Is there room for ANOTHER social network?
tswayne 1 year ago
Microsoft seems like they are trying to emulate Google+ with the launch of Socl. I have to wonder if there is room for yet another social network. Google+ (which I use instead of Facebook) has taken a while to take off, but now seems to have reached a reasonable level of penetration, with most of my friends using it to some degree, and those that don't at least being open to it. MySpace has re-launched, although I don't know how well that's going. Now Microsoft has Socl, which I assume they want to integrate into the Windows 8 experience and Windows phone experience. Google+ has the advantage of being integrated with millions of Android phones, even if a lot of Android users don't use it. What does Microsoft have to draw people in? I mean their phones may be fine, but they account for what 3-4% of the market? That's not enough to drive acceptance of a new social network, in my opinion. Then again, I've been wrong before. What do you think - any chance that Socl will be a success?
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