There is always something happening in the virtual world. The time you log into the online world, you come across something new. Some new updates, new launches etc. So today I came across three new social-updates that I am going to write about. They are not like the rocking or record-breaking news but yes, they are neither nonsense news. Two of these news are about Facebook and one is of Microsoft. Don’t worry, I am not going to tell you about Zuckerburg’s marriage; I assume that you already know about it.
1. Facebook to lift Ban on under-13s
We all know about this. Children under-13 years of age are not allowed to sign-up. (What a joke!!!) They just don’t allow to sign-up but they don’t know about the children today. They fake their age to get a Facebook account. As a result, the social networking giant plans to relax the ban on children under the age of 13, according to a report. A senior Facebook employee said that the decision to lift the ban came after finding that many kids, some with and some without their parent’s permission were already signing up. If the decision is implemented, a flood of new sign-ups are expected.
2. Microsoft launches SO.CL
Software giant, Microsoft is too planning to jump in the social networking market by launching So.cl (pronounced as “social”). It is a social network that was tested by university students in 2011. According to Microsoft, So.cl is am experimental research project developed by the company’s FUSE Labs (Nice idea, if the network bombs then they will at least have an excuse). It is mainly focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning. And yes, So.cl search is powered by Microsoft’s own search engine, Bing.
3. Facebook launches Timeline feature for mobiles
So what do you think about all the above latest updates ?? Do you think it is the right move for Facebook to remove the ban and launching Timeline for mobiles ?? Will the Microsoft product be able to create a fan following of its own ?? Do share your views regarding all these points with us. We will be more than happy to have your feedback.