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3699 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 May 2012 at 5:21 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-05-21 03:53:35 PM  
"Socl is pre-alpha".

So, really, you basically figured out 2 months ago that you needed a social app?
 
2012-05-21 03:55:09 PM  
They bought MySpace?
 
2012-05-21 04:33:22 PM  
Microsoft on Monday opened its experimental social search service called So.cl, which lets users socially broadcast their search queries and attached results

That's like mixing Chatroulette with an MMO.
 
2012-05-21 05:13:31 PM  
"the social network where search queries = status updates"

Oh dear lord, that has a lot of potential for awesome fail. Families, married couples, you name it. It could be awesome.
 
2012-05-21 05:23:00 PM  
So cl.

Yeah, THAT'S gonna catch on. Tiwtter? Facebook? Myspace? Pff, social sites you can pronounce are on the way out.
 
2012-05-21 05:26:51 PM  
I really wish Microsoft would quit messing around with trying to make money off of their websites. They're not good at it. And there are SO many other things they could be working on. For example, removing Metro from Windows 8 and calling it Windows 9.

I like MS's products, honestly. But their websites mostly suck. They just don't get it.
 
2012-05-21 05:27:24 PM  
But this is v1.0 folks, just wait until about 3.0 and Microsoft will have something pretty decent going and will flatten everyone else. Book it.
 
2012-05-21 05:29:16 PM  
"which lets users socially broadcast their search queries and attached results"

I see this not backfiring on people in anyway.

your search 'surprise donkey butt-sex' returned the following results and was posted to 'everyone'
 
2012-05-21 05:29:31 PM  
Who among us wants to let the world know what we google bing? I'm asking farkers so it's a trick question, duh! There are not enough mental institutes to handle the lot of us.
 
2012-05-21 05:30:16 PM  
Microsoft on Monday opened its experimental social search service called So.cl, which lets users socially broadcast their search queries and attached results

Someone's harpy of an in-law is about to discover what goatse is.
 
2012-05-21 05:33:32 PM  
"the social network where search queries = status updates"

And I thought that poor Indian guy mentioned in another thread who didn't show his relationship status as "married" was in trouble.

Now Microsoft wants the whole world to know who and what you've done searches about. I'm sure that employees of Ford would have no problem letting Toyota people know what they're researching. And your boss will understand that the NAMBLA search was just your curiousity about acronyms. Your wife will also understand the image searches for Eliza Dushku's tattoo.
 
2012-05-21 05:48:29 PM  
It's a bit late for April Fool's.
 
2012-05-21 05:50:37 PM  
Socl? That's the name they came up with? Then again these were the brilliant marketing people that brought us Zune.
 
2012-05-21 05:59:20 PM  
Can they try, just once, to not be last-to-market with something?
 
2012-05-21 05:59:33 PM  

Hand Banana: Socl? That's the name they came up with? Then again these were the brilliant marketing people that brought us Zune.


In fairness, I think Suckl was already taken.
 
2012-05-21 06:06:07 PM  
So, this will be as popular with Bing users as Plus is with Google users, right?

So it'll have three users, all of whom work at MS.
 
2012-05-21 06:14:24 PM  
it's scary because MS has control over your likely OS. keep an eye out for an option buried deep in windows media player that says .. build a complete social profile from the contents of your computer
 
2012-05-21 06:22:41 PM  
This is the type of shiat that just makes you scratch your head in disbelief.
 
2012-05-21 06:32:39 PM  

LazarusLong42: So, this will be as popular with Bing users as Plus is with Google users, right?

So it'll have three users, all of whom work at MS.


I still use Google mail without "approving" the new user agreement. One extra click. Fuk'em.
 
2012-05-21 06:51:55 PM  
My search queries as updates?


No thank you, I am going to get weird looks because I looked up a butthole surfers song named kuntz because I couldn't remember the lyrics.
 
2012-05-21 06:52:41 PM  
Wow. It's like they did a series of intensive focus groups dedicated to figuring out exactly what I don't want or need added to the internet. Good job, guys! You did it.
 
2012-05-21 06:54:17 PM  
I wouldn't want to have "Amputee shemale golden shower" show up on my social networking page.
 
2012-05-21 07:12:42 PM  

TravisBickle62: I wouldn't want to have "Amputee shemale golden shower" show up on my social networking page.


You never know, that might be the event that causes you and Mrs Right to finally meet.
 
2012-05-21 07:23:04 PM  
Uh oh....

i.imgur.com

So, what other searches by famous people might we not want to see?
 
2012-05-21 07:27:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: They bought MySpace?


I think they own most or some of Facebook.
 
2012-05-21 07:49:49 PM  
I have a feeling Microsoft has thought this through and is looking into the future.
 
2012-05-21 08:00:47 PM  

Hand Banana: Socl? That's the name they came up with? Then again these were the brilliant marketing people that brought us Zune.


Well, soon enough we'll see some guy with the so.cl logo tattooed on his arm.
 
2012-05-21 08:10:35 PM  
Does it work with Windows 3.0?
 
2012-05-21 08:23:19 PM  

Makh: "the social network where search queries = status updates"

Oh dear lord, that has a lot of potential for awesome fail. Families, married couples, you name it. It could be awesome.


How could they possibly think this is a good idea? I look up interracial scat lesbian fisting midget porn and now everyone I know is aware that I am a pervert, yeah, that sounds like exactly what I want in a social network. The worst thing is, it's actually a great time to start this kind of business. Facebook is likely to get some bad headlines when most of the initial investors lose money, and that could easily be turned into Myspace-level failure if some savvy marketer with a quality product pushed the right buttons. But it's Microsoft, so instead of a decent product they come up with this.
 
