Microsoft has lauched their own social site so.cl which requires facebook n windows live ids to log in.The site went live last year accidentally from then the project was acknowledged.Microsoft "experiment in open search" is designed to be a research tool in which studentsshare information on a variety of topics of interest.That means all the search done will visible to others students and users.Which some times makes u fell like your privacy is being evaded.
So.cl is a mixture of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Youtube if u see it the first time but its different.It is for the users to search data, watch and learn and process it for betterment.So.cl does offer some unique features for students and users.So.cl is mainly about exploring about a “topic”.So.cl users have a profile page to set things about yourself and about your real world achievements. Users can follow other users, and share posts within the network. Check-ins or 140-character bits is the new way to update status. So.cl posts revolves around internet searches.Users have to choose what ever they want to explore and the So.cl feeds users with all of the posts on the topic.Posts on So.cl is totally based on the search the users does using Microsoft’s public Bing API. So.cl has a section called “Feed Results,” which displays posts related to yours each from other So.cl users.Videos parties an other feature of help users learn, entertain or share videos,Users can share, comment, like posts of other users.Privacy a big an important issue of So.cl.Search users conduct through So.cl is public, unless users specify in the search toolbar.According to Microsoft, So.cl is “an experiment in open search” that’s focused on “exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” The company’s FUSE Labs arm developed the site and originally made it available only to students at the University of Washington, Syracuse University and New York University.
So.cl is still in its experimental mode, but now it’s open to the public to test out.So.cl is a Puzzle which is very confusing right now. Useful changes might get on the right track.It only lets users to stalk other users and give info about their searches.