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Microsoft Launches Social Media Trend-watcher, msnNOW

Microsoft launched its foray into social and search-powered news aggregation, msnNOW. According to the site’s description, “msnNOW is a new way to stay current on the trends people are talking about, searching for, and sharing the most.”

The site uses realtime data from Twitter updates, Facebook posts, YouTube activity, Breaking News and Bing searches to find patterns and tally what’s trending.  Top stories are featured in a slider, and the rest of the stories are shown in a grid-like display (think Newser, but cleaner) in reverse chronological order. They summarize those top trending stories in 100 words or less, and snow you an icon to indicate where that trending story originated. If a story originated on Twitter, you see the top tweets about the topic displayed at the top of  the article. Read more

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Microsoft Unveils New Social Network So.cl

Microsoft is joining the increasingly crowded social media market, recently going public with So.cl. Not to worry — this is not Microsoft’s attempt to take on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

So what exactly is So.cl, pronounced social? In short, it’s a social network geared at helping students interested in social media. Microsoft describes it as “a research experiment for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning.”


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