Spindex: A New Social Aggregator from FUSE Labs

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At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a new social aggregator called Spindex, a project built by FUSE Labs, the folks behind the Outlook Social Connector, Bing Twitter Maps and Docs for Facebook.

With Spindex, now available as an early technical preview, your social streams from sites like Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and Bing are displayed in one interface, allowing you to easily see the personal trends among your own network of friends. Think of it like a News Feed for all the social services on the web.

Spindex has already been compared to Friendfeed, a company that was recently sold to Facebook. And it’s true – the idea of social aggregator is not new. But Spindex, by the looks of it, has a few interesting features, most notably the “trends” section that appears at the top of your stream.

It also shows you recently shared links, top posters, the most commented on post, and recent news from Bing on the “homepage” of the service.

You can filter you stream by service, search, save searches, reply, favorite, share, “remember” (save), like and retweet items within the stream itself.

Spindex is built on Windows Azure which is what provides its scaling and speed. You’ll need an invite to get in, but you can stay tuned to updates on Facebook and Twitter for more info on that.

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