SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, today announced plans to open source its Digsby product, allowing the larger community to enhance and expand one of the Internet's most beloved communications tools.
Just over a year after Digsby's acquisition by Tagged, the company has made the decision to open source the Digsby platform on GitHub, while continuing to support the community.
"After much consideration, we are following through on an exciting decision to open Digsby up and enable the community to evolve the platform forward," said Tagged CEO Greg Tseng. "As a team of passionate open source users, we felt that Digsby's bright future should be driven both by Tagged and the development community that has so often sung its praises."
Digsby was founded by a team of Rochester Institute of Technology graduates. Since launching in 2008, Digsby has been a leader in bringing support for all major IM, email and social network protocols under one easy-to-use application.
"I was very excited to bring Digsby under the Tagged brand last year and I am overjoyed that we are able to effectively deliver our code and platform to the community," said Digsby founder and Tagged Director of Product Management, Steve Shapiro. "I can't wait to watch Digsby's continued success."
The Digsby open source code can be found at https://github.com/tagged/digsby.
Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. While other offerings focus almost exclusively on existing relationships, Tagged has established the category of social discovery. Tagged is the largest social discovery network in the world with over 330 million members (combined with wholly owned hi5) in 220 countries. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize through advanced browsing and matching features, shared interests and more. Founded in 2004, Tagged is based in San Francisco.