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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