Microsoft Brings So.cl Social Network to Public

May 21st, 2012 at 6:45 pm
 


There will always be that new social networking platform bound to outgun the ones before it, much like how Facebook fizzled the coolness out of Myspace. Now, Microsoft aims to beat Facebook in its own game by coming up with its own social-minded website, even though the Redmond-based company insists the site is not a Facebook (or Twitter) rival. So.cl–pronounced “social”–is described as a social search site that combines “social networking and search, to help people find and share interesting web pages.”

The service is now available to the public, albeit by invitation only. It was initially offered to students at a select number of universities in the United States.

So.cl allows users to take search results from Bing–ranging from standard links, photos, and videos–and share them with others. There is also “Video Parties,” where users can create a video playlist and share it with their networks.

Microsoft elaborates So.cl as “an experimental research project using a minimal set of features which help combine search with the social network for the purpose of learning.”

We will post our review of So.cl once the invite drops by our inbox.

Source:

http://www.so.cl/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57437881-93/microsoft-quietly-launches-so.cl-social-network/

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2012/05/microsoft-opens-up-socl-social-network/

 

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