Spindex: Microsoft announces their own social aggregator
Microsoft is the latest player in the market working on a social media aggregator service.
The product has been named Spindex and it has been developed by the company’s Microsoft Fuse Labs.
It is currently available as a tech preview with limited access to beta testers.
The company spoke about Spindex:
Spindex allows you to access and interact with your social networks, see trends from your friends, and see related info from Bing on literally everything you click on. Spindex proactively finds useful articles and information based on your interest in your friends’ messages and comments. It lets you find out more about the topics that your friends and feeds are talking about in one click – so you can jump into the conversation.
Make sense of your social overload, open your personalized Spindex page, and find out at a glance what topics are hot in your social world. You can also keep track of the things you are remembering via Evernote – right inside of your Spindex page. Spindex is not just a social reader – as you browse your friends’ updates, Spindex continually suggests related content from Bing – giving you better insight into the topics and trends spinning around you.
Spindex is currently a Tech Preview available to attendees of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Please follow us on Twitter to find out more about when the project will become more widely available.