Ruby Social Networking

Open-source Ruby projects categorized as Social Networking

Top 8 Ruby Social Networking Projects

  • Mastodon

    Your self-hosted, globally interconnected microblogging community

    Project mention: Bluesky announces data federation for self hosters | | 2024-02-22

    Mastodon DMs have absolutely no privacy:

    For a decentralized protocol doing things right is much more important than doing things fast, it is very difficult (and in a lot of cases impossible) to break backwards compatibility.

  • Discourse

    A platform for community discussion. Free, open, simple.

    Project mention: Introducing the new Godot Forum | /r/godot | 2023-12-08

    Discourse is also open source

  • PopRuby

    PopRuby: Clothing and Accessories for Ruby Developers. Fashion meets Ruby! Shop our fun Ruby-inspired apparel and accessories designed to celebrate the joy and diversity of the Ruby community.

  • diaspora*

    A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network.

    Project mention: Diaspora is a decentralized, federated alternative to Facebook that anyone can join and contribute to | /r/InnerNet | 2023-12-07
  • Mailboxer

    A Rails gem to send messages inside a web application

  • Forem

    The best Rails 3 and Rails 4 forum engine. Ever. (by rubysherpas)

  • Thredded

    The best Rails forums engine ever.

  • Social Shares

    Check how many times url was shared in social networks, e.g. share counts


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  • Denshobato

    Private messaging between models

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-22.

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What are some of the best open-source Social Networking projects in Ruby? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Mastodon 45,480
2 Discourse 39,866
3 diaspora* 13,331
4 Mailboxer 1,640
5 Forem 1,555
6 Thredded 1,545
7 Social Shares 329
8 Denshobato 38
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