Top 10 Stories of 2011: #1 New Microsoft social networking service discovered

The absolute biggest story of 2011 here on Fusible was the discovery of Microsoft's new social network, which is now officially called So.cl (pronounced "social"). The article racked up some nice social media statistics for a smaller tech news blog: over 600 tweets, nearly 500 Facebook Likes, and … [Read more...]

Instead of filing a legal dispute, Tumblr buys the domain name tumblr.org

Not all domain name registrations that infringe on a popular trademark end in legal dispute...some end in a pay day for the owner.   That's what happened with the domain name tumblr.org this week. On December 14, tumblr.org switched owners from Kevin Marsh of Ohio to the tenth largest social … [Read more...]

Microsoft using So.cl domain hack for private beta of its new social network

If you have been hoping to catch a glimpse of Microsoft's new social network, called Socl, you won't have any luck with the web address socl.com.  The service, which is in private beta, is currently only available to a very limited audience.   The domain socl.com, which I first discovered back in … [Read more...]

AOL to launch NVIBE social network? Domain acquired, trademarks filed

It looks like AOL Inc. plans to launch a new social networking site called NVIBE, more than a year after selling Bebo, a social networking site it had acquired for $850 million in 2008. On September 9, 2011, AOL became the owner of the domain name nvibe.com.  On the very same day, the company … [Read more...]