WordPress wins best Social Networking CMS

According to Packt Publishing, WordPress wins best Social Networking CMS. And I think it's a complete sham.

From their site:

Packt is pleased to reveal that WordPress is the first winner of the 2007 Open Source CMS Award, picking up the best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System. In a very close category, WordPress came out in front of Elgg and Drupal, who finished joint second.

WordPress is a good blogging platform. It's not for social networking. It's a blog. WordPress MU (multi-user) is more of a social networking application than its blogging conterpart. Even Drupal is more for Social Networking than WordPress. And Elgg is a social networking cms. And since it tied for second, it shows me that it has a strong user base that believes in it.

Social Networking brings people together. I'm not sure how WordPress does that.


Josh's picture

How does WordPress not work for social networking. You can add twitter plugins, faceboook plugins, and people can comment on you articles. I don't see how drupal is more of a social networking tool than WordPress. In my opinion the both do just about the same thing, but I think wordpress does it better. What is it that makes Drupal so much more social network ready?

A1qa's picture

I think WP is much more suitable for social networking than Drupal just for one reason: it's much more simple. It's simple to install, simple to make all the settings and then post your thoughts, ideas and whatever else. So, you can easily set up your own blog and share your thoughts, everybody can make it (I mean without special skills, just following the instructions) and it's really popular. Drupal is for professionals. Those who are working on IT sphere, coz it's too hard to cope with it without special skills. So, WP there seems to be a winner. smiley

Makarska's picture

I like that in Drupal, for example, the user can create their own weblogs and exchange ideas in forums.

Makarska's picture

Drupal has a strong online community that its members have actively supported. There are also companies that offer commercial support and operate professional development.

Brad's picture

I think that wordpress is the best solution. It is highly customizable and can do so many thing you can with it. I have tried Drupal as well but beeing new to the platform it was a bit harder getting around in the community.

A CMS/blogging platform and a social networking tool. That is the beauty of it!