Microsoft unveils his own social network

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I don't know if this news is new or not but it's my first time hearing it.

Microsoft's Social Network Unveiled: Socl

Looks like microsoft wants a share of that social network pie. Think it'll be any different from Google's numerous attempts?

It amazes me how Facebook came from nothing to being while it is today while all these companies with tons of resources, expertise and experience can't come up with something 1/4 as popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

    I don't know if this news is new or not but it's my first time hearing it.

    Microsoft's Social Network Unveiled: Socl

    Looks like microsoft wants a share of that social network pie. Think it'll be any different from Google's numerous attempts?

    It amazes me how Facebook came from nothing to being while it is today while all these companies with tons of resources, expertise and experience can't come up with something 1/4 as popular.
    I think it is because facebook was original. Now people just want to hop in on the bandwagon. In my opinion the only ones that will be successful are niche related social networks. Of course I may be wrong... but look at linkedin... facebook started out as niche related... myspace was niche related then strayed away.

    Look at twitter.. twitter blew up, but still not touching facebook. Google + will never get close. Myspace is dead. I just don't see anything by a major company come close to taking any kind of market share away.

    The next big thing will not be one of these alternative facebooks... it will be something that makes facebook rethink the way they do things. It will need to be extremely innovative, and be catchy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      The next big thing will not be one of these alternative facebooks... it will be something that makes facebook rethink the way they do things. It will need to be extremely innovative, and be catchy!
      Hey I'm working on it...
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I think it is because facebook was original.
      I think TOM would disagree.
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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

    It amazes me how Facebook came from nothing to being while it is today while all these companies with tons of resources, expertise and experience can't come up with something 1/4 as popular.
    Tapping into trends BEFORE they get mainstream is often like that.

    In 2004, I sold a 'make content unique' service for $297.

    Within months, there were others selling alternatives - for $27.

    Today, most of those scripts are given away - for free.

    And nobody wants 'em!

    All success
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
    Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

    It amazes me how Facebook came from nothing to being while it is today while all these companies with tons of resources, expertise and experience can't come up with something 1/4 as popular.
    Boy did you hit the nail on the head with that one... I must say tho. recently there's been a lot of unwanted "updates" going on with facebook. I saw it as an attempt by someone to damage the image of FB but I dont see it working..

    Somehow, Mark Z keeps on trucking.

    Do you think we'll see FB suffer the same fate as Myspace?
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    • Profile picture of the author Damielle
      Personally I think Facebook will be around for a long time. I think they will lose some of the market with all the updates they do without consulting members.

      I also believe that the next 'Facebook' won't come from one of these big competing companies who are just looking to make more money but from someone with a truly original idea that people will gravitate to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
    Banned
    It'll be the death of Google+. Oh wait...
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    Oh my, I can see all the SOCL WSO's now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
      Originally Posted by Terry Hatfield View Post

      Oh my, I can see all the SOCL WSO's now.
      You just blew the lid off my operation! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Luis
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    With all the hackers and spammers attacking Facebook it won't be long before they'll lose their appeal to the masses.
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    • Profile picture of the author nishant0000
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      i have heard that Facebook is organizing the yearly competition for hackers.and get the updates of latest hacking techniques
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  • Profile picture of the author nexus851
    show the ingenuity of human beings.

    Microsoft is old news. Too big to go anywhere at this point and Bill Gates off the board, no creative management to lead the company ahead. Proof? Mobile phone OS, android & iOS, where was microsoft? lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
      Originally Posted by nexus851 View Post

      show the ingenuity of human beings.

      Microsoft is old news. Too big to go anywhere at this point and Bill Gates off the board, no creative management to lead the company ahead. Proof? Mobile phone OS, android & iOS, where was microsoft? lol
      They did it way before that and a lot of us used their phone OS but they ignored it right before smart phones went mainstream.

      I still like the old windows mobile for the PDA functions with great programs like Pocket Informant that still hasn't brought the same performance to iOS or Android.
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    It's hard to copy anyone, especially Facebook and especially in social networks niche... and especially if you want to become big player... Facebook is unique and people get used to FB... it will hard for anyone to get where FB is currently... or they will need to think of something that FB didn't think of... which is again hard...
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Whats the URL?

