Now it’s not said anywhere in the books that Microsoft’s social network has got any accurate numbers on the total number of users they have but the site sure gets the traffic it deserves since it has a huge name backing it up. It is sure unique from Facebook and all the others and will come on the top list in the future as one of the most largest social networks in the history of technology and social media. Give it time So.cl is a long term growing service that everyone will end up using in the future of the new social networks.
The question is what makes everything so different about Microsoft’s social network So.cl? They offer services like Video Parties and Following Interests. Okay now about Video Parties, Video Parties are collections of live YouTube videos shared and edited by users on Socl.
So basically you create your own playlists provided that you gather these playlists from YouTube sources and add them to your Video Party creation. A collection of music videos pretty much that’s why they call them video parties for the most part. The page design is out of this world and the functions work great it almost looks like a panel of medias displayed in the most magnificent place. This is one of the best design platforms ever built in the the social networking world. With their other feature “Following Interests”, Topic pages can be subscribed to populate the user’s interest feeds. So.cl will be a great way to connect with the fun things people enjoy most and of course catering to the “video party” features that everyone will be creative with and selective of.
With other new and ongoing social networking services out their like InspiredStream, Google+, and Twitter So.cl continues to grow on a unique basis to make the experience different for users. Google+ sure make its social networking service big with the help of big brother but its no lie that they grew apart from their competition by coming up with a numbers system to connect people together and their content. +1 is how you signal your appreciation for anything that grabs your attention on Google+ or on your favorite websites. When you read a post that makes you want to cheer, is your applause; when you watch a video that has you laughing, +1 is your laughter; when you see a photo that perfectly captures that perfect moment, +1 is your button to press. These are the ways social networks are different from each other by offering a new social experience like InspiredStream stated in one of their quotes. Being different is moving away from your competition not competing with them, and for social networks to stay afloat they have to almost create their own world of connecting people to new features and creativity. Many different forms of content are offered in different types on many different social networks with their own twist to things. On Tumblr, well Tumblr is famous for having GIF’s as a popular service delivery catered to users on their micro blogging site. GIf’s on the site are widely popular by Tumblr users who have a liking for the the way GIF’s are appeared to come out on the platform.
Take a look at how popular these GIF’s are on this users Tumblr Profile. siriuslymeg
Tumblr also has a beautifully designed platform for uploading blogs in different forms of technologies. They offer photo uploading, video uploading, text posts, and many more forms of content delivery for users but take a look at why Tumblr users find Tumblr attractive to upload their content.
The design is fun colorful and meets the eye of attraction which encourages those to upload their creatives on the site. The advanced design makes everyone want to use it and is branded this way for these reasons. Design meets the eye and once something meets the eye people use it. This is also why Tumblr is so popular. their uploading appearance on the dashboard just looks so beautiful that you wanna use it. Same with InspiredStream. Now your probably saying what’s InspiredStream? “I never heard of InspiredStream, whats that ?”. InspiredStream was launched in 2012 as a social network catering to artists. Within those years InspiredStream kept updating their business model about offering the service to businesses and everyone. Product design updates and revamped interfaces were improved on the website and was offered for mobile users recently. They’re in the middle of beta testing their newest feature coupling. Coupling’s are a new way to connect with the things people like by couplinking content to their list’s of couplinks that they’ve saved along the way. A coupling is a physical object that is engineered to connect to a trains freight. It’s generally a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. This is a very innovative way to see how people will connect in the near future with this new button, and in the long term InspiredStream will get a very large following from that.
The InspiredStream video player which is the “IS video player” is an outstanding appeal compared to most video players out their in the tech world. Especially if you personally own a large widescreen desktop it plays seamlessly on their and you will have a lot of fun with this player. The player is very colorful and it has a bunch of gadgets that you will keep pressing it’s that gorgeous. It offers an amazing high definition built in HD option by just automatically uploading a video and bang the quality is high-def but InspiredStream is introduction their own definition of high definition that’s gonna be their own quality definition offered as a free service called “ISSHD” which the acronym stands for,” InspiredStream Super High Definition” for video. Here is a snapshot of the video player from InspiredStream.
The player is built for touch and fades away when theirs no mouse over but comes back when you mouse over it again. It’s a really neat player and it’s something you might want to try out someday on your free time or whenever you feel like being social. the audio transitioning from high to low is sleek and when you toggle with the expand button it is almost like heaven which is very beautiful theirs no explanation to this player is really creative and very appealing to the eye.
The Log in interface is just beautiful and is very clean and attractive. As you can see they provide Social Login with your Facebook, google+, and Twitter account. Manual registration is only by request and you would have to email them if you want a special account for business or other needs. Social log in is the best choice for you because it protects against spam and its a faster way to sign up and use the sites services. They offer social log in because its the industry standard and identifies who you are on InspiredStream but you can always change your privacy settings in your IS account. InspiredStream is also coming up with a new feature that will cater to businesses need’s and of course individuals who want to market themselves more effectively threw video. The feature is called Cover Videos which is unique and in this case will draw more attention from users by watching other IS Members Cover Video’s on their IS Profile’s.
The Video player will be a built in “select Video Cover” feature that will allow users to upload their own videos from their desktops, phones, or tablets onto their profile. This feature will be very popular and will have a lot more people using it over cover photo’s.
So what will hold the future with these social networks out on the loose. Will they steer away from their competitors and by doing so will beat out their competition ? Or will it be just be the same ideas floating around that Facebook already came out with ? Whats the call hear on the future of the social network ?
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