1. azaright's Avatar
    Microsoft has already one called so.cl which is disastrous,here are the reasons I believe why Microsoft should consider entering the social network arena.
    1) they have the resources to do it
    2) growing fans of windows with hatred for google. Bing can add for a superior search feature.
    3) with Skype they can do wonders in the video chatting department and with outlook and Skype can make for a superior messaging integration.
    4) with the advantage of windows phones,they can make inroads in the mobile social networking area to give competition to fb although google has failed here.
    5) with Xbox gaming they can make wonders in integrating windows devices to make a superior gaming experience online.
    Considering all the above facts,Microsoft has a great shot at a successful social network if they do it right.
    If you believe/disbelieve please add your opinions.
    04-29-2013 05:15 PM
  2. Samst22's Avatar
    They already have one... The little known so.cl

    EDIT: Oh wait you already mentioned it at the start, sorry I skipped that. Yeah, maybe they should but I doubt it could compete with facebook and google+ especially since so.cl isn't growing.
    04-29-2013 05:21 PM
  3. azaright's Avatar
    They already have one... The little known so.cl
    if you bothered reading my post,you wouldn't say this,the very first lone I mentioned about so.cl and how disastrous it is.
    04-29-2013 05:24 PM
  4. Dazzi's Avatar
    if you bothered reading my post,you wouldn't say this,the very first lone I mentioned about so.cl and how disastrous it is.
    Hi,

    I've never heard of so.cl. What is it about, and why is it so disastrous?
    04-29-2013 05:38 PM
  5. fwaits's Avatar
    So.cl is nice, but it's more of a mashup of Bing meets Twitter meets Pinterest/Tumblr. Not a traditional social network, but interesting nonetheless.
    04-29-2013 05:51 PM
  6. peacefulberry's Avatar
    But I thought WP central was our social site? ♡
    04-29-2013 06:02 PM
  7. Dazzi's Avatar
    So.cl is nice, but it's more of a mashup of Bing meets Twitter meets Pinterest/Tumblr. Not a traditional social network, but interesting nonetheless.
    Thank you so much for explaining that, seen as the OP couldn't be bothered.

    Why I asked is because the OP title says Microsoft should consider opening a social network site, then contradicts himself by saying they have one called so.cl -- this totally confused me, as I have never heard of it.

    I'll to check it out -- I wonder if they have an app for it?
    04-29-2013 06:20 PM
  8. nessinhaw's Avatar
    so.cl actually seems interesting xD MS should advertise it more!
    guess imma give it a try :)
    04-29-2013 06:50 PM
  9. azaright's Avatar
    so.cl actually seems interesting xD MS should advertise it more!
    guess imma give it a try :)
    leaving all the ' I support MS products' comments,so.cl is actually useless and its not for mainstream,casual or power users.
    04-29-2013 07:59 PM
  10. azaright's Avatar
    Even microsoft abandoned so.cl it has no mobile presence or updates or features or even apps
    04-29-2013 08:01 PM
  11. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    *Another* social network in the wild? Really? Don't think so.
    azaright likes this.
    04-29-2013 09:25 PM
  12. azaright's Avatar
    *Another* social network in the wild? Really? Don't think so.
    I know the idea seems like work,bit I believe Microsoft can give us a better social network than so.cl
    04-30-2013 02:58 AM
  13. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    I mean they kinda already have 2 major social networks, Skype and xbox. You can send messages and view your xbox friends profiels on wp8/w8/xbox and chat with them on xbox so all they would need to do is turn it into a site. Skype is more or less the same thing too, you can Skype people, chat with them, add people to your friends list, etc. All they would need to do is make a website from it. If they could let you do Skype while playing xbox and had a little video box on the lower corner of your screen while playing a game with your friend, that might be cool and/or possibly too distracting, but cool nevertheless.
    04-30-2013 07:10 AM
  14. ag1986's Avatar
    Microsoft has already one called so.cl which is disastrous,here are the reasons I believe why Microsoft should consider entering the social network arena.
    1) they have the resources to do it
    2) growing fans of windows with hatred for google. Bing can add for a superior search feature.
    3) with Skype they can do wonders in the video chatting department and with outlook and Skype can make for a superior messaging integration.
    4) with the advantage of windows phones,they can make inroads in the mobile social networking area to give competition to fb although google has failed here.
    5) with Xbox gaming they can make wonders in integrating windows devices to make a superior gaming experience online.
    Considering all the above facts,Microsoft has a great shot at a successful social network if they do it right.
    If you believe/disbelieve please add your opinions.
    All your points are present in Facebook and for serious video comms, Google+ with Hangouts. What would be MS' unique selling point here? Why would people (regular people who've never heard of WP8 and/or WPcentral.com ever use it?

    I mean, my entire online life goes through Google - and I still use Facebook most of the time because that's where the people I know are. This is why G+ and the rest will fail - when one's friends are all on one social network, it basically needs everyone to switch en masse. Although Hangouts on G+ is amazeballs for full-family catchups or indeed whenever more than 2 people need to VC.
    04-30-2013 09:06 AM
  15. azaright's Avatar
    Microsoft has brought Skype into outlook.com,how would it be if outlook becomes the social network? Picture this: 1) videocalling,messaging,gaming,music from Xbox,people hub integration etc.
    04-30-2013 09:33 AM
  16. Reflexx's Avatar
    So.cl isn't some disastrous failure. You know why? It's just a research project. It's not supposed to be some big social site.

    People at MS are trying out some ideas with so.cl. Then they ask for feedback on those ideas from the people who choose to participate in this project.

    It was never meant to be some Facebook competitor. Though the things learned from it may be integrated into future services.
    04-30-2013 09:38 AM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    Microsoft has brought Skype into outlook.com,how would it be if outlook becomes the social network? Picture this: 1) videocalling,messaging,gaming,music from Xbox,people hub integration etc.
    I think it's more likely that XBOX Live expands to be more social. But instead of acting as its own independent network, it way tie in to existing networks better.
    Muessig likes this.
    04-30-2013 09:40 AM
  18. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    Its also possible Microsoft may not be trying to get into a true social networking site too much because of how fickle they are. I mean take myspace it was huge, then facebook happened and they look like they might be going down because of twitter or google+. Google+ only seems to be big because so many people use gmail and other google services, sure, I use gmail a lot so I technically have a G+ account, but I haven't ever used it though. Social networking is amazingly fickle as I said earlier and you never know when one is about to die and a new one pops up. Remember, people though when myspace was the dominant player that it was here to stay...
    05-01-2013 01:29 AM
  19. miklavzg's Avatar
    There's coming something by the end of this year... Don't worry, you'll get invitations.
    05-01-2013 01:34 AM
  20. Reflexx's Avatar
    I believe that MySpace has more "active" users than Google+.
    05-01-2013 01:32 PM
  21. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Hope there is a way to opt out and not create one.
    Sent from my SGH-i677 using Foroplex Beta
    05-02-2013 06:11 AM
  22. gsquared's Avatar
    MSFT has a pretty large investment in Facebook I believe. Thats a better position for them to be in. It still seem smost of the computing world despises MSFT. If they were to open a large-scale social networking site it would be nothing but the worlds largest ********-fest...
    05-02-2013 10:11 AM
  23. azaright's Avatar
    lolll
    05-02-2013 11:21 AM

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