    I tried www.socl.com and it errored out??
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Facebook is working great for me and I think it will be huge for me in 2013. Maybe I'll ditch the niche sites and just do FB.

    G+ will hopefully go die in a fire.

    Microsoft need some serious soul searching after the rubbish that is Windows 8. Windows XP started to alienate their most important resource - small software developers such as myself. I haven't a clue how to build an App for Windows 8, but Visual Basic 6.0 was the best thing ever for Microsoft. Think of all the people who HAD to buy Windows, because there were just so many great applications for it, even in the most obscure niches.

    Apple and Amazon are doing some great stuff - many millions of people will be unwrapping Kindles and iPads for Christmas.

    Niche social networks can still work, and forums are still popular. LinkedIn is another thing worth a look if you're in the IT/business niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hardik Jogi
    URL is SO.CL

    This website was in beta mode since many months (or may be years). It is now open to public.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    It remind me of pintrest, but for the masses.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Facebook will always be on top no matter what.

    The next big idea will not come from a big company who has a ton of money to spend on it. It will be from some guy or gal who is so poor that their "idea" will become big and make them an overnight MILLIONAIRE.
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Facebook will always be on top no matter what.
      That's what TOM from MySpace said.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    facebook will be replaced eventually by an open source social network. FB is being pressured to monetize and progressively will be at odds w/ users.

    It happened with office/documents/spreadsheets, browsers, email clients, music etc.....

    The next generation of kids will lead the way.

    Look at how quickly myspace got dumped for FB. When we reach that point, it will happen quickly to FB as well. There will be plenty of tools to migrate your data over, and keep networks in place etc....so you won't be starting from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    In my own opinion, one of the features that makes Facebook popular is its live chat. What's more, Facebook interface is user friendly.

    I'll keep an eye on Socl and see what they could offer to the public.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    There's 3 ways to come out on top. Be first, be smarter, or cheat.

    Facebook was first.

    Google, Bing and whoever wants to take over or get a piece of the pie are going to have to come up with something extraordinary to beat Facebook.

    And I doubt any of those companies got to were they are now by cheating.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    I've been using it for two months or so now and I find it a waste of time. A lot of what you can't do on this can be done on Faceook. Google+ even has more features than this. Sorry Microsoft, you're out.
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  • Profile picture of the author ckbank
    Originally Posted by Dash Evra View Post

    I don't know if this news is new or not but it's my first time hearing it.

    Microsoft's Social Network Unveiled: Socl

    Looks like microsoft wants a share of that social network pie. Think it'll be any different from Google's numerous attempts?

    It amazes me how Facebook came from nothing to being while it is today while all these companies with tons of resources, expertise and experience can't come up with something 1/4 as popular.
    Didn't know Microsoft was a man.
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    They will beat google there for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Pride
    Facebook does it best, pure and simple.

    Plus they already have the critical mass. This reminds me of the zune (if that's the spelling).
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    This thread is older than the pyramids.
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    • Profile picture of the author Go4DBest
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      This thread is older than the pyramids.
      LOL, I just realized that this thread is roughly a year old.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    We already have had enough of FTLG and now this Socl
    And did you notice the warning message, "Not for Internet Marketers"
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  • Profile picture of the author TitsMcGee
    I think there too late. If google can't catch up on facebook I don't think microsoft has a chance
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    I can't believe I commented on a site that is 1 year old without knowing it! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    I didn't realize this thread was over a year old. When I saw MS had a "new" social network up, I checked it out right away. My first impression was the site was ugly and unintuitive. Then I came back here and saw this thread is over a year old. I guess so.cl isn't going to catch on. MS hasn't pushed it much . . . I doubt most people have even heard of it. I hadn't until I saw this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    Facebook will still be the corner stone of online social media, Google +1 tried but not even close to being a relative competition, and I don't see this competiting with facebook either.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpwebsite
    Assuming that this network is new, I plan on checking it out, because if you use new networks effectively you can be able to get a lot of followers as the network begins to grow, which is very useful .
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  • Profile picture of the author vivo
    Was this supposed to be a joke? Somebody bumping the thread so people could think it is new?
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