Microsoft expands social network ‘Socl’ for web users
London: Tech giant Microsoft has expanded its version of a social network, Socl, for the public that allows users to share content in an online gallery similar to Pinterest.
Socl, pronounced "social" and powered by Microsoft``s search engine Bing allows users to create visual posts, and now anyone with a Facebook or Microsoft account is able to sign up.
On the website, Microsoft made it clear that it did not intend to go head to head with Facebook or other social networks.
"Socl is an experimental research project with a minimal set of features," the BBC quoted the firm as saying.
According to the report, Socl was developed by Microsoft`s Fuse Labs unit as a "research project... focused on the future of social experiences and learning".
It has been in private beta test mode for a year and in May was given a low-key launch, aimed mainly at students, the report said.
As part of the wider launch, Microsoft has redesigned the homepage of the website. Users are invited to create "rich, visual collages" based on interests. The posts can be shared on Facebook or Twitter, the report added.
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