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Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« on: November 16, 2011, 04:53:04 pm »
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It appears that Microsoft is trying to get into the social networking game, as you know, it’s the hipster thing to do. There’s Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, oh yeah and Myspace; it might be dead but they still garner a good following and stats, for the time being at least. So with the three big dogs Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, how can there possibly be room for another social network.

We also have YouTube, Tumblr, Diaspora and a few other more obscure social network driven websites that look to connect everyone. How on earth is there room for Microsoft’s new social network Socl? I am trying not to hate on them, but I am not a fan of Internet Explorer nor Bing which probably means I won’t be a fan of Socl. That is just my opinion though.

With so many social networks and it being this late in the Internet game, I really don’t see Microsoft succeeding unless they bring something completely revolutionary to the table. By looking at the screen shots of the new Socl site that The Verge posted as some sneak peaks, it seems more of your run of the mill Facebook-Google Plus style social network. The site is private right now, so you won’t be able to access it.

Taken from the BitShare blog post, which also has screenshots.

EDIT: I do like the video party thing.
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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 05:25:14 pm »
Guess it'll be kinda hard for it to catch, since a shitload of similar products exists. Unless it have THE feature. It probably doesn't.

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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 05:25:42 pm »
The problem is that these people have a few great ideas, but they don't have a big enough share of the social media market. 

Google has been at it for years and still has not struck a solid formula for social networks. 
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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 05:33:16 pm »
Personally I think it would be much easier, and probably cheaper, for Microsoft to just try to get a deal with Facebook to integrate some of their ideas. That is, unless they have their minds 100% set on making a complete social network with all of the hassles that come with it.

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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 06:10:19 pm »
There are so many social networks already. I just can,t keep up with more than one. When I stopped making music for a year once, I got used more to Facecook than Myspace, then I just plain quit Myspace. Now Google Plus arrived and I just can't get used to it because I already got used to Facebook.

Also didn't Microsoft features get added on Facebook like Bing translation, lately?

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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 06:31:58 pm »
You said FacecookXD


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Re: Socl - Microsoft's "Yet Another Social Network"
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 03:55:38 pm »
I did? Maybe I just want a social network for fans of cooking nethams ???