Microsoft Launches Social Network ‘Socl’
The site allows you to create topics of interest and click into these to see a scrapbook-style layout of images and text.
Social network Socl (pronounced ‘social’) has opened publicly, allowing users to find topics of interest and view them in a scrapbook-style layout of images and text. Mashable reports that the site launched in May but was only open to invited Microsoft employees and college students. Now anyone with a Microsoft or Facebook account can sign up by simply connecting their account with Socl.
Microsoft Research FUSE Labs developed Socl as an experiment in social search and it has evolved into a place where people connect over shared interests expressed through post collages composed of images, links, captions, and videos.