Day by day the social networking services increasing rapidly ,many big giants taking part into this "Horse Race" which is started by Facebook. After Facebook ,Google+ & Diaspora now its a time for Microsoft Social Networking service for students called so.cl. So the so.cl is as much similar as few existing social networking sites ,I can say its a replica of some fragments of many other social networking sites as mentioned in my early line.I didn't find any new & unique feature into so.cl,as its an experimental release we hope they may come with some good features very soon 🙂 Currently so.cl is only available for invited peoples as they are testing its functionality and performance.FuseLabs of Microsoft research doing the development of so.cl. If you really want another social networking site for your socialization then you can go with it 🙂
Some key features of So.Cl
1. It enable to share anything ,browse your feed,posting of status & videos.Panoramio is the photo sharing service offered by so.cl
2. Making friends on so.cl is just like "FOLLOWING" on twitter 😛
3. Real time Video Parties: It's another cool feature that we already explore in Google + as hangout 🙂 Its behave like same like hangouts with some modified functionality.
4. Enhance search: Searching feature enable you to get BING search result without logouting to so.cl,it uses Bing public API's
5. Privacy & Notification: In so.cl we can manage our privacy and notification settings ,but they are not much clear like Facebook and Google+ 🙂
What I Did't like about So.cl :
1. Currently they are providing signup for invited peoples who is already having Facebook account 🙂
2. Page loading speed is slow as compare to others 😛
3. UI is not good and placement of many sections is not user friendly.
4. Their are Live bugs in Microsoft so.cl, officially said by one of the MS employee on my friends chetan's FB thread 😛
5. No compatible application for any handheld devices.No such good facility for students !!!
[note] This review is w.r.t current experimental release, we hope it may overcome in future stable release [/note]
Get Invitation of So.cl :
1.To get an invitation for So.cl,like us on Facebook &follow us on Twitter.
2.Subscribe for our Newsletter's
3. Do comment why you need another social networking site .Its compulsory
4.Put your email address alson with comment ,we will send you an invite.
Conclusion: According to me its too much for us to digest lots of social networking services. It may collapse your time management and social experience.So ball is in your court you have to decide how to play it 🙂 Don't take any addiction of social world.Try to use it for your business instead of time-spearing.
[note]invitations are very limited so it will given like FCFS (First Come First Serve) basis,as I mentioned earlier its having BUGS , many time invitation may not reach to you.So kindly comment about it if u fail to get an invitaion [/note]