Microsoft’s So.cl Goes Live

by Venkat eswarlu on May 20, 2012

in News

Microsoft’s social networking site, so.cl which gone live accidentally few months back is in fact launched by Microsoft and available to all at present, you can sign into this service with your Facebook username and password or with Windows Live account. What is So.cl is all about? so.cl pronounced as Social combines web browsing, search and social networking.

Once you signed into So.cl with Windows live account it asks your permission to

  • Sign you automatically into so.cl whenever you signed into Windows Live,
  • So.cl also can able to view your profile info including your name, gender, display picture, contacts and friends,
  • Socl can also see or access your email addresses in your profile.

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You can change these settings anytime once after you signed in, and if you accept to these permissions you’ll enter Socl otherwise you may be greeted with error page  like below which happened to me.

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Once you’re in, Socl asks to choose topics and followers you’re interested to follow. User can start for searching for any topic he interested or select a topic that is trending on so.cl and then he/she can click on results to share with others. User can edit the post, share posts over Facebook and via email by entering their email addresses.

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So.cl bookmarklet is available which you need to drag below to browser’s toolbar to n start sharing interesting content found on web on So.cl.

To use Socl you need to be 18 years age or older and you should agree to So.cl terms of service and privacy statement. So.cl is an experiment in open search that means your searches can be viewed by all other and will also be available to third parties.

“So.cl does not automatically post your searches, comments, or likes to your Facebook stream unless you choose this option. Also we don’t contact your Facebook friends once unless you invite them”

Why late? you can now start exploring so.cl over here.

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Brent Coughenour, Sr. May 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I use microsoft and linux but will not use anything that connects to facebook microsoft can stick that up thier

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SEOGenX May 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

so one more network, @facebook, be prepared! competition increased, i personally love facebook..a perfect social network.

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