Microsoft has been testing the socl social search site for students over the past several months and today the compay has made available a redesigned version of the site to anyone who wants to test drive it.
The redesigned site features a home screen with the posts users create in two or three columns. The posts are visible to anyone including those new to Socl.
The crowd-sourced interest gallery is more discoverable, helping users socialize with other people.
People finding and following can be done via posts, the new people gallery, or from a person's page. Everyone on Socl has an updated page where profile information, posts, interests, people and parties can be viewed together in one place.
Users are able to create a playlist and watch videos with others in Socl, and chat together as they watch.