Microblogging, with the wide usage of Twitter, is a hot subject in today’s web.
Using few words & spending less effort compared to the standard blogging, it becomes possible to share knowledge, feelings, etc. And, it keeps users connected to other users with the simple yet powerful community features.
While there are very popular microblogging services like Twitter, Tumblr or Plurk, being a rival may not be (or may be) the best idea. However, in order to create something unique, a community for a closed group or a microblog for a single user, there are still huge opportunities.
Here are 9 open source microblogging applications to create your own:
StatusNet (previously Laconica) is the engine which runs the popular microblogging site Identi.ca.
It is built with PHP/MySQL & offers a smooth usage as it is a widely used, mature application.
P.S. The source can be found here.
Yonkly is an Asp.Net-powered Twitter-clone for creating your own microblogging community network.