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How to start your own twitter like site

Updated on January 14, 2013

With the popularity of Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, many people have started and are still cloning these viral social networks hoping to hit the same million-billion dollar success .However many of these people have had to dig deep into their pockets to find a developer and some of have taken the initiative to do this by themselves with month of sleepless nights.

Not knowing that there are free OPEN SOURCE already made scripts out there, which you can just tweak and customize to your needs in hours to start your own twitter like site.

I list some of them here:

I recommend this book on how to start your own social network

1. Floopo

Floopo is script that you can use to start a micro-blogging has features like on twitter. Some of these are: 140 character status updates, Upload images updates, Control panel to edit various members settings,Public timelines, Status updates counter, @replies system, Change background images, colors, borders and many more

View Floopo demo

Download Floopo

Visit main Floopo website

StatusNet is the open source another microblogging platform that helps you share and Some of its features include: Status/notices, messaging, user profiles etc.


3.Juitter twitter clone script

Juitter is another microblogging system you can use too start your own twitter like site. Some features you might like include:filter words to avoid to show bad content, status updates, Ava tors, customization

Download and view juitter demo

4. Mini Twitter Private

This is a private twitter clone you can use for an office, group, extended family:).

View main website and demo

Download Mini Twitter private

5. Sharetronix

Sharetronix is another open source project you might like..This has a free as well as a paid script you can use for person use.

Some of it's features include: status updates, follow friends and many more

Doownload sharetronix

Visit sharetronix main site

6. Yonkly

Yonkly is an based script you can use to start your own micro-blogging platform. Some of its features include: Support for Groups and timeline, Message search and so much more.

Download yonkly



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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Great hub and very good items for us "web addicts." Voted up and all the way. Fantastic hub. Keep them coming, man.


    • sarclair profile image

      sarclair 7 years ago

      Thank you for the useful info. Voted up.