Microsoft a social networking site for students

It looks like project Socl/ is finally gone live: (pronounced “social”) is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.

Great to see that it uses Montage.

Read more about Socl.
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Project Emporia (alpha preview)

Project Emporia lets you explore what people are tweeting about in specific topic areas.

Browse and vote on information flowing through the Twitter ‘stream’ with your own lens to “tune in” content of interest to you, without a Twitter account.

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Spindex Tech Preview tested

A few days ago I announced Spindex. Well today I got my invitation code.

Here is how it looks:

It’s fast, especially the searching, and it has a simple, clean design. I hope this Tech Preview will get some little updates to make it really mature.

If you are using Spindex make sure you give the team some feedback 😉

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