Remember how we told you earlier that Microsoft was quietly developing its own social network named Tulalip. Well the name has been changed but the story remains true. Yes now we have more pics and a sneak peek arranged for you, of this very secret project by Microsoft.
Screenshot credit: The Verge
Luckily Thomas Houston, the community Manager at The Verge got a hands-on chance to try out this new social network. He further said Microsoft Socl basically is a social network which is built on HTML5 and works on the idea known as Tagging. When you post a status update, your friends will have the ability to like, comment or tag it. All the topics you tag can be categorised in a box known as Tagged Interests.
Apart from doing a status update, you can also perform a search from the Social Search box which is visible to your followers. The search is obviously powered by Bing. Your friends can also choose to respond to your search by giving answers.
The social network is similar to Twitter’s Following/Follower idea. If you want a particular friend’s updates you can follow him and all his activities can be then seen in your feed. Multiple feeds can be created just like the idea behind Google+ Circles.
Microsoft Socl also includes a Video Party feature just like Google+’s Hangouts. It includes a chat option as well and you can watch videos with your family and friends.
The social network is still under development and has not been released to the public yet. As soon as there are invites available we will be the first one to report it. Subscribe to Chaaps now for further updates on this topic.
I don’t think Microsoft Socl will pose as a challenge to Facebook or Google+ because it still has a long way to go but i bet i want to try it out first before it gets shut down (pun intended). Share your thoughts with us. What do you think the future of Microsoft Socl will be, can it stand against the major social networks like Facebook and Google+?
Source: The Verge