Microsoft Set to Launch Social Bookmarking Service Next Month

by admin August 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Microsoft is ready to dive into the social bookmarking arena. After previewing a version of its own Delicious competitor back in May, the company is now set to launch Microsoft Social Bookmarks next month, an effort that will initially focus on techies by offering versions of the site on MSDN, TechNet, and Expression.

The site has been in testing with what evangelist John Martin calls “thousands of technical professionals,” and the results so far speak for themselves, as the popular tags on Social Bookmarks include topics like .net, SQL, and visual basic.

In preparation for the official launch, the site is adding a few features, like the ability to subscribe to tags via RSS, import your bookmarks from other services, and a widget so bloggers can offer their readers a way to bookmark articles to Microsoft Social Bookmarks.

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