Thursday, December 6, 2012

Microsoft opens its own social network

(CNN) -- After a long period of closed beta testing, Microsoft made the beta version of its social network, Socl, available to everyone on Tuesday.
Socl initially launched this May. It's a search-meets-social networking website that looks more like Pinterest than Facebook, and has until now been open only to invited Microsoft employees and college students.

Microsoft has opened Socl, a search-meets-social website, to the public for beta testing.

Now, everyone with a Microsoft or Facebook account can access it. The sign-up process is effortless -- users simply connect their account with Socl. They can then start sharing content (e.g. photos, videos, links), and comment on other members' posts.
Socl's forever-scrolling front page, which shows posts from all users, can feel a bit random. Also, though the site offers categorization by tags, it's not that easy to find the content you want.
Overall, Socl is a solid time-waster at this point. As more people join, the site should become more usable, but the question is: With all the social networks and content-sharing sites around, will Socl ever reach critical mass?
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. this is an old post right? I've never heard about this SOCL. what happened? Microsoft did not succeed with this social network? Buy and Sell Philippines

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