Microsoft launches out of beta

December 5, 2012

 microsoft socl

If you’re one of the few people who have tried the beta version of Socl, then you might be glad to know that it’s officially launching. It first started as a social search experiment mainly for students and learning. It was first introduced only last October by the Microsoft Research Fuse Labs internally and a few universities in the US.

 microsoft socl

Looking at the website, the Windows 8 tile style is very evident. You can sign in using your Facebook or Microsoft account to create your own collage. I tried to sign in and create my own TechFever collage:

techfever microsoft socl page

I did a search on “techfever” and I was shown different tiles containing old blog posts. Results were from Bing. It’s a social search site (which took me a while to figure out) that allows you to search people who have the same interests. You as a profile/account holder can customize how others see tiles of posts, photos, videos, and links about you or a certain topic.

Check it out for yourself HERE.

Honestly, I don’t know what Microsoft wants to accomplish here but this made me laugh.

What do you think of this SO.CL?

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