What it does
The Social Network SE Core (or SNE) is a REST Service with a Web interface that gives end users the possibility of communicating with each other. Unlike monolithic infrastructures (such as Facebook), the SNE provides not only full autonomy of user data but also provides the possibility of running SNE as a federated service.
How it works
It provides an easy to use client-sided single page application that works in the browser and can be compiled to iOS and Android via Phonegap. The server-side components are a noSQL database CouchDB and a webserver.
What you get
The implementation is a downloadable software package on github.