Microsoft’s now online and ready to socialize

Written by | Microsoft, Social Media, Tech

Two days after Facebook became a public company, Microsoft pushed the ON button to their social networking site (pronounced “social”) is an experimental research project by Microsoft’s Fuselabs, that aims to find ways on how to integrate web browsing, search and social networking. The site have been in beta mode, when the site accidentally went live and a number of theories where going around on what site really is.

At this time, those who can join are people who are 18 years and above and you need to have a Facebook or Windows Live account. offer features similar to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ like Explore (similar to Twitter’s Discovery), Posts (Rich posts), Search that’s powered by Bing, Video Parties, plus you’ll the ability to follow and be followed by other users, also the site still does not offer the ability to create your own page, which I would assume will be possible once becomes more popular.

With Microsoft’s deep pockets and marketing partners, will surely be a serious competition in the social space, even though they own 1.6% stake on Facebook that recently went public, thanks to their $240 million invest last 2007.

I only have one issue with is that your data are public by default unless of course you change them as private via the SETTINGS section, other than that I’m loving the UI that’s clean and intuitive and does not show any ads (yet!). If you like to explore, then just head over to, you can also follow me by clicking here.

Last modified: May 20, 2012

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