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Microsoft Launches Own Social Network, So.cl

Written on May 21, 2012 by Lulu

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Software giant Microsoft's So.cl was launched not to challenge Facebook.

Software giant , quietly launched their own site named , this weekend. (pronounced ‘social’) is designed to “to give students the ability to network with their peers to share information.” It was not made to compete with Facebook.

So.cl can be accessed through your Facebook or Windows Live accounts. It showcases a “bookmarklet” feature that allows users to add a “Share on So.cl” button and share interesting websites to fellow users. Users also have the option to share, tag and comment on other people’s post. They can also “riff” “a new way to interact and improvise with content.”, according to Microsoft. You can also create “video parties”, an option to and assemble videos that can be shared to other users.

This new social networking site was initially made available to information and design schools at the University of Washington, Syracuse Universitym and New York University.

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