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    News - Microsoft wants you to get social with

    Social network dressed up as an experimental research project, or vice versa?
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    Re: News - Microsoft wants you to get social with

    Semi interesting project this one, but I am still not really sure what it's there for.

    It's not really a social network - which is the right move as we really don't need someone else trying to get into that market, and Google's Monumental failure with Google+, or Apples failure with Ping clearly show. Microsoft have their own (largely failed) attempt out already with Live.

    I like the concept and it's something I might use (I will certainly take a look) - I personally dislike facebook immensley these days, it really went downhill from a UX perspective when Apps invaded, and the recent switch to "timeline" just makes it downright difficult to use. So the idea of having a consolidation layer sitting above facebook where I can still talk to/see updates from my facebook friends, but without all the pain that facebook itself brings..that appeals. Being able to link that up to etc too is a nice plus point for me. Hmm actually that sounds rather like the "people" app on my WP7 - which is one of it's best features, and also appears as a Metro App in win 8...

    Remains to be seen if that's what it really is or if I have mis understood, but Microsoft Research do tend to stick to sensible, interesting projects - I can't see them being daft enough to try and create another social network so it's gotta be different!

    edit: Ignore what I said above - it stil requires you to add friends/people rather than just your account and using data from it So I am struggling to see the point atm..if anyone figure it out let me know!
    Last edited by Spud1; 23-05-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: News - Microsoft wants you to get social with

    Ditto as Spud1

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