List of social software

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This is a list of notable social software: selected examples of social software products and services that facilitate a variety of forms of social human contact.



Instant messaging[edit]

Internet forums[edit]

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)[edit]


Massively multiplayer online games[edit]

Media sharing[edit]

Media cataloging[edit]

Online dating[edit]

Web directories[edit]

Social bookmarking[edit]

Web widgets[edit]


Enterprise software[edit]

Social cataloging[edit]

Social citations[edit]

Social evolutionary computation[edit]

Social login[edit]

Social networks[edit]

Social search[edit]

Social customer support software[edit]

Virtual worlds[edit]



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