After a year of development in the shadows, Socl (read social), is now available. Also known as So.cl, this is the first public version of Microsoft's social network.
Microsoft's social network aimed at students.
Discover interesting content
Socl is a social network that not only facilitates communication with other users. In this network aimed at students content is really important. Discover interesting and useful information related to various fields such as technology, music, art, architecture, sports and cinema. Also, consult any issue with the user community.
Although Socl doesn't resemble any of the more popular social networks, it integrates concepts from all of them. It's interface is very visual, similar to Pinterest, with quite a formal feel more akin to Google+.
Using Socl entails new concepts that you should get to know: participate in "parties" (a kind of hangouts), create "riffs" (visual responses to articles) and discover "Socl Interests" or groups organized around a certain piece of content.
Access Socl and become a part of the largest student community.