, blog post, or uploaded file can be assigned its own access restrictions-from fully public to readable only by a particular group or individual. Using Elgg is the easiest way to create your own fully customized, hosted social network for your business, organization, or group of friends. Elgg communities can include blogs, discussion groups, media galleries, friends' lists, and much more. Because it's open source, and has many plug-ins, Elgg can be extended in unlimited ways. Elgg lets you host your own Facebook-style social network and retain complete control over how it works. This book shows you all you need to know to create safe, fun social networks. While anybody can use Elgg to create their social network, it is especially useful in education as it has many features making it suitable for e-learning, including groups, communities, and blogs that can be used for online classes where students can communicate in a new way with each other and with students around the world-in a managed, protected environment, creating what its authors term a "personal learning landscape". This book also covers using Elgg in teaching/learning.

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Author's Bio

Mayank Sharma is a contributing editor at SourceForge, Inc's Linux.com. He also writes a monthly column for Packt Publishing. Mayank has contributed several technical articles to IBM developerWorks where he hosts a Linux Security blog. When not writing, he occasionally teaches courses on Open Source topics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as an Industry Expert.

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