Socl, New Social Networking Made in Microsoft

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Microsoft quietly launched its own social networking site, Socl, Sunday (05/20/2012). The mention of the name Socl is "Social" and the address at So.cl.

Social networking project Microsoft has actually been leaking since the end of 2011, even have known surely that would be named Socl.

On the "About" Socl, explained that social networking is an experimental research project for learning objectives developed by FUSE Labs from Microsoft.

Socl combines social networking and search to assist the general public, especially students, to discover and share interesting web pages.

Data Socl search results in search engine powered by Bing.

In Socl, users can log in using Facebook or Windows Live account. Socl Once inside, users will be faced with a variety of topics and proposals to invite friends to Socl.

There are a series of menus to the left of the screen, starting from the post, profile, video parties to the Following and followers.


Interesting features are the video parties, which allows users to search, watch, and collect videos with other users.

Button icon "home" is located on the top left, flanked by Socl logo and the search engine box. As with Facebook, the home menu will display the feed or the latest news from the users Socl.

Users can post and share web sites or other interesting content. Any posts that appear in the feed can be commented (comment), split (share) and marked (tag).

There are enough different ways to respond to any post on Socl, the Riff. Microsoft explains, Riff is a new way to interact and improvise the content.

Notification of activity can be seen in Socl by clicking the box next to the name and photo of the user who is located in the upper right of the screen. If there is a notification, the box will be colored orange.

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