Microsoft Social Network Socl Gets New Design, "Me Pages"

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Remember Socl? It's a social network that Microsoft Research launched in beta a while back. It was initially for students, but in May, they launched it to the public. Now it is out with a new design and something called "me pages," which are essentially profile pages.

"What began with a focus on social search for students and learning has evolved to be a service where people connect over shared interests expressed through beautiful posts," Microsoft says in an email about the product.

Socl was spotted back in November, originally under the name Tulalip, and then Microsoft officially announced it in December, as a way to give students a new way to learn. It was initially made available to students at the University of Washington, Syracuse University, and New York University. Here's what it ended up looking like eventually:

Old Socl

Here's what it looks like now:

Socl Redesign

Microsoft is encouraging those who have signed up for the service in the past to "come get your 'me page'." That would look something like this:

Socl Me Page

Bing's Duane Forrester noted back in May that is not included in Bing's social graph. It least it wasn't at the time.

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