Microsoft has opened up its So.clsocial networking service to the general public, which lets users share and comment on interesting search results and connect with “like-minded” people.
It is targeted at students and had earlier been restricted to invitees at universities and schools in the US.
The service integrates with Facebook and is being pitched as an “experiment” rather than a rival to other networks.
Microsoft revealed that the product was developed by its Fuse Labs unit as a “research project… focused on the future of social experiences and learning.”
Members are invited to create “collages of content” using the firm’s Bing search engine technology and external links, which they can, then share with others.
Users can then identify people who are interested in the same topics, monitor their associates’ feeds and take part in “video parties” during which members watch online videos together, commenting on them via chat function.
Members can sign in…
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