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Microsoft’s “Socl” Social Network Hits iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Microsoft has a social network? In case you forgot, it does indeed, and now the company has released an app the social network, dubbed “Socl” for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Socl was originally introduced as “So.cl” in 2011 as an experiment that allows you to create posts that include videos, images, links and more. It’s probably most similar to Google+, in that you can use posts to create conversations and start “Video Parties” that are sort of like Google Hangouts. It also includes features such as “Picotale” that allow you to overlay text on an image to create your own meme, and a BLINK feature for quick “cliplets” not unlike what you might find on Vine or Instagram.

The mobile apps support many of these features, and include support for picture sharing, meme creation, responses and notifications. The initial reviews are already pretty bad, however. It has an average of 2.9 stars in Google Play, 3 stars on the iTunes App Store and 3.5 stars from the Windows Phone App Store. Most commenters, primarily on Google Play where there are more reviews, suggest it’s “uninspired,” “half baked” and laggy.

If you have room for a new social network, you can hit source links below to download it now.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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