Microsoft unveils Spindex, a new social media tool

Microsoft has revealed its new social media tool called Spindex.  The idea is that the new tool will be able to take all of your social media connections and display them on one page from popular services like Twitter, Facebook, Bing, and soon to be many more services.

From Spindex’s landing page, “Spindex allows you to access and interact with your social networks, see trends from your friends, and see related info from Bing on literally everything you click on. Spindex proactively finds useful articles and information based on your interest in your friends’ messages and comments. It lets you find out more about the topics that your friends and feeds are talking about in one click - so you can jump into the conversation.

Make sense of your social overload, open your personalized Spindex page, and find out at a glance what topics are hot in your social world. You can also keep track of the things you are remembering via Evernote - right inside of your Spindex page. Spindex is not just a social reader – as you browse your friends’ updates, Spindex continually suggests related content from Bing – giving you better insight into the topics and trends spinning around you”

The idea, in a nut shell, will combine all of your favorite social media websites and display them on a single page. This should save you time and hopefully give you better access to all of your favorite websites.  While the service seems promising, implementation will be key to keeping the flood of information organized. 

The service is being rolled out to only those who attend the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, but will be rolled out later to the general public.

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It's just a fad and it will fade into the background in a few more years. I hope.

I'm so damn sick of Twitter this and Twitter that. Facebook too.

Microsoft + Social Network...
Not getting close to it just like i did with Facebook.

Soon all those people (who join those sites) will be like open books, letting everyone see your personal info

Spindex? sounds like a term Fox News made up?!..... Spindex, we'll spin it what ever way you want to hear it....

thatguyandrew1992 said,

Ha, loser.

yes, because being able to seemlessly share photos, videos, and contact info with old friends is totally hurting our ability to communicate in real life - sorry, but i'm in more contact with friends i would have long ago lost contact with facebook then without it. REAL contact, not just virtual.

AgentGray said,

yes, because being able to seemlessly share photos, videos, and contact info with old friends is totally hurting our ability to communicate in real life - sorry, but i'm in more contact with friends i would have long ago lost contact with facebook then without it. REAL contact, not just virtual.

You know what's more awesome than looking at pictures of your friends while you're alone in your room at 2am wearing boxers and Ritz crumbs? Looking at your friends.


In your room. At 2am. Wearing boxers. XD

AgentGray said,

yes, because being able to seemlessly share photos, videos, and contact info with old friends is totally hurting our ability to communicate in real life - sorry, but i'm in more contact with friends i would have long ago lost contact with facebook then without it. REAL contact, not just virtual.

If someone is important enough for me to desire contact with, I stay in touch with them without Facebook. The rest, I figure, are obviously not important enough for me to really care about.

I like messenger and good old traditional text and calls. I don't need to post what I'm doing or try and appear "cool". I like to have my conversations in private and not for the whole world to see, I think both sides appreciate that.

Billus said,
I like messenger and good old traditional text and calls. I don't need to post what I'm doing or try and appear "cool". I like to have my conversations in private and not for the whole world to see, I think both sides appreciate that.

Yeah, ultimately the only thing Facebook offers above and beyond a cell phone's basic contact management and sms/calling service is, er, status updates and photo albums. And a built-in whitepages, I suppose, that's far more frustrating than normal white pages.

Scenario 1) *looks up John in a phone book* *calls number* *John screens* "Huh, I'll leave a message."

Scenario 2) *shops through old classmates* *tries to friend* *gets ignored* "WHY DO YOU HATE ME?!"

I'm for integrating everything BUT Facebook right now. The less it's tied into my other social media life, the better.

c3ntury said,
What is it with Facebook integration today?

If I ever hear someone say "Facebook" again, it will be too soon. *gag*