Careful What You Search For When Using So.cl

May 23, 2012 • 9:04 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Social Search Engines & Optimization
 

So.clA few days ago, Microsoft quietly launched their own social network named So.cl.

Yea, it is a lot like Google+, Facebook and all of them in a Microsoft wrapper. I am not doing a review here, Danny did one at MarketingLand.

One of the features is you can share your searches done on Bing or other default search providers directly with your friends in your timeline.

Sean Carlos shared a picture on Google+ of one of his "friends" timelines showing a recent search done on Flickr for the term [nude].

socl search timeline

Yea, with the new Bing you can also share your searches but you need to do it explicitly. I think this is more passive and by default, your searches will show up if you are searching through So.cl?

Just be careful what you search for within these networks.

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Comments:

Fedor

05/23/2012 02:17 pm

Searches can certainly be taken out of context by others even though it makes total sense to you. It seems like Microsoft, Facebook and Google are pushing the privacy boundary a little more than many people would feel comfortable with lately. It's like we're all part of some sort of social experiment to see how much of our liberties can be taken away before people crack. I miss the old internet.

Ohdear

05/23/2012 04:27 pm

Crap, better clear delete by history. Explaining what "Bubble Butt Bonanza 8" is to colleagues is going to be awkward

Larry Olson

05/24/2012 04:57 pm

That's bad, but I'd rather express my general irritation with the introduction of another social website. Hey kids, look, another way to "share". I barf on Microsoft's car seat.

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