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Microsoft's Socl social network getting a facelift

Over a year ago, it was revealed that Microsoft was working on its own social network, geared for college students, with the code name Tulip. In December 2011, Microsoft officially announced the network, with the name Socl, and allowed a limited number of students at a few colleges in the US to sign up.

In May, Microsoft allowed anyone to check out the Socl network. Today, the Microsoft Research Fuse Labs blog revealed that Socl is getting some major new features as part of an overall facelift for the network.

The blog states that as far as news posts on Socl:

Viewing the rapid feed on Socl is faster and, well, just better. The home screen is all about the beautiful posts you create (often in just seconds, using the new post creator!). You can choose to see the posts two-columned or three, so it’s less likely you’ll miss out on anything. And now you can see the posts even if you are not signed in or are new to Socl.

All members of Socl now have an updated profile page which shows a person's information, posts, interests and more on just one page. You can also create a page with your favorite playlists on the network along with the ability to watch videos with other Socl friends.

So far, Microsoft has not given any indication of how many people have signed up to use Socl since its beta launch a year ago.

Source: Fuse Labs | Image via Microsoft

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