2012-05-21 08:33:38 PM  
Well, Facebook won't be around forever. From the sound of it, FB stock is not holding value, so it should be very soon when Facebook begins to drive people away by really trying to make money off of it's users.
 
2012-05-21 08:36:44 PM  
"the social network where search queries = status updates"


Do you really want to know that you dad is looking for "fat black ebony rods"

Or your grandmother "vaginal waxing"?

Or your lover "lots and lots of childrens cocks"?
 
2012-05-21 08:48:24 PM  
Wow, they've managed to Zune up Google+. Sew-kel, it just rolls off the tongue, like vomit.
 
2012-05-21 09:05:51 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Wow, they've managed to Zune up Google+. Sew-kel, it just rolls off the tongue, like vomit.


Or "squirting" stuff at your friends.
 
2012-05-21 09:12:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Microsoft on Monday opened its experimental social search service called So.cl, which lets users socially broadcast their search queries and attached results

That's like mixing Chatroulette with an MMO.


Bleh. My GIS-Fu failed me. I was looking for some of the screenshots where tards were putting "XXL buttplug" and stuff like that as their fb status in the mistaken assumption they are on teh googles.
 
2012-05-21 09:13:55 PM  

theorellior: Phil Moskowitz: Wow, they've managed to Zune up Google+. Sew-kel, it just rolls off the tongue, like vomit.

Or "squirting" stuff at your friends.


What friends do in the privacy of their own internet ring is none of my business.
 
2012-05-21 10:10:51 PM  
I really want my family seeing that I searched for "underaged necrophilic transgender furry scat porn".
 
2012-05-21 10:36:29 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Wow, they've managed to Zune up Google+. Sew-kel, it just rolls off the tongue, like vomit.


No it's a networking thing. It'll be referred to as WinSocl. (WIN-SOCK-EL)
 
2012-05-21 10:38:24 PM  
I keep searching for some good donkey clown porn, but the face paint on the donkeys is all wrong. Can anyone here point me in the right direction?
 
2012-05-21 11:19:41 PM  
This has to be a joke?

Come on, the last thing I want is to broadcast my search history to everyone. Hell I use stealth mode on chrome when viewing porn and I don't believe even for a second that it isn't recorded, it just isn't obvious on my history
 
2012-05-21 11:29:35 PM  

CK2005: I really want my family seeing that I searched for "underaged necrophilic transgender furry scat porn".


But on the other hand don't you want to be in the deviant Total Fark ring so you can have the digest of all the deviance you're unable to concieve of on your own?
 
2012-05-21 11:36:17 PM  
Oh god....I wanted to believe this was a misrepresentation of Microsoft.

It's not.

How does MS manage to fark up everything web related so much?
 
2012-05-21 11:48:19 PM  
It's like Google+, except instead of interacting with your friends that work at Google, it's for your friends who work at Microsoft?
 
2012-05-21 11:56:45 PM  
If they add a "Dislike" button I'll use it.

Well, that and after they magically get everyone to start using it. And I mean everyone currently on Facebook.
 
2012-05-22 12:33:18 AM  

MrEricSir: It's like Google+, except instead of interacting with your friends that work at Google, it's for your friends who work at Microsoft?


The way I read it, it's more like an aggragator for acknowledged ignorance and curiosity. Which might be interesting as a computer science experiment, which is what it appears to be, and is likely worthless as a commercial product.
 
2012-05-22 12:51:45 AM  

Tickle Mittens: MrEricSir: It's like Google+, except instead of interacting with your friends that work at Google, it's for your friends who work at Microsoft?

The way I read it, it's more like an aggragator for acknowledged ignorance and curiosity. Which might be interesting as a computer science experiment, which is what it appears to be, and is likely worthless as a commercial product.


So it's exactly like Yahoo Answers?
 
2012-05-22 12:53:08 AM  

Tickle Mittens: MrEricSir: It's like Google+, except instead of interacting with your friends that work at Google, it's for your friends who work at Microsoft?

The way I read it, it's more like an aggragator for acknowledged ignorance and curiosity. Which might be interesting as a computer science experiment, which is what it appears to be, and is likely worthless as a commercial product.


And still late as hell to the game. AltaVista had that "what are other people searching for?" feature in 1998.

/often with hilarious results
 
2012-05-22 02:45:29 AM  

LordJiro: So cl.

Yeah, THAT'S gonna catch on. Tiwtter? Facebook? Myspace? Pff, social sites you can pronounce are on the way out.


They've been trying to do social networking since MySpace started to get popular. They linked your Hotmail contacts, MSN contacts, SkyDrive, etc all together on a social page. The whole thing was fail, with it not giving you any privacy settings at first. Nothing like logging in one day to see your MSN chat contacts lists has been published to the web in full with no option to turn it off. Because you know, I want everyone to know everyone else who I chat with.
 
2012-05-22 05:17:59 AM  
SQL?

Status: "vampy bit me"

/Socl it to me
 
2012-05-22 05:59:41 AM  

theurge14: TravisBickle62: I wouldn't want to have "Amputee shemale golden shower" show up on my social networking page.

You never know, that might be the event that causes you and Mrs Right to finally meet.


Hey now, don't be insensitive. She could be Mrs. Left, you know.
 
2012-05-22 06:21:40 AM  
So.cl

ose, but

no cigar.
 
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