BuddyPress was conceived in 2008 while working to add social networking features to a WordPress MU powered site. The first official stable release was in May 2009. The platform has grown and morphed considerably since then, into the dynamic, easily extensible package you see today.
What can I use BuddyPress for?
BuddyPress is built to bring people together. It works well to enable people with similar interests to connect and communicate. Some of the fantastic uses might be:
A campus wide social network for your university, school or college.
An internal communication tool for your company.
A niche social network for your interest topic.
A focused social network for your new product.
If you’re using BuddyPress in a unique or interesting way, be sure to let people know on the forums. We’re always interested.