Microsoft has launched new social network So.cl, aimed at helping students connect with their peers and share information.
Pronounced 'social', the company described the network as “an experimental research project” intended to assist students with academic research through combining social networking and search.
Similar to Pinterest, the site has a similar ‘bookmarklet’ feature that allows users to add and share web pages and rich media. In So.cl, users can also search and assemble a list of videos to share with others in the ‘video party’ feature.
And building on Facebook's 'comment' feature, users can now 'Riff' response comments back to original posts.
The software giant says it expects students to continue using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other search tools such as Google and Bing alongside So.cl and is not intended to rival other networks.
“We hope to encourage students to reimagine how our everyday communication and learning tools can be improved, by researching, learning and sharing in their everyday lives,” stated the FAQs.
So.cl is open to everyone from